World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has been bestowed with the honour of the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).
The ceremony which saw the boxing champion with four titles belts awarded with one of the highest honours in Britain, held at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday, December 20.
The 29-year-old boxer has become a stronghold in boxing, bringing fame to the heavyweight division. He was previously awarded the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2013 following his achievements winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics which held in London.
The OBE title is one the highest honours given by the queen; this honour has made Anthony Joshua reiterate his commitment to unifying the heavyweight division.
In a report by the Standard, Joshua said that he wants to fight Deontay Wilder, the boxer who holds the WBC belt.
He said, “The reason why I’ve booked Wembley is to face Wilder, so if it’s not Wilder then I don’t know who can kind of fill that void
“I hope to be back there but it’s a fan sport.
“If the fans want me to fight someone and they’re interested they will come out, if they’re not interested then I’m going to end up struggling to fill Wembley.”
“Wilder, if he’s serious, then we’ll definitely keep April as the date to fight.”
A fight between Wilder and Joshua fight could occur in April, 2019.