8th September, 2018
He is a World Heavyweight Champion. He is preparing for a fight which is to take place at Wembley soon. He is a Nigerian-born British citizen. This prized asset of his – a custom-made £200,000 Land Rover got stolen from the home of a relative of his in London. Who do you think are the prime suspects right now as far as the Police is concerned? You wont hear that from me.
We thank God that the vehicle was not stolen in Nigeria but in Britain. Honestly, I never thought such things can happen in a country like Britain. I thought such acts can only tale place in “developing” countries like Nigeria. Well, we get educated every day don’t we?
Now to the story proper.
Anthony Joshua ‘s custom-made £200,000 Land Rover has been reportedly stolen just as he prepares for a world heavyweight title clash at Wembley.
The prized asset of the champion was stolen from the home of a relative of AJ’s in London. CCTV cameras in the vicinity are believed to have recorded the act. Also, a tracking device in the car has given Joshua hope he can recover it.
It will be recalled that the vehicle in question was a gift from Land Rover Jaguar just before his fight with Wladimir Klitschko and includes a number of personalised details all over it. The champion’s signature is embossed into the headrests and then engraved into aluminium letter box finishers on the door cards.
The issue was first made public when a spokesman for Joshua was quoted by the Sun as saying:
“A shared car was stolen from a relatives central London home in the early hours of the morning.
“This is now a police matter and no further information will be made available.”
According to some sources, once inside such a vehicle, thieves can use a computer to start the engine and can fetch about £5,000 per car by dismantling it and rebuilding it with alternative pieces from other stolen cars to ensure the car is less identifiable.
Joshua reportedly once said about the Range Rover:
“You know someone’s happy when they’re 50m away from the car and they’re saying that looks phenomenal and they haven’t even got inside,”
Anthony Joshua has been training very hard in his bid to defend his belts against Alexander Povetkin and this unfortunate theft is surely a badly timed distraction. Unless you are a “bad-ass” fan of Povetkin, of course.