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GBA Salutes Azumah 'Zoom Zoom' Nelson says he is greatest boxer

Written by  Jul 19, 2018
The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has issued a statement to celebrate boxing legend Prof Azumah ‘Zoom Zoom’ Nelson as he marks his 60th birthday today [Thursday] July 19, 2018. The birthday note which was signed by GBA’s Communications Director, Naa Darkuah Dodoo, described the boxing hall famer as the greatest boxer to have come out of Africa. The GBA said: ‘’ GBA salutes Professor Azumah Nelson on 60th birthday... wishes Rafael Mensah Success. The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) is very much thankful to the Almighty God who knows it all and has made our boxing professor to live to hit his 60th birthday. Without doubt African’s greatest boxer Azumah Nelson has been inducted into the boxing hall of fame, received many awards and acknowledgements from the world’s premier boxing sanctioning body- The World Boxing Authority (WBO) among others. The biggest milestone falls on July 19, and would be officially celebrated with a special edition Azumah Nelson Fight Night at Ghana’s main boxing promotional address, the Bukom Boxing Arena on July 21. The GBA has already bestowed the Greatest and Best Super Featherweight of all times honour on Azumah. Information reaching us says Nicaraguan, Alexis Arguello, is expected to send a team to Accra to present the accolade, a release from the legend’s promotional syndicate has revealed. The three-time world boxing champion assumed legendary status in his homeland Ghana and globally when he dominated the super featherweight division as a champion for 10 years. He was subsequently inducted as the first African into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the year 2004. Azumah Nelson, a respected statesman in his native country, Ghana, also established Azumah Nelson’s foundation to help the young to realise their potential through education and sport.’’ Read the full birthday note below: GBA salutes Professor Azumah Nelson on 60th birthday... wishes Rafael Mensah Success. The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) is very much thankful to the Almighty God who knows it all and has made our boxing professor to live to hit his 60th birthday. Without doubt African’s greatest boxer Azumah Nelson has been inducted into the boxing hall of fame, received many awards and acknowledgements from the world’s premier boxing sanctioning body- The World Boxing Authority (WBO) among others. The biggest milestone falls on July 19, and would be officially celebrated with a special edition Azumah Nelson Fight Night at Ghana’s main boxing promotional address, the Bukom Boxing Arena on July 21. The GBA has already bestowed the Greatest and Best Super Featherweight of all times honour on Azumah. Information reaching us says Nicaraguan, Alexis Arguello, is expected to send a team to Accra to present the accolade, a release from the legend’s promotional syndicate has revealed. The three-time world boxing champion assumed legendary status in his homeland Ghana and globally when he dominated the super featherweight division as a champion for 10 years. He was subsequently inducted as the first African into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the year 2004. Azumah Nelson, a respected statesman in his native country, Ghana, also established Azumah Nelson’s foundation to help the young to realise their potential through education and sport. The turning point in Azumah’s career occurred in June 1982, when he was handed an opportunity to fight Salvadore Sanchez for the WBC featherweight title. It was a tough bout and the young Ghanaian during that era lost in the 15th round. But his spirited performance against the better established Mexican-born world champion impressed the decision makers of the sport a great deal such that he was given other opportunities. Two years after the Sanchez episode, Azumah Nelson rose to the occasion and defeated Wilfredo Gomez to win the WBC featherweight title. Going to 60 the legendary Azumah Nelson has ventured into promotions in addition to social work, in addition to his private business interests. Azumah, nicknamed the Professor, has received the WBC Champion Award at the sanctioning body ‘s 55th Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 60 milestone edition of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night code named ‘’The battle’’ takes will be a five-fight bill. Hard-hitting WBA International Super Featherweight Champion, Wahab Oluwaseun, a.k.a Suenzy will take on Togolese Mouibi Sarouna (Togo Warrior) in a contest, while Abraham ‘No Shaking’ I Bonsu will slug it out with Patrick Ayi, The Aligator for the Ghanaian Super Featherweight Championship. Benjamin Lamptey (Daddy Lumba) and sheriff Quaye (One Time) clash for Ghanaian Light weight Championship with Micheal ‘One Bullet’ Ansah will fighting Isaac Dowuana the Zongo Fire in the final eliminator for the Ghanaian Super featherweight title. Emmanuel ‘Kwahu Tyson’ Danso will battle Stephen Abbey a.k.a Anero in the Super Middleweight contest. The Azumah Nelson fight night is supported by GeoDrill Ghana, Ashfoam and GOIL. On this occasion, the GBA deems it fit to salute you and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Meanwhile we also wish Rafael Mensah who fights in the USA in his hunt for WBA Super featherweight title. Rafael Mensah is undefeated in 31 fights, while Alberto Machado has a record of 19 wins, no defeat with 16 knockouts. Eyes of boxing, in the world would be focused on Ghana and the Ghanaian who is hungry to add to the nation’s world champions. As the administrators, managers and operators of the sport in Ghana we pray for success. From GBA Communications Signed Naa Darkuah Dodoo.
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