“I got into racing because I love racing, that’s got to be at the core of what I do. If all you’re going for is accolades, for titles, I feel I could potentially lose my way.
But it’s also his actions off the circuit that make him our Game Changer Of The Year, as he takes a knee and raises a fist for the global Black Lives Matter movement.
Lewis Hamilton has been named as the most influential Black person in Britain after a year in which he combined record-breaking achievements on the track with raising awareness of racial injustice.
Black people can’t just take a moment away from fighting racism – we have to be on it, all the time
I’m one of the only people of colour there yet I stand alone. I would have thought by now you would see why this happens and say something about it but you can’t stand alongside us. Just know I know who you are, and I see you.
For the thousands of messages of hate and ignorance – Thank you. You highlight exactly what needs to change.”
Anthony won all 18 fights at Amateur level, including the Senior ABA Championships, and it was his performance in the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2011 that earned him a spot at the 2012 Olympic Games.