Fight was Staged! How Nigerian Sports Stars reacted to Anthony Joshua’s Defeat

Fight was Staged! How Nigerian Sports Stars reacted to Anthony Joshua’s Defeat

Anthony Joshua’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. sent a tremor that travelled across the world of sport, and it will go down as one of the biggest upsets in the history in sport.

Joshua (22-1-0, 21 KOs), who is of Nigerian descent, was defending his WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles against the underdog, Ruiz Jr. (33-1-0, 22 KOs), but a seven rounds later the former had hit the canvass four times and lost the fight by TKO.

 


In the aftermath of the fight, several Nigerians sports stars have had their say; showing support or merely acknowledging a spectacular feat achieved at the MSG in New York.

 

Super Falcons and FC Barcelona Femení star Asisat Oshoala, tweeted a couple – spinning a theory and also appreciating former Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury’s response:

Why do I feel this fight was staged 🙄🙄…… #AJvsRuiz

R E S P E C T ✊🏾

UFC Champion Kamaru Usman also joined “twitterverse” in expressing his astonishment at the outcome of the fight.

Andy Ruiz didn’t get the memo. Woooooow #JoshuaRuizJr

 

 

Wooooooooow biggest upset in sports history #JoshuaRuizJr

 

This is a big time for Mexican Boxing 🥊 felicidades mis hermanos y hermanas mexicanos #JoshuaRuizJr

 

Another UFC champion and new sensation, Israel Adesanya simply showed agreeance with former UFC champion, Conor McGregor’s assessment of Mexican combat sports Athletes.

Ditto!

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