Ghanaian boxing legend Azumah Nelson widely known as “The Champ” or “The Professor” turns 60 today.
‘Zoom Zoom’ as he is affectionately called is considered globally as the greatest African boxer of all time.
The ‘Professor’ is an internationally-acclaimed World boxing figure, who is regarded as Africa’s greatest boxer and the WBC greatest super featherweight of All-time. He was honored alongside Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello as the WBC Greatest super featherweight Boxers of All-time in Las Vegas on December 15, 2014.
In November 2017, the legendary Ghanaian boxer received the World Boxing Council (WBC) Champion Award at the 55th WBC Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The great Azumah Nelson has won several titles including the National Championship, All Africa Games and the Commonwealth Games during the early stages of his career
He held the WBC featherweight title once and the WBC super featherweight title twice during his heyday.
After calling time on his enviable career in 1998, the iconic brand had a record of 39 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, with 28 knockout wins. The global icon has been mentoring several youths in his native Ghana through his educational programme ‘Time with the Professor’.
By Daraja Mutari