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Former Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, Visits Makoko Slum In Lagos

Funsho Akinwale

Anthony Joshua, the former unified heavyweight champion, stormed the sprawling slum of Makoko in Lagos a few days ago.

Joshua with one of  the Makoko elders
Joshua with one of  the Makoko elders

The Ogun State-born heavyweight boxer, who spent some hours in the slum, was hailed and praised for taking his time to identify with the downtrodden in the society.

Former Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, Visits Makoko Slum In Lagos

Makoko is a part of Lagos known to be inhabited by the less privileged.

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, OBE, was born October, 15, 1989.

Former Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, Visits Makoko Slum In Lagos

The second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, the former heavyweight champion is a British professional boxer whose parents hail from Shagamu, Ogun State.