Anthony Joshua awarded OBE by Prince Charles

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been awarded his OBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday for his services to sport.

OBE is an acronym of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

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The 29-year-old heavyweight boxer holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles all after his unification clash with Joseph Parker back in March.

He was previously awarded a MBE back in 2013 for his success at the London 2012 Olympics after winning gold in the heavyweight boxing.

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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?’

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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 discussion in front of the packed audience.

Joshua retained his heavyweight title back in September when he took on Alexander Povetkin. He’s currently taking a short break from boxing before he heads back to the ring with a new opponent at Wembley.

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290 Comments

  1. Congregation bro, am happy for u, keep flying naija’s colour outside the shores of Africa. We are proud of u bro.

  2. Wow such high honour well deserved though since you worked had for it, you should think about the joke prince Charles made sha

  3. Congratulations big Josh, and big thanks to the prince of Wales for giving our homeboy such huge honor.. Joshua you the best

  4. Congratulations to Anthony Joshua on this, more success I wish him and we from Nigeria are proud of him, Nigeria to the world!

  5. Congrats bro, am happy for you keep flying naija’s colour outside the shores of Africa. You are blessed with humble.

  6. That’s what begin successful means…
    You got a lot of praises and prayers.
    Smart and hard work pays along side respect is earned.
    Nice one keep it up.

  7. Congratulations to you sir and greater more heights ahead. As blacks I think and believe we are getting better everyday that passes

  8. A big congrats to him. He sure deserves it. Hope he keeps up the good work he has being doing and wins more trophy

  9. Congratulations to you Joshua.. Not easy to be honoured with Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).. The Prince was actually right.. That your height best for basketball..

  10. Congratulations to Joshua for this wonderful award from Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace. This is a reward for hard work and an encouragement to do better next time.

  11. I hated every moment of training but i told my self endure the pains now so that u will become the greatest chaiampion the world will ever have”MOHAMMEED ALI” Congrats joe

  12. Congratulations on this meritorious award. Greater strides you shall achieve in future endeavors.

  13. Congratulations dear. At 29 he has bang these awards and someone is out there shouting village people up and down… Don’t go and become useful to yourself ….Nigeria all way.

  14. Go Joshua Go! You are one good reason Nigerians can continue showing pride in our heritage. Thank you.

  15. You’re currently taking a short break from boxing before he heads back to the ring with a new opponent at Wembley. Congratulations this is the statement that I like

  16. To be frank I accept Prince Charles’ joke “shouldn’t he be playing basketball”?, he is too handsome to be a heavyweight boxer. Congratulations Mr Joshua. Wish you more success.

  17. Congratulations brother you deserve more of it… One of the best in the world right now

  18. Congratulations to you bro you deserve more of it… One of the best in the world right now

  19. That’s one of own making us proud in the world stage. Wish him more success and glory in his boxing career. He deserves his honour for he worked so hard. Congratulations to him.

  20. This is a plus to Nigeria. A young Nigerian making Nigeria proud. This is one news that most Nigerians need to share on all social media to tell the lazy youths to wake up from their slumber. An igerian going to United Kingdom and making waves. Am proud of you Joshua

  21. He deserves it ..he have really worked for it.. thanks for being among the few Nigerian making us proud.

  22. Sometimes I wonder all this athlete Dele alli, Alaba Anthony Joshua etc Would they have gone abroad if Nigeria was Better?…..I know a whole lot of sports people in my street … Footballers way if them catch you one on one they’ll Bleep u up..talents just dey waste…..we don’t appreciate talents….at times I wish I could help them all.

  23. I congratulate Anthony Joshua for this outstanding award from Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace. That is the reward for hard work.

  24. Anthony Joshua deserves it. He also deserves a chieftaincy title in nigeria. Congrats, keep winning, God is with u

  25. Not easy to be honoured with Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).. Congrats to Joshua

  26. Anthony Joshua really deserves the award and it is a good thing for him to be recognized by the British empire.

  27. That’s very nice congratulations to him you have made it you really deserve it, thank God for the recognition.

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