NUSADAILY.COM-JAKARTA – world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua calls the American protest movement currently an effective “vaccine” for the “virus” of racism.
“The virus I am referring to is called racism,” said Anthony Joshua, Saturday, June 6, 2020. He compared the harmful effects of racism to the damage caused by COVID-19.
The British boxer then asked: “How long will we let racism spread throughout our community?”
Protests around the world under the banner of the “Black Lives Matter” took place on Saturday 6 June 2020.
Protests in response to the death of George Floyd, a black American man who died in Minneapolis last month. He was killed when arrested by local police officers. His neck was pressed with his knees by the white police officer to death.
“You are the vaccine, I am the vaccine,” said 30-year-old Anthony Joshua during a mass rally in his hometown of Watford.
“Killing someone directly is unforgivable. But exposing their human rights, oppressing them, mocking them, insulting them, placing a glass ceiling above them … is only a slower way to kill them and take life over their souls. “
Joshua wore crutches at the activity. And also seen wearing a knee brace. But a spokesman insisted that it was only a “precautionary measure”.
Joshua, holder of the WBA, IBF and WBO titles, felt “a little pain” in his left knee during a training session earlier this week.
“Anthony felt a slight pain in his knee while practicing,” the spokeswoman said.
“This is only a precautionary measure on the advice of a physiotherapist and will be further examined by a doctor. But there are no worries. “
Joshua will defend his title against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20. But the fight must be postponed because of the corona virus pandemic. (yos)