Oyogist.com has learnt that Anthony Joshua has said he will not take the knee ahead of his bout with Kubrat Pulev on Saturday at Wembley’s SSE Arena.
Taking a knee has been a demonstration adopted to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd was killed.
Joshua attended a march in his hometown of Watford in June, but will not take a knee before this weekend’s world heavyweight bout.
Joshua said “No, I won’t take the knee,”
“I’m trying to do more tangible things. What we’re trying to do is create a union to support British culture, that’s important to showcase people from the Afro-Caribbean community as valuable members of British society.
“I think that’s more important, that’s what we’re working on at the minute with different athletes, different people, different places.
“Taking a knee is important, 100 per cent but for me, personally, I’m doing something different this time around.”