Anthony Joshua meets the Akarigbo of Remo Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi
Anthony Joshua meets the Akarigbo of Remo kingdom Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi at his Palace Residence on Wednesday 19th February.
The World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, on Wednesday 19th February paid a courtesy visit to the Akarigbo of REMOLAND has he made a promise to Oba Ajayi and indeed Nigeria never to be far from His Roots (REMO KINGDOM).
Joshua pledged to “stand up for Sagamu & Remo kingdom as a whole anytime you need me.”
The Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remo Kingdom congratulated Anthony for regaining his world championship belt as well as putting Remo and Nigeria back on the map.
In a related development, The people of Remo kingdom have given kudos to Joshua for his show of respect and humility to The Akarigbo.
Following Jarrell Miller’s disqualification after failing three drug tests, we were left wondering what would be Anthony Joshua’s fate, as he was billed to fight the American on June 1st at Madison Square Garden.
Joshua’s quickly team went looking for a replacement and came up with a shortlist that had Andy Ruiz as the most likely new opponent. Well, it’s now official: Ruiz will be facing the unified heavyweight champion on the day.
The replacement doesn’t change much about the fight, except that Joshua won’t be facing a drug cheat in the ring after all. The fight remains the champ’s debut in the US as a pro, and he’ll still be defending his coveted titles against a US boxer since Ruiz is Mexican-American.
29-year-old Ruiz is going to make a ton of money from the fight, but that isn’t the main thing on his mind right now. He’s looking to make history by stripping Joshua of his heavyweight titles and taking them back to Mexico, but we know how difficult that is going to be.
Britain’s Anthony Joshua says he wants to fight WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in April and has told the American: “I’m running the game.”
Joshua holds the IBF, WBO and WBA belts and any bout between the two would unify the heavyweight division.
Earlier this week Wilder, who drew with Britain’s Tyson Fury in Los Angeles earlier this month, accused Joshua of “begging” for a fight .
“I’m not interested in Tyson Fury – he’s not the champion,” Joshua said.
The 29-year-old is yet to confirm an opponent for his next fight on 13 April at Wembley Stadium, with his promoter Eddie Hearn saying “it comes down to what Wilder wants to do”.
Joshua told ESPN: “I’m willing to fight Deontay Wilder on 13 April in London. I don’t know what more I need to do to get that message across. He’s more interested in fighting Tyson Fury. Fury holds no world titles.
“I’ve booked the date in advance, booked the venue in advance. I want to make my point clear in front of everyone – I’m willing to fight any one of these guys, especially the champion Deontay Wilder
“I’m the one leading the pack since I made my debut. Five years in, several title defences and I’m running the game. I mean business. I don’t know what more I need to do to get that message across to the world. I can handle my business and I’m willing to do that in the ring.”
Following the draw between Wilder and Fury earlier this month the WBC sanctioned a direct rematch.