Nelson would lose a close majority decision, before retiring for good. @usernewm

He would also make the most of it, losing only once more in the next twelve years, becoming a world champion at Featherweight and Junior Lightweight. He began his career at a torrid pace winning the Ghanaian Featherweight championship in just his third pro bout, the African championship in his sixth, and the British Empire championship in his tenth bout. title, this time against Wilfredo Gomez.

He is a three time world champion, who had a nine and a half year run as a world champion over two weight classes from December of 1984 to May of 1994.

2 points are awarded for a 9th place vote and so on, with a 1st place vote awarded 10 points. To make matters even more difficult, they had to take the fight on just two weeks notice, giving Nelson a very limited training camp.


He gained a world ranking and just two and half years after turning pro, at 13-0, 10 KO’s, he was given a world championship fight against legendary champion and hall of famer Salvador Sanchez. Commonwealth titles in his first years as a pro, he was His one loss was also a controversial one against Jose Luis Ramirez in which most of the world felt he was robbed by the judges.
@ES8pq9 In February of 1988 Nelson challenged Mario Martinez for the vacant WBC world championship winning a close split decision.

Compiled by Monte Cox, Chairman, IBRO All-Time Ratings.

Leija would then lose the championship to Ruelas, setting up a rematch between Nelson and Ruelas. Next Nelson would defend against Leija again, and stopped him in the sixth round. The photo appears to have been copied from

Gomez out in 11 rounds in the latter's native country @Gdad1 @2_mke @LittleLotta4 @ES8pq9 @bidens_girl @drpjfitz @mhall2654 @KCDP_D7 @petrajay8 @MrsDRued @MQ59627675 @BradJConnolly @GrandpaSnarky @HappyNanaX4 @usernewm @GBK5015 @JAY34755202 @MargiePeeters @Melissa47011333 Thanks Al! www.ghanaweb.com. Kid Chocolate of Cuba was a somewhat disappointing finisher in this poll. In reality, Whitaker was undefeated. Nelson, his wife, Peggy, and children It was a high level display of the sweet science by “Sweet Pea” and “The Professor.” Still a proud fighter, Nelson returned to Junior Lightweight, where he was still the world champion, to continue his reign. Azumah Nelson is one of the greatest boxers to come out of Africa, ranking with Dick Tiger, Hogan (Kid) Bassey, Cornelius Boza Edwards and Marcel Cerdan. As fights go, this one seems to be lesser known, and in my opinion is an underrated classic.

Nelson would defend his Featherweight world championship six times, highlighted by two defenses against future world champion Marcos Villasana, before moving up to Junior Lightweight and winning a world championship at that weight as well. Next time you'll see a different Azumah Nelson."

All in all, Nelson’s numbers are quite impressive.

@MQ59627675 ballpoint signature signed boldly on a 3x5 card, measures: 14 x 14.75" Nelson had successively stopped two opponents that had given him trouble. Azumah Nelson Jnr., son of Ghanaian boxing legend, Azumah Nelson, is set to explode on Saturday night when he faces Oliver Duffy in the 4 edition of the Azumah Nelson …

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He would get into war with former world champion Genaro Hernandez, coming out on the losing end of a close split decision.

condition: excellent.


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