President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Anthony Joshua on his victory against Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia. He regained his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight which he lost to Andy Ruiz in New York. Ruiz was no match for a better and improved Anthony Joshua who came into the match more determined after a surprise loss to Ruiz. Joshua trained hard for the victory and deserved the victory in Saudi Arabia.
A press release by Femi Adesina reads
PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES ANTHONY JOSHUA ON COMEBACK VICTORY
President Muhammadu Buhari thumbs up World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jnr.
The President rejoices with Joshua, saluting him for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, who had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago.
“The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life. There’s always another, and better day. This is a lesson we must all learn from you as a country,” President Buhari tells the comeback world champion.
He wishes Anthony Joshua well as he seeks to bring more glory to Nigeria, and to the boxing profession.
It is expected that Joshua that he will earn between £40million-£60million for part 2 with Ruiz.
But it will mean Joshua could double his net worth to over £100m. He is currently estimated to be worth around £42m by Forbes.
Despite going into the rematch as the champion, Ruiz Jr banked a set fee of around $10m (£7.7m).