British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua has added one more bling-bling to his collection after being awarded an Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
The 22 times winner who is holding the WBA, IBF and WBO titles, was honored for his services to sport in an investiture ceremony at the palace. He was also given the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013 after claiming an Olympic gold in the super heavyweight division at London 2012.
Dressed in a black suit jacket and gray trousers, 29-year-old fighter accepted the honor from the Prince of Wales with delight.
Joshua is due to fight Deontay Wilder at Wembley on April 13 but his promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to have his fighter’s next bout signed by early January. However, there is no confirmation against whom he will fight. Heard said American heavyweight Jarrell Miller is a viable option.
There is also a rumor about a fight against the winner of a Saturday bout between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora.
After the controversial draw between Wilder and fellow Briton Tyson Fury, Joshua revealed his desire to fight Wilder rather than fellow Briton Fury for a unification fight at Wembley on April 13.