Anthony Joshua, Nigerian-born British heavyweight Boxing star, has been decorated with the Order of the British Empire OBE by Prince Charles in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
The 29-year-old boxer, who holds four title belts, was awarded the OBE, one of the highest honours in Britain, at an award ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Charles also awarded Joshua his MBE back in 2013. When the imposing fighter, who is 6ft 6in, shook hands with the Prince after the presentation five years ago, he said Charles joked with him, saying: ‘Shouldn’t you be playing basketball?’
Dressed in a black suit jacket and grey trousers, Joshua once again beamed with delight on his visit to the Palace as he accepted the honour from the Prince of Wales. The pair were photographed shaking hands and then in a discussion in front of the packed audience.
Joshua continues to enjoy some time away from boxing as he waits to see who will be the next to challenge him at Wembley.
Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body
In 2017, his victorious fight against Wladimir Klitschko, was named Fight of the Year by ‘The Ring’ and the Boxing Writers Association of America.