Anthony Joshua prostrates before Buhari, sets social media on fire

Anthony Joshua prostrates before Buhari, sets social media on fire

World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua is talk on social media after paying homage to a visiting delegation of Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom.

According to photos and videos doing rounds online, Joshua prostrated before President Buhari on Saturday, January 18, in a meeting that saw him present his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO belts to the head of state in a beautiful moment that got the world buzzing.

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Joshua then thanked and immortalized the moment with the 77 –year-old leader in a series of selfies.

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According to Nigerian media, the 30-year-old boxer whose father hailed from Sagamu, Ogun State, prostrated as a sign of respect to Buhari in line with the traditions of the Yoruba people and celebrated his victory over Mexican star Andy Ruiz on December 7, 2019, with Buhari.

President Buhari was flanked by Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, Trade and Investment minister Adeniyi Adebayo, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Justice Adesola Oguntade, among others.

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