Nigerians have taken to social media platform, Twitter to celebrate professional boxer and world heavyweight champion, with WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua as he marks his 31st birthday.
Joshua, who has become a fan favourite represented England at the 2011 World Championships in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal; he also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold, PMNews Nigeria said.
Anthony Joshua won his first 22 pro fights and was heavyweight champion of the world between 2016 and 2019 until a stunning loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Celebrating his birthday, the boxer wrote on his social media “Blessed to see another year.”
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry.
Meanwhile, fans across the globe have wished him well as he marks another year.
See reactions below
This day was a blessing to your family and the world at large years back...it reminds us of the happiness you brought...so I believe it's a great day to you n us so let's be grateful...happy earth strong day wish you many more blessings...enjoy your big day...— cryson ngwadzai (@emaintos) October 16, 2020
Happy Belated Birthday bro. You haven't reached the peak of your success. May you never fall after you attain your peak Insha Alla / in Jesus Name. Amen— Bolaji Biola (@Skypunany) October 16, 2020
Happy Birthday brother.— Social Engr. #Speaker (@AkinRex) October 16, 2020
Remember that Nigerian President who rushed to identify with you when you won your title belt, is letting a police unit kill the remainder of the youths, turning a deaf ear to our cry.#EndsSARS #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria
Lend a voice ????????????
Oh WOW ! .... Your LIBRA too A.J ! .... Me too ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP ! .... We LIBRA's Have to STICK together ! .... Most LIBRA's Are GOOD PEOPLE & .... Yes. We Can be a bit TOUGH ! .... Although, I THINK that Is GOOD THING ! Let Me DRIVE the Your FERRARI !?!????????????????— DeanMachine (@DeanMachine001) October 15, 2020
Happy Birthday Bro. You are inspiration to many Africans and we are proud to see our son rising to the top.— Cofi Snickers (@kofi35314507) October 16, 2020
Happy Birthday to you our Champ, may God continue to uphold you and strengthens you more and more in Jesus mighty name.— Suyimartin (@martinsuyi) October 15, 2020
Happy birthday Nigerian pride. Please add your voice to the happening at home #EndSARS— Martyns Opuruichei Nsirim (@MartynsNsirim) October 16, 2020
Happy Birthday to the shagamu boy.. omo ilu Eni, adara re o— Oluwalosheyifunmi (@originalceleboi) October 16, 2020
All I can say is to say my prayers to you AJ may ALLAH bless you with all round success— Mahmoud (@Mahmoud_A_Saeed) October 16, 2020