Some Nigerian celebrities have taken to social media to sympathise with British-Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua over his defeat at the weekend as some other Nigerians blame President Muhammadu Buhari for the loss.
Naija News reports that Joshua lost to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk via split decision on Sunday morning at the King Abdullah Sports Arena in Jeddah with Usyk retaining his IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO titles.
Reacting, Nigerian female footballer, Asisat Oshoala, Erica and DJ Cuppy sympathised with Joshua over the loss and expressed their continued support for him.
She wrote: “I felt AJ had like 2 occasions where he could’ve gone in for a KO but he was too tired. Omo na we wey no too understand the sport Dey analyze pass….. Anyway, we are coming back, NAIJA FOR LIFE STILL.”
DJ Cuppy wrote: “So PROUD of Femi! WITH or WITHOUT belts, ALWAYS my CHAMP. Oh and before I forget, F*CK the HATERS!”
Erica Nlwedim wrote: “Anthony Joshua you’re still a champion.”
However, some Nigerians took to social media to react stating that ever since the two-time heavyweight champion met with Buhari, he has been recording losses in his march.
gucci_tos wrote: “Since this man see and snap with buhari things have not be the same again. God abeg ooooo come and eppp ooooo”
chukzyfresh wrote: “Since this guy meet Buhari everything in his life has stopped working well.”
bigvaijokotoye wrote: “Anthony no dey win again since he go shake that man.”
sauceprince1 wrote: “I wasn’t expecting it. But it’s all good, that’s life. You win SOME and Loose SOME. Try collect your belt back bro. Heard because you met with BUHARI, you sef for no meet that guy.”
rich___kinging wrote: “If he learned how to release his hands he will do better, you can’t be a fighter and based on one hand, he need to learn and do the right stuff”
chrisiphomes wrote: “When you come from a country and every one quest for your success this is what happen? Never give Nigerian access to quest for your success ooo.”
badboy4vnz wrote: “Lighting no de strike twice Abi? The Buhari effect”