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Akwamuman honours Azumah Nelson

The Akwamu Traditional Council and the Royal Senchi Hotel last Saturday honoured Azumah Nelson for his patriotism during his illustrious career as a professional boxer.

A citation presented to the former two-weight world champion noted that he served as a beacon of hope to Ghanaians for several decades.”In recognition of your illustrious and admirable boxing career and serving as a beacon of hope to Ghanaians for several decades,” the citation reads.

“We wish to celebrate you for inspiring the entire management and staff to continue to strive for greatness and perfection in all we do. We say AYEKOO to you for your patriotism, humility and generosity towards humanity”.

Nelson, 64, was a two-weight world champion, having held the WBC featherweight title from 1984 to 1987 and the WBC super-featherweight title twice between 1988 and 1997.

He also challenged once for the unified WBC and IBF lightweight titles in 1990.

At the regional level he held the ABU, and Commonwealth featherweight titles between 1980 and 1982.

Widely considered one of the greatest African boxers of all time, he is currently ranked as the 31st greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time by BoxRec.

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