World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua on Thursday received the honour of the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Prince Charles for his achievements in the ring.
The 29-year-old Joshua, who holds four world title belts was awarded one of the highest honours in the United Kingdom at an award ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.
Joshua who became something of a legend in boxing after restoring fame to the heavyweight division, was in 2013 awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire after he won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.
While receiving the OBE title which is one the highest honours given by the Queen of England, Joshua reiterated his commitment towards unifying the heavyweight division by expressing his desire to fight Deontay Wilder who holds the WBC belt.
“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,” Joshua said.
A Wilder and Joshua fight could happen in April, 2019 and the winner of that much anticipated fight could possibly face the winner of the brutal clash between Dillan Whyte and Derek Chisora.