The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Anthony Joshua, who defeated Andy Ruiz to reclaim his heavyweight titles, in a rematch on Saturday, December 7, in Saudi Arabia.
In a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party recalled how the boxing champion suffered setback many months ago when he lost to Andy.
It, however, appreciated how Joshua did not let the setback make the best out of him as he rose back too reclaim the titles he had lost.
The All Progressives Congress congratulates Nigerian-born @anthonyfjoshua on becoming a two-time world heavyweight champion following his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in a tense rematch in Saudi Arabia.
— APC Nigeria (@OfficialAPCNg) December 8, 2019
APC said with the comeback, the Nigerian-born British boxer has joined legends like Muhammed Ali, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, and Floyd Patterson.
The party also spoke the boxer’s determination and resilience, saying it typifies the “can-do” spirit of Nigerians.
“Anthony Joshua now joins a small cluster of men including Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Floyd Patterson to have reclaimed the world heavyweight title.
Anthony Joshua’s persistence and resilience represent the typical can-do spirit of Nigerians in the face of adversity.
He is a man who is proud to be a Nigerian doing his best in his calling to uplift the name of his fatherland,” it said.