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‘Downfall of man is truly not the end of his life,’ Buhari tells Joshua




President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the Nigerian-born pugilist, Anthony Joshua, on his victory over Mexican boxer, Andy Ruiz Jnr, in Saturday night’s rematch at the 15,000-capacity Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua defeated Ruiz Jnr in a unanimous decision to regain the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) titles he lost to the Mexican in June.

The President, in a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, rejoiced with Joshua and saluted him for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.

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He noted that Joshua’s supporters across the world had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost six months ago.

He said: “The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life. There’s always another, and better day. This is a lesson we must all learn from you as a country,”

The President wished Joshua well “as he seeks to bring more glory to Nigeria, and to the boxing profession.”

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