Nigerian-born World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua representing Britain was honoured at Buckingham Palace as he received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his outstanding services in professional boxing.
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, at Buckingham Palace presented the award as reward for the boxer’s services and success in the sport.
Joshua holds the World Boxing Association, (WBA), World Boxing Organisation, (WBO) and International Boxing Federation, (IBF) heavyweight titles and he may meet Deontay Wilder in the nearest future for the World Boxing Council, (WBC) crown.
The boxing champion has been awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to sport by Prince Charles.
The 29-year-old boxer is currently the most valuable boxing brand and holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles after winning his unification clash with Joseph Parker in June.
He was previously awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire back in 2013 in recognition of his success at the London 2012 Olympics where he won gold in the heavyweight boxing.
An OBE is a Queen’s honour given to an individual for a major local role in any activity such as business, charity or the public sector.