Joshua reveals why he visited Nigeria as a non-champion

first_imgRead Also: Four-goal Shakhtar set up Europa League semi against Inter“I’ve just got a bit more of a Nigerian accent behind me now. Yeah, it was a good experience. And that was the last time I went since last year and this time I went back as a champion.“So it was important. I took my belts out there, connected with the people. So yeah, it means a lot that we went there. My cousin went there. My son went there for the first time, stuff like that. So it was good.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Previously, Anthony Joshua had visited Nigeria for six months when he was just eleven.“So what happened I think where parents find it difficult is that let’s say you’re earning a thousand pounds a month in the UK. But rather than just getting the best things here in the UK and establishing yourself, there’ll be a situation where they’re still trying to build back home.“So there was going back and forth. So my mum wanted to go back and do some business there. So what I thought was a holiday was actually me going to school.“So that’s just the way it is in a lot of these communities where it’s home to my mum, but for me, I remember just crying, walking down this long stretch of about 300 meters into boarding school. A complete culture shock.“And when I say culture shock is because of the way of the Nigerians. When you land at Nigerian Airport, you know you’re in Nigeria. You know you’re on your own. No police can save you. I mean, you got to make sure you’ve got your people, you know who you’re dealing with, someone’s coming to pick you up, that type of vibe.“So when I got there, it was just a massive culture shock that this isn’t a territory I’m familiar with. So I just had to pick it up quickly and I settled in quick.“And before I know it, I was back in the UK because my mum’s business didn’t go to plan. And here we are, again, we’re back to the estate with my friends. Advertisement Loading… Anthony Joshua has revealed why he opted to visit Nigeria after losing his world titles in devastating fashion on June 1, 2019, in the US. Across the boxing world AJ’s defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. was seen as an opportunity for the Olympic gold medalist to undergo a firm reality check. Although,  Joshua later regained his world titles months later,but in between, he decided to visit his homeland in Nigeria. Speaking during an interview on Apple’s ‘Songs for Life’ recently, the 30-year-old Joshua explained why he opted for the moment after leaving Nigeria for the UK as a child. “When I went to Nigeria the first time in maybe 17 years, I went there as a non-champion. And it was fine to go back, but people say, “Why did you come back as a non-champion?” I say, “Because you respect me as a person whether I have the belts or not. Don’t ever judge me for that. You respect me first,” said Joshua. “So that was my message as well and it was just the right time. When you’re winning, everyone wants a piece of you. When I had lost, I had more time to do what I wanted to do. “So it was just a time to go back and see family or friends. Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Most Beloved First Ladies Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your Day7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennylast_img read more

FUBA NBL: Power puts Falcons to the sword

first_imgSyrus Kiviri (27) top scored as Power humiliated Falcons on Friday night. (PHOTOS/FUBA)FUBA NBL 2019Friday, 31-05-2019YMCA Court, Wandegeya-Betway Power 111-50 Falcons-KCCA Leopards 87-58 A1 ChallengeWANDEGEYA – Gone are the days when Falcons were the heavyweights of Ugandan Basketball, winning six titles in the process. Currently, they have just made a return to the FUBA National Basketball League and are look like one of the sides that the big boys will consistently drub through the entire season.On Friday night at YMCA Court in Wandegeya, Emmanuel Shikuku’s side were at the wrong end of a beating as they lost 111-50 to Betway Power.Power point-guard Syrus Kiviri orchestrated the result, throwing down a game high 24 points shooting an impressive 9-12 from the field whilst converting 4 of his attempted 6 three pointers.Sixteen (16) of Kiviri’s 24 points came in the first half, one that Power dominated to the best of the word.In the first quarter, Power ran riot, posting 31 points and restricting Falcons to just 4 baskets from which they managed 9 points.In the second, Arnold Lando’s side continued with their onslaught, taking it 20-10 and ensure they held a 21 point advantage at the break.The trend continued in the 3rd with Power increasing their lead to 53 points after winning it 33-12.Lando’s charges added 27 more points in the 4th while Falcons managed 19 as Power ran out 111-50 victors in the end.Substitute Joseph Ikong posted 20 points while Gudi Nasser contributed 15 in the winning effort. The duo of Phillip Ameny and Fahmy Ssebatindira also reached double fingure in terms of scoring for Power, posting 11 points each.For Falcons, none of their players could manage double figures in terms of scoring with Vinny Jurwa and Henry Mbazira each hitting 9 points as a team high. Center, Andrew Opio registered 10 boards on the night.This is Power’s 5th victory of the campaign and takes their record to 5-4 after 9 games. They are currently 7th on the 12 team log.Falcons on the other hand, suffered their 8th loss of the season and currently occupy 8th with only two victories so far.In the other game played on Tuesday, Martha Soigi registered a double double as her KCCA Leopards’ side defeated A1 Challenge 87-58 in the Women’s division.By the end of the contest, Soigi had posted 18 points and 15 boards.KCCA dominated the early exchanges, taking the first and second quarters 21-10 and 22-16 to win the first half 43-26.The third however belonged to A1, winning it 27-23 to temporarily reduce the deficit to 13 (53-66), heading into the final 10 minutes.Sensing that A1 were plotting a come-back, KCCA upped their game in the 4th, blew away their opponents 21-05 to seal the contest 87-58.Judith Nansobya led KCCA in terms of scoring with a team and game high 25 points on the night while Cynthia Irankunda also impressed with 13 points and 8 assists.For A1, they had only two players reach double figures in terms of scoring with Georgia Adhiambo coming up with 13 and Susan Amito managing 10.KCCA Leopards’ victory sees them climb into second with a 7-1 record while A1 remain 5th having won 4 and lost 5 of their first 9 games.KCCA Leopards have now won 7 of their first 8 games in the Women’s Division.The FUBA National Basketball League continues on Saturday with four games in the Men’s divison.Saturday, 01-06-2019 fixtures-KCCA Men vs City Oilers-Our Saviour vs KIU Titans-UCU Canons vs Sharing Youth-Ndejje Angels vs WarriorsComments Tags: Ai ChallengeArnorld LandoBetway PowerEmmanuel ShikukuFalconsFUBA NBL 2019KCCA LeaopardsSyrus Kiviritoplast_img read more

The Good News And The Bad News Drugs May Offer Relief To

first_imgThe Good News And The Bad News: Drugs May Offer Relief To Migraine Sufferers, But They Come At High Cost An analysis finds that the new medications, which could carry a $8,500 price tag, are not cost effective. In other pharmaceutical news, a gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy has begun, and an online pharmacy is fined for importing counterfeit cancer drugs. The Associated Press: Canadian Pharmacy To Be Fined Millions For Illegal Imports A pair of long-acting drugs that would be the first used for preventing migraines may cause a different kind of headache. Known as CGRP inhibitors, the injectable drugs work by interfering with a substance involved in modifying nerve signals, and recent studies found that two of the medicines reduce the frequency at which migraines appeared. This may be good news for the estimated 38 million migraine sufferers in the U.S., as well as investors, since the market for such drugs will be worth billions of dollars. (Silverman, 4/12) An online pharmacy that bills itself as Canada’s largest is expected to be fined $34 million Friday for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals into the United States, a sentence that one advocacy group called too light for such a heinous crime. Canada Drugs has filled millions of prescriptions by offering itself as a safe alternative for patients to save money on expensive drugs, and its founder, Kristian Thorkelson, has been hailed as an industry pioneer for starting the company in 2001. (Volz, 4/13) Stat: Pfizer Latest To Test Gene Therapy For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy  center_img Stat: New Migraine Drugs May Give Insurers A Headache Pfizer (PFE) has begun its first human trials of a gene therapy to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, following two other companies that have launched trials and one treatment for the disease in recent years. The first patient received the experimental therapy, called PF-06939926, on March 22, Pfizer said Thursday. The study is expected to run through 2019 and to enroll about a dozen boys from 5 to 12 years old at four sites. (Cooney, 4/12) This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more