Anthony Joshua suffers from left knee injury, Black Walks for Life count at Watford


Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has suffered a left knee injury that will put him on the sidelines for at least the next four weeks, promoter Eddie Hearn told on Saturday.The British boxer did not hide his injury, as he was seen on the streets of the UK earlier this week, standing and sitting with a bulky knee pad on a mobile scooter.

Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) recently felt a knee pinch during the race, but there does not seem to be any immediate concern from Hearn, who expects Joshua to rest for the next month before resuming training. mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev later this winter.

Joshua’s corset is used as a precaution. He will be evaluated by doctors in the coming weeks.

Saturday Joshua, 30, joined the masses for a Black Lives Matter march and demonstration in Watford and took the microphone to deliver a powerful message about racial inequality around the world.

“From today on we can no longer sit back and remain silent about the senseless and illegal murder, the sneaky racism of another human being based on what?” Only the color of their skin, ”said Joshua. “We must speak out at peaceful protests, just like today.”

Joshua wore a Black Lives Matter hoodie and spread the message to his massive social media outlets of millions of people. He was seen throughout the day limping along on crutches and used a scooter to travel.

“We must not use a demonstration for selfish motives and transform it into riot and pillage. We need to be united in a non-violent protest, show them where it hurts, ”said Joshua. “Refrain from spending your money in their stores and spending in savings that invest in black businesses. And it’s for all communities if you want to elevate yourself. Invest in your own businesses.

“We have to interact with young people and put an end to the gang culture of black young people … This war of postal codes, for how many houses do we have this postal code for which we are fighting?

“Every life counts, 100% I agree with that. But that includes black lives and that’s why we’re here today.

“George Floyd, we all know his name, was the catalyst for a list that is already good, well, far too long. But ask yourself a question – how can the looting of the latest flat screen TV help him or his family?

“How burning stores or taking another life keeps the virus from spreading, and remember that the virus we’re talking about is racism.” ”

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist and member of the Boxing Writers Assn. of America since 2011. He has written for the LA Times, The Guardian, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health and He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan or by email at manouk[dot]akopyan[at]


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