The Majority Leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Adeyinka Mafe, intends to propose a bill seeking the renaming of the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu after the reigning Nigerian-born British world heavy weight boxing champion, Anthony Olufemi Olaseni Joshua.
Mafe who made this known during the House plenary in Abeokuta, said Joshua whose father built the first cinema house in Sagamu and the state, deserves to be honoured for winning additional World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) titles to his International Boxing Federation (IBF) belt .
Joshua knocked out Vladimir Klitschko in round 11 at the last Saturday night WBO and IBF unification bout at Wembley in London.
The majority leader also asked the Ogun state government to honour the boxer as indigene of the state by naming a street in Sagamu after him for bringing glory to the state.
Anthony Joshua has also expressed his love for Nigeria, claiming his heart is in Nigeria.
“My heart is in Nigeria, My heart is in Britain. I am a Nigerian man by blood, yes,” the boxer was quoted as saying in a recent interview, during which he also said the secret of his success was eating pounded yam, eba and egusi,