The three division heavy weight Champion of the World Anthony Joshua took some break from training to grace Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth day celebration. He was invited to speak at the service attended by the Queen and the Royal family included prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. The British Prime Minister was also in attendance with his member of his government.
When he was time for Joshua to give his speech, he walked majestically and gave a very educative, powerful moving speech like an orator; a kind of skills not known with pugilists.
In the speech, Joshua said: “My name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua and, like many of you here, I’m a child of the Commonwealth”.
“I was born in Watford and my heritage is Nigerian. I come from the Yoruba people, who are the largest and some might say the loudest ethnic group in all of Africa. I’m proudly Nigerian and proudly British. These days we hear so much about division and difference that some might be tempted to see that as a bad thing. But on the contrary, it’s a beautiful thing”.
“A thing to be celebrated and cherished, and a great source of peace and stability. I feel opportunity should be there for the taking along with hard work, dedication and perseverance, regardless of one’s background”.
“We need to strive harder collectively in order to create unity. It takes a village to raise a child. And in the same vein it takes a whole community to act and stand together to tackle some of the challenges we are confronted with today. So here’s fish and chips, egusi soup and pounded yam; to the UK and Nigeria, and the children of the Commonwealth”, he concluded.