Anthony Joshua reveals plans to tackle racism in his local community after joining the Black Lives Matter protests

first_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. BOXING hero Anthony Joshua says the gloves are off in his battle against racism.The world heavyweight champ, 30, thinks the wave of Black Lives Matters protests are only the first step — and he now wants to make real strides at local level.⚠️ Watch our YouTube live stream of the Black Lives Matter protestsAnthony Joshua has revealed his plans to knock out racism in his local communityCredit: ReutersHe joined Saturday’s protest in his home town of Watford — and plans to create a new community centre near where he lives with son JJ, four.He told The Sun: “If you want to be the change, the change has to come from within.“I appreciate the people who protest but once the awareness is raised, we need to ­create economic change.“We need to look at education — readers become leaders.”Joshua wants to buy a building to create a hub for learning which will allow kids from different backgrounds to get to know each other.If you want to be the change, the change has to come from within.Anthony JoshuaHe added: “I am focused on the local community.The boxing champ plans to create a new community centre in his home town of Watford, where he still lives with his four-year-old son JJAJ shrugged off a knee injury to join the Black Lives Matter demonstration in Watford over the weekendCredit: Reuters He gave an impassioned speech and spoke at length about the need to defeat the ‘virus’ of racism“We want to create a centre to help people get educated, for them to gather together and bring some unity.“I want to give kids a place to go and learn, so if they get into a confrontation with someone who is not from the same country or culture as them, they are not ignorant and they won’t judge them for what they look like.”Joshua has already had talks with the local council along with community groups.A source said: “AJ has been doing lots of things in the local community but the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations have brought that all to the forefront.”Watford’s Tory MP Dean Russell also gave his “whole-hearted support” to the plan.He added: “Hopefully it can be a beacon for other centres across the UK.”Joshua’s plans were revealed after an impassioned speech at Saturday’s anti-racism rally.Using pal Reece Campbell’s words, he said protesters were the vaccine to the virus of racism.Speaking about his plans, Joshua said ‘we want to create a centre to help people get educated, for them to gather together and bring some unity’Credit: ReutersHe has already had talks with the local council along with community groupsCredit: ReutersAnthony Joshua says ‘we can no longer remain silent’ as he spreads positive messages about police violence, gang culture and youth engagement at peaceful Black Lives Matters protest in WatfordGOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected] Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4center_img Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

17-year-old Blake Tomlinson leads Salt Lake City Open

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY – Seventeen-year-old Blake Tomlinson fired a 6-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead at the Salt Lake City Open Saturday at Mountain Dell Lake Course.The senior-to-be at Skyline High School leads River Oaks Golf Course pro Todd Tanner by one shot and Davis Park assistant pro Zach Johnson and University of Utah senior Gentry Hicks by two shots. Those four will play in the final foursome Sunday at 2:10 p.m. at Bonneville Golf Course.Talons Cove assistant Milo Lines came in at 68, while Tommy Sharp, and amateurs Ryan Klassovity and Chase Lansford shot 69.Bloomington pro Scott Brandt leads the senior division with a 69, while Daniel Johnson leads A Flight with a 71 and Rick Gates and Branden Kunicki lead the B Flight with 74s.Tomlinson’s round was highlighted by an eagle at No. 5 and a 25-foot birdie putt at No. 14. Tanner had a chance to tie for the lead, but three-putted his final hole.SALT LAKE CITY OPENMountain Dell Golf CourseLake CoursePar-7165 – a-Blake Tomlinson66 – Todd Tanner67 – Zach Johnson, a-Gentry Hicks68 – Milo Lines69 – Tommy Sharp, a-Ryan Klassovity, a-Chase Lansford70 – Steve Schneiter, a-Kenny You, a-Jeff Jolley71 – Jordan Bloxham, a-C.J. Lee, a-Rhett Rasmussen72 – Chris Moody, Chris Stover, Tanner Alder, Dan Engle, Kim Thompson, a-Elijah TurnerSenior pros69 – Scott Brandt71 – Brad Stone72 – Kim ThompsonA Flight71 – Daniel Johnson73 – Bryce Till, Rajeev. Balasbramonian74 – Chris Wright, Oscar Maxfield, Ron NewrenB Flight74 – Branden Kunicki, Rick Gates75 – Anthony Torres77 – Todd Albiston, Frank Ciaralast_img read more