Do you know why the Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) freaked out after the second defeat to the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) at the end of the summer of 2022, which once again ruined his reputation (at first it was with BLM)? Because he called him “big and strong.” It was these words that became the trigger for a nervous breakdown of the heavyweight from London, as he told
AJ first spoke about purely sports things, but then touched on others.
“There were certain things that were said in the ring, and one of them was, ‘You are big and strong. Remember, a lot of athletes in the African/Caribbean community are told they are ‘strong’ and I feel it’s pretty humiliating because we don’t get credit for our talents and technique,” Joshua said offended.
According to him, he knows about it, “because I’m a black fighter.”
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“Therefore, when he said that I was big and strong, it was like a wake-up call for me. At that moment, I was excited by a lot of things, and it was just pure, rough, uncentered emotions, ”the Briton threw up his hands.
Earlier, after the BLM scandal, Joshua told critics of his appearance at a protest march: “If I’m a racist, fuck you!”
Around the same time that Joshua was going to rallies, in the United States, MMA legend Jones was outraged by the Spanish translation on the price tag of black jeans – “negro”.