During a recent event in Makoko area of Lagos state, a child asked Anthony Joshua why he was fighting for Britain instead of Nigeria.
The question obviously came as a shock to him. She also asked at what age did he start boxing.
Addressing the girl’s question, Joshua explains that his “parents were born in Nigeria but when they were about 25 years, they moved to Britain where they had him”. This corrects the notion many Nigerians have had that he was born in Nigeria. Being born in Britain by Nigerian parents made his a dual citizen of both Nigeria and Britain.
He went on to tell her that he started boxing at the age of 18.
Watch the video below.
Awww! “Why are you fighting for Britain & not Nigeria?”- Kid to Anthony Joshua pic.twitter.com/pkJkiTxzlJ
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) July 13, 2019
Joshua was spotted with Uriel during an event by Slum2School to feed the children of Makoko community in Lagos state. According to her, the event which held today, July 13th was a blessing in many ways. Uriel cooked for the children in the community and from the video she shared, she and Anthony Joshua also spent some time with them.