Nigeria rolls out red carpet for boxing champion Anthony Joshua

Lynette Rowe
May 17, 2017

Ortiz has spoken out about "AJ" since Saturday night's main event and the 38-year-old insisted that he was not overly impressed by the staying power of Joshua.

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In an enthralling encounter, Joshua won the biggest fight of his career in front of 90,000 people with an 11th round stoppage.

Hearn has revealed that we can expect to see Joshua fight again in October or November, a date that Ortiz is open to but if "AJ" decides against honouring the defence of his WBA title against the mandatory challenger, then Ortiz expects him to be forced to vacate. I don't feel like a loser.

He said: "I was screaming [and] pulling what little hair I've got left out [but Joshua] showed a lot in that fight".

Though a seemingly rejuvenated and motivated Fury is now in Marbella training alongside middleweight titlist Billy Joe Saunders, who defends his belt on the 8th of July, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has shot down the idea of his charge tussling with Tyson next.

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"I don't mind another fight with Wladimir Klitschko if he wants to take revenge. But everything depends on him", said the Briton.

The Federal Government is working out plans to invite the newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua to Nigeria. "He is just a pumped-up weightlifter but Klitschko couldn't land one of those hooks on me at all", said Fury, 28.

Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, has already made it clear that a Joshua vs. Fury fight is not even close to take place in 2017.

In a BBC documentary Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko, aired last week, Anthony was seen surprising his former boxing coach with a £60,000 BMW on the eve of the biggest fight of his life.

"There can only ever be one heavyweight, especially in our part of the world, and it's me".

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