Former heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder has spoken out in support of the current Black Lives Matter movement happening around the world.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ – who is a strong advocate of equal rights, addressed his social media following with an inspiring and poetic speech.
Wilder cut a hurt figure as he attempted to reach his audience in order to stress the importance of the fight to normalize equality.
He said: “To this day! – As if four hundred years of slavery wasn’t enough,” began Wilder. “From the womb as a black man, we was born to be tough.
“Lynched, whipped, burned was a thing of the past. But To This Day, jailed, raped, gunned. How long will it last?
“As if Malcolm X and MLK (Martin Luther King) wasn’t a must. As Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, and Trayvon Martin all died from, well, just being us.
“Dark like molasses, black like the night. United we stand, together we fight.
“Fighting for Ahmaud Arbery and all of the others. Tell me why y’all killing all our sisters and brothers. To this day, I don’t remember a time when none of my people did anything to you people other than work hard and try to be equal.
“Now y’all mad at protesters and riots. We showed you nothing but peace. We done being quiet.
“To this day, to this day, to this day!
“Justice and peace for George Floyd and all the others. May their souls rest in peace.
“We will breathe!”
𝗙𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗗𝗔𝗬!@BronzeBomber gives an impassioned and poetic rendition of his thoughts on the current Black Lives Matter movement and fight for racial equality.#NormalizeEquality #FightingToThisDay
📽 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘻𝘦𝘣𝘰𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 / 𝘐𝘎 pic.twitter.com/wcwsorf5Qs
— 𝙒𝙊𝙍𝙇𝘿 𝘽𝙊𝙓𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙉𝙀𝙒𝙎 (@WorldBoxingNews) June 7, 2020
Those poignant and echoing words come after the twelfth day of protesting following the shocking murder of George Floyd.
Floyd, 43, was killed by ex-cop Derek Chauvin pressing on his neck for almost nine minutes in Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Anthony Joshua, one of the arch-rivals of Wilder, was pictured addressing crowds in the UK on Saturday in order to show solidarity for the BLM cause.
Tyson Fury has also pointed out the racial abuse his people have to deal with on a daily basis from the traveler community.