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Anthony Joshua shows support to NHS staff on the frontline in the coronavirus crisis

Anthony Joshua is using his public platform on Twitter to show his support to NHS staff working to help the public during the coronavirus crisis.

With the country currently in near-lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, the world heavyweight champion admitted he wanted to show his gratitude towards all workers helping those affected across the country. 

His series of tweets comes a day after an official spokesman for the boxer said AJ was ‘fit and healthy’ despite coming into contact with Prince Charles only a couple of weeks before the heir to the throne tested positive for the virus. 

Joshua is following government guidelines regarding self-isolation and showed his thanks to NHS workers by saying: ‘We see you, we appreciate you, we thank you and we’re in awe of you!’

He continued: ‘In this time, I want to use my platform to do something positive so if there’s anything on my channels that I can share with you to connect people locally and globally, then drop a comment below and we’ll see what we can do.’ 

Following this, a number of people got in touch with the 30-year-old and Joshua showed his appreciation.

To one user, @KatieGxox, he said: ‘Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you’re doing. 

‘Your mum Kerrie is very proud of you and so is the rest of the country.’

Meanwhile, Joshua is due to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.

However, with a number of sporting competitions being postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, including this summer’s Olympics, the fight is in serious doubt with promoter Eddie Hearn also confirming it wouldn’t take place without fans in the stadium. 

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