Anthony Joshua (AJ) has confirmed that he will not take the knee ahead of his world title defence against IBF challenger, Kubrat Pulev.

AJ has been enjoying his holidays since he regained his title from Andy Ruiz Jr. However, later in the day, he will face Kubrat Pulev in London.

Taking the knee prior to sporting events has become normal and is now used as a means of combating racism. However, AJ who is of Nigerian heritage has revealed that he will not be taking the knee.

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He said: “Taking the knee is important, 100 percent, but for me, personally, I’m doing something different this time around”.

It can be recalled that AJ showed his commitment to fighting racism earlier in June when he attended a march in Watford.

However, AJ has ruled out taking the knee on Saturday, explaining that he intends to do “more tangible things”, which includes creating a union to support British culture so as to showcase people from the Afro-Caribbean community as valuable members of the British Society.


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