Anthony Joshua has said he wants to invest money into Watford to help the local community.

The WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion took to the streets of Watford on Saturday to campaign following the controversial death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Hundreds of demonstrators joined Joshua in the peaceful protest, which involved two separate walks through Watford's town centre.

Speaking to the Watford Observer after the march, the 30-year-old said: "I want you to look around and see what's going on.

Watford Observer:

"What I do have to say is there is a lot of stuff happening around the world but I know when I come back to my community it's important that we get things right here.

"It's all about being the change you want to see.

"We are asking for a bit of direction.

"Our community wants to uplift each other. I've got so many plans.

"All we need from the local mayor is somewhere we can purchase to plough our hard worked cash into the community.


"When you listen to what people need it solves the problem."

At one stage Joshua addressed those on the march by speaking over a microphone.

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He was wearing a hooded jumper with 'Black Lives Matter' written across the front, like a number of other people on the march.