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What Fani-Kayode Said About Anthony Joshua’s Defeat To Ruiz


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Former Nigeria’s minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has sympathized with Anthony Joshua over his shock defeat to Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr.

Naija News had reported earlier that the British-Nigerian boxer suffered humiliating defeat on his United States debut after being knocked down four times by the Mexican-American boxer, to leave him out of the heavyweight championship.

Ruiz Jr. stopped Joshua in the seventh round of the fight on Saturday, June 1, at the Madison Square Garden, New York, USA, to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion.


Joshua, a British title-holder, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO World Heavyweight Titles in the fight against Ruiz, but the underdog knocked him down four times after which he (Ruiz) was awarded a technical knockout.

Moments after the match, took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to pray for the British-Nigerian boxer, saying he would come back strong.

“My heart goes out to @anthonyfjoshua. He needs our love and support now more than ever. A man that is proud of both his British AND Nigerian heritage sets a good example. He is also a great champion. Praying for him. He will be back!”