Anthony Joshua's family members best describe world heavyweight champion

Anthony Joshua's family members best describe world heavyweight champion

NAIJ.com recently visited the the ancient city of Sagamu, Ogun state, Nigeria to meet family members of Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, the new boxing World Heavyweight Champion.

According to boxer's uncle Benjamin Ademola Joshua, sport runs in the family as many have tried playing football in their youth.

Anthony Joshua's family members best describe world heavyweight champion

A cross section of members of Anthony Joshua's family members in Nigeria. To the right is Benjamin Joshua, Anthony's uncle

He however noted that the Joshuas are known to be "academics" in Sagamu, where the family house is located.

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The world heavyweight father's uncle, Oye Joshua is a retired principal, Anthony's grandmother was a matron with Mayflower school in Ikenne while his father is also an academic.

Anthony Joshua's family members best describe world heavyweight champion

Anthony Joshua and his father

The boxer's great-grandfather is a professor who retired from the University of Ibadan and former a goalkeeper at Ijebu-Ode grammer school.

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NAIJ.com also gathered that Anthony's father Jonathan comes to Nigeria at least six times in a year, but the boxer himself has not been able to do so since becoming an Olympic champion in 2012.

Anthony Joshua's family members best describe world heavyweight champion

Anthony Joshua defeated Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion

Anthony's mother is Yeta Odusanya, a Nigerian while his father Anthony Joshua has a Nigerian father and Irish mother.

Watch our video below to know about the history of the Joshua family originally from Ijebu-Ode;

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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