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Nigerian World Heavyweight Champion (anthony Joshua) by Typumpinn: 2:30pm On Apr 08, 2017
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/91074199/nigerian-boarding-school-taught-heavyweight-boxing-champ-anthony-joshua-valuable-lessons


Beatings at boarding school in Nigeria may be what has made IBF heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua the man he is today.

The English fighter spent six months at boarding school in Nigeria when he was 11, where beatings and daily punishment were part of daily routine, but Joshua believes it helped him build the discipline required to become a top boxer.

Joshua, now 27, was born in Watford, London to Nigerian-born parents, but for a while was sent to school in Africa and he explained his experience to London's The Times.

"The discipline was tough. Sometimes the whole block would just get punished. It might be the cane, or you would stand and squat and hold it for 30 minutes. It was tough.

"We got beaten, but that's my culture, beating. The [British] government raise your kids now, parents aren't allowed to raise their kids, because there is so much control about what you do or what you say.

"In [Nigerian] culture it's family, outside support, everyone has a role in raising the kids" Joshua told The Times. I wasn't prepared for it. I thought I was going there on holiday. I think my mum was trying to do some business there, maybe she had it in her mind.

"You don't just randomly decide to move there. She might have been thinking about it but didn't inform us because we were kids.

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Re: Nigerian World Heavyweight Champion (anthony Joshua) by BiafranBushBoy: 3:05pm On Apr 08, 2017
He has to work on his flexibility.

Let's watch his fight against klitschko

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Re: Nigerian World Heavyweight Champion (anthony Joshua) by Typumpinn: 9:45pm On Apr 08, 2017
klichko is old bro.
Re: Nigerian World Heavyweight Champion (anthony Joshua) by Typumpinn: 9:47pm On Apr 08, 2017
klichko is old bro. Couldn't even throw punches against Tyson Fury. This guy is big, young and hungry

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