Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua lost his first professional fight to in the United States to an underdog, Andy Ruiz Jr, who produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing to rip Joshua’s IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles from him.
In a remarkable way, the fight which held at New York’s Madison Square Garden, witnessed Joshua being floored by Ruiz four times en route to a seventh-round stoppage, stunning the spectators in the famous arena.
Joshua was a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers, with 22 wins – 21 by knockout under his locker before the fight has now joined the likes of Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson as dominant champions to suffer losses which brought the sport to a standstill.
“I got beaten by a good fighter,” said 29-year-old Joshua. “It will be interesting to see how far he goes, but this is all part of the journey.
“He’s a champion for now, I shall return,” he said.
To show that his victory was no fluke, the American, who was floored in the third round gave a picture of a fighter who looked shattered from an early stage.
His recovery created an electric buzz amongst the 19,000 or so in the arena in the seventh round nth round, when Joshua touched down under a flurry of shots again, the game looked up.
The Brit fell down seconds later on all fours again and spat his gumshield out, perhaps to buy time, which he simply did not have, as the referee waved off the bout.
Ruiz, an American born but with Mexican parents, becomes Mexico’s first heavyweight world champion, just as he said he would with just six weeks notice to the bout.
CJ Asabe’s failure to retire honourably has brought undeserved insult to my husband – Zainab Bagudu
The first lady of Kebbi state, Zainab Bagudu has condemned the former acting Chief Justice of the state, Justice Asabe Saratu for not retiring from her position honourably.
Recall that her husband, governor Atiku Bagudu had sacked Saratu for complaining to the National Judicial Council (NJC) that her appointment was no confirmed by the state house of assembly because she is a Christian.
Zainab, who took to her Facebook page to react to this said although she celebrated her upliftment to the number one legal post in the state, but condemned what she termed her selfish attempt.
“As a female born to parents who both belong to the legal profession, I loudly celebrated the rise of Justice Asabe Karatu as the first female Chief Justice of Kebbi state. More so, I attended the university with her daughter. Now, I totally condemn her selfish attempt to hang on to position instead of retiring honourably.
Zainab who pointed that her allegations have brought about undeserved insults and criticism one her husband, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and others, noted that sadly, that is one of the burdens of leadership.
“It is worrisome that as a Nation, we allow religion to quickly divide us rather than use reason to search for reasons to avoid conflict.
“The statement below will not clear every mind, but it is necessary to set the records straight and we owe it to our children to always do what is right. Most of all, We should ALWAYS try to be bigger than our personal ambition. ”
Read the statement below from the state government on the issue.
Police Arrest 50 Year Old Woman For Buying Newborn Baby In Anambra State
The NIGERIA NEWS gathered that a 50-year-old woman buys a newborn baby at the sum of 500 000 nairas and at the moment she is at the custody of the police.
The incident occurs at No 3 Onyekwore street, Awada, Onitsha, Anambra state. The culprit’s name is Juli et Onweagoba and her colleague in the evil act is Edith Ewudo who is also 49 years old. They confessed that they used to buy the newborn baby from Ndidi Egeonu.
The police arrested them after it leaked out that a baby was stolen from a delivery mother. A police representative from Anambra state, Haruna Mohammed said that the baby has been recovered back from the culprits.
Mr. Haruna said:
“On the 12/6/2019 at about 7:00 pm, Police detectives attached to Awada division arrested one Juliet Onweagba ‘f’ aged 50 years of No 3 Onyekwore Street Awada
“Suspect conspired with one Edith Ewudo aged 49 years of Orsumoghu street Awada and bought a newborn baby girl at the sum of N550,000 from one Ndidi Egeonu ‘f’ aged 35 years of Odume Obosi.
“The baby was stolen from the mother one Udechukwu Faith ‘f’ aged 23 years of 3-3 Onitsha shortly after delivery on the 2/6/2019.”
All the suspects are expected to be charged to court soon as the investigation continues.
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