Anthony Joshua’s family in Sagamu, Ogun State has stepped up preparations for the homecoming of the world heavyweight boxing champion.
Joshua, who became the world heavyweight champion after defeating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in 11 rounds at Wembley Stadium in April, is set to visit the country in August.
One of the uncles of the boxer, Adedamola Joshua, said, “The family has begun plans for the visit of Anthony in August. We are aware that a private company wants to bring him to the country to motivate the younger ones.
“We have given them our support and we have also started to make our own plans on how to ensure that the visit is successful. We will work with them to see how he can visit the family home and also see some other important places.
“Anthony is now a role model for many youths in the country and his visit should be a well-planned event.”
The boxer’s cousin, Raymond Ajakaiye, said, “The family is excited to work with the organizers of the visit. Anthony is one of our own and we are looking forward to August when the visit will take place. The elders and the youths have started plans on how to make it memorable – both for Anthony and the family.”