Anthony Joshua: Champion’s ancestral village Shagamu lit up as he defeats Klitschko

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Shagamu, a city located in Ogun State, in south-western Nigeria is the ancestral village of WBA and IBF champion Joshua. Thousands of Shagamu indigenes converged at a huge viewing party near his family home to watch one of their own, Anthony Joshua defeat Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, April 29. Shagamu, a city located in Ogun State, in south-western Nigeria is the ancestral village of Joshua who is now the WBA and IBF champion after beating veteran Ukrainian Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley.ALSO READ: Anthony Joshua went to boarding school in NigeriaAlthough born in Watford, the boxer has a Nigerian mother Yeta and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent.Joshua is very much associated with his Nigerian roots and still bears the middle name, 'Oluwafemi’. He was called 'Femi' by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name 'Oluwafemi'.In Shagamu, the youth association organised a viewing party which was attended by thousands. According to Kwese Sports, Joshua’s uppercut which knocked out Klitschko in the 11th round was received with a very loud cheer from the crowd. His huge win was greeted with a lot of celebration by the Shagamu indigenes who was cheering their son. Joshua, 27 knocked out Klitschko three times, in the fifth round and twice more in the crucial 11th.

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