Some Nigerian celebrities have resorted to social media to express their condolences to British-Nigerian heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua following his defeat at the weekend, while others blame President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Naija News, Joshua lost a split decision to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk on Sunday morning at the King Abdullah Sports Arena in Jeddah, with Usyk retaining his IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO championships.
In response, Nigerian female footballers Asisat Oshoala, Erica, and DJ Cuppy offered their condolences to Joshua and expressed their continuous support for him.
“I think AJ had like two instances when he could’ve gone in for a KO but he was too exhausted,” she wrote. Dey analyze pass omo na wey no comprehend the sport….. Anyway,
“So PROUD of Femi!” wrote DJ Cuppy. ALWAYS my CHAMP, with or without belts. Oh, and don’t forget, F*CK the HATERS!”
“Anthony Joshua, you’re still a champion,” Erica Nlwedim wrote.
However, other Nigerians reacted on social media, claiming that the two-time heavyweight champion has been losing ground since meeting with Buhari.
“Since this man saw and snapped with Buhari, things have not been the same again,” gucci tos wrote. Come and eppp ooooo, God abeg ooooo.”
chukzyfresh wrote: “Since this guy meet Buhari everything in his life has stopped working well.”
bigvaijokotoye wrote: “Anthony no dey win again since he go shake that man.”
sauceprince1 wrote: “I wasn’t expecting it. But it’s all good, that’s life. You win SOME and Loose SOME. Try collect your belt back bro. Heard because you met with BUHARI, you sef for no meet that guy.”
rich___kinging wrote: “If he learned how to release his hands he will do better, you can’t be a fighter and based on one hand, he need to learn and do the right stuff”
chrisiphomes wrote: “When you come from a country and every one quest for your success this is what happen? Never give Nigerian access to quest for your success ooo.”
badboy4vnz wrote: “Lighting no de strike twice Abi? The Buhari effect”