Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua awarded OBE by Prince Charles for his services to sport
Nigerian born British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua was awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire OBE by Prince Charles in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
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.
The 29-year-old who currently holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles was previously awarded MBE in 2013 for his success at the London 2012 Olympics where he won gold in the heavyweight boxing.
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.