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Sports News of Saturday, 21 July 2018


I’m ready to mentor young boxers – Azumah Nelson

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Ghana boxing legend, Azumah Nelson has said it was time for him to mentor and train young aspiring boxers to become World champions.

According to him, his boxing prowess is a gift from God hence he has a responsibility to ensure others also benefit from his rich experience. He further urged young boxers to develop a relationship with God to order to go far in their careers.

Isaac Dogboe is a good boxer

The boxing icon also expressed his admiration for Isaac Dogboe. He says Isaac Dogboe is a disciplined boxer who trains hard and is very religious.

He says these qualities can propel a boxer to conquer the world. Azumah explained that talent is not enough to reach the highest level in the sport.

Summary of Azumah Nelson’s career

Azumah is known in boxing circles as ‘The Professor’ because of his ability to teach his opponents a boxing lesson.

His craft and power still see him widely regarded as the greatest fighter to ever emerge from the African continent.

Nelson, who has been called the greatest African boxer of all time, quit the sport at the age of 40 with a record of 39 wins, four losses and two draws. Nelson won a swag of titles over his superb 20-year professional career, including British Commonwealth and African featherweight titles, and WBC featherweight and super-featherweight crowns.

During his professional career, he stopped 28 of his opponents within the distance, recording a total 39 wins, four losses and two draws.

Among the opponents, he beat were Mexican Marcos Villasana, Mario “Azabache” Martinez, Australian Jeff Fenech, and Briton Jim McDonnell.

His four defeats were at the hands of Pernell Whitaker, Jesse James Leija (twice) and Genardo Hernandez.

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