Streets of Lagos was yesterday thrown into wild jubilation as Nigerian Related heavy weight champion Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr.
Worthy of note is the wild jubilation in Sagamu Saturday night After the fight, his relatives were seen exchanging pleasantries and hugging each other.
The street was lit as both young and small were seen chanting victory songs and dancing and took over the whole area, for more than 35 minutes, vehicles could hardly move.
Fans and Joshua’s family members who had prepared for ahead of Ruiz Jr defeat rooted out fire crackers as the jubilation climaxed into fireworks and blocked the Cinema Street in jubilation.
Joshua’s uncle, Wale Joshua told newsmen shortly after the victorious fight, “We are happy. We commend his gallantry. He made us proud and he stood by his words of wisdom. He has always told us not to be weighed down by defeat,” he also commended the boxer for being humble in defeat.
another uncle, Pa Ogunsanya Gbenga, said, “Our ancestors are behind him. Our forefathers are not dead. They are strongly awake to see him come to limelight again.”
Head of Anthony Joshua Fans in Sagamu, identified as Mr Naira, added, “This is the most massive we have had. The crowd is huge. Over 5000 are here.
“He should learn from earlier defeat. He should never underrate anyone regardless of their size or height. We are expecting him here after the victory.”