Several years back, Ghana’s legendary professional boxer Azumah Nelson carried euphoria to the world particularly passionate fans in Ghana. He was the fundamental sportsperson who united everybody and brought together all fans behind their TVs.
During his fight days, for all intents and purposes, each Ghanaian would hold up till 1.00AM to watch him strike hard and win or draw. The two-weight world champion, scarcely loses his battle with his most noticeably awful being a draw. And when he loses, the rematch is like a thundering lion. He will surely win and win big with an early knockout.
Broadly considered as one of the best African fighters ever, Azumah Nelson held the WBC featherweight title from 1984 to 1987 and the WBC super-featherweight title twice somewhere in the range of 1988 and 1997. Since 1997 when he professionally began his confining career until resigning in 2008, he fought the toughest fights and won multiple times. Out of the total 47 fights, he won with 28 Technical Knockouts (TKO), 6 losses, and two Draws.
Azumah Nelson challenged once for the bound together WBC and IBF lightweight titles in 1990. At local level he held the ABU, and Commonwealth featherweight titles somewhere in the range of 1980 and 1982. He is presently positioned as the 31st most noteworthy pound for pound fighter ever by BoxRec. Because of his unimaginable ‘power’ in the ring, Azumah was nicknamed ‘The Professor’, ‘Zoom Zoom’, and ‘The Terrible Warrior’ by boxing experts.
Born on the 19th of July, 1958, the former featherweight world champion is 62 years today. Huge number of people over the world and in Ghana have poured in their birthday wishes to the boxing legend. For all intents and purposes, all boxing lovers are filling his day a wonderful one with some boxing legends additionally wishing him good luck.
His heritage despite everything lives on as The Azumah Nelson Sports Complex in Ghana was named after him.