Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Awarded OBE, by Prince Charles In Buckingham Palace

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Nigerian born heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua was awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to sport by Prince Charles. The award ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday.

Prior to this, the 29-year-old boxer was previously awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire back in 2013, for his success at the London 2012 Olympics where he won gold in the heavyweight boxing.

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.

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Image result for Anthony Joshua awarded OBE by Prince Charles for services to Sport (photos)British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua has been awarded his OBE by Prince Charles

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The pair were photographed shaking hands and in discussion in front of the packed audience

Joshua, who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, is due to fight at Wembley on April 13

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