Anthony Joshua on Thursday received the Order of British Empire title in Buckingham palace
The World Heavyweight champion received the honour of the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Prince Charles.
During the award ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday, December 20, Joshua who holds four titles belts was recognised with the highest honours in Britain.
The 29-year-old boxer has become a stronghold in boxing restoring fame to the heavyweight division and 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 London 2012 Olympics.
The OBE title is one the highest honours given by the queen and at the occasion reinforced his commitment to unifying the heavyweight division.
In a report by the Standard, Joshua stated that he wants to fight Deontay Wilder 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 Wilder and Joshua fight could happen in April, 2019 and could possibly face the winner of the brutal clash between Dillan Whyte and Derek Chisora.