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Boxing News of Thursday, 9 July 2020


Anthony Joshua urges sport elites to rally against racism

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua has called on sport elites to form a union to fight against racism.

Joshua who has been vocal in support of Black Lives Matter stated that athletes need to use their platforms to rally against racism.

He told SUN: “Athletes have the biggest platform, so we all judge on that. I think an individual trying to make a change is a lot more difficult than a union of people trying.

“And I think the images that we need to represent are important. The same way I rally for Under Armour, the same way I rally for Range Rover is the same way I should rally for the African Caribbean community.

Joshua was part of a protest at Watford last month where he called on everyone to "inject the vaccine".

He said, “From today onwards be proud. We can no longer sit back and remain silent on the senseless, unlawful killings, sly racism of another human being based only on, what? Their skin colour".