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Anthony Joshua prostrates before President Buhari, sets social media on fire

Anthony Joshua presents his IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO titles to President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2020.

World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua is talk on social media after paying homage to a visiting delegation of Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom.

According to photos and videos doing rounds online, Joshua prostrated before President Buhari on Saturday, January 18, in a meeting that saw him present his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO belts to the head of state in a beautiful moment that got the world buzzing.

Belts he won back from Andy Ruiz on December 7, 2019, after the Mexican star pulled a mega upset at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, on June 1.

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Joshua prostrated as a sign of paying homage to President Buhari

According to Nigerian media, the 30-year-old boxer whose father hailed from Sagamu, Ogun State, prostrated as a sign of respect in line with the traditions of the Yoruba people.

President Buhari was flanked by Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, Trade and Investment minister Adeniyi Adebayo, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Justice Adesola Oguntade, among others.

A moment he immortalized in a series of selfies with the 77–year-old leader.

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Joshua took selfies with not only the President but also his entourage

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