Anthony Ogogo told ITV News Anglia that he was honoured to be able to take part in the Queen's Baton relay for the Commonwealth Games.
The boxer was carrying the baton in his home town of Lowestoft.
"Things like this don't happen vey often around here, so when something like this comes to the town, comes to the region, it really should be embraced and that's exactly what has happened today."
The Queen's Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer has arrived in Suffolk.
The Queen's baton relay will arrive for it's one and only day in the East of England tomorrow as it heads for Commonwealth Games in Glasgow