Ghana’s boxing legend , Azumah Nelson, has called on the government of Ghana to help improve the state of boxing in Ghana.
The boxing Professor made this passionate appeal when he was honoured by the World Boxing Council (WBC) at the ongoing 55th WBC Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan last Monday. The Ghanaian legend was presented with WBC Champion Award.
The event brought together close to 500 delegates from the 164 countries which make up the WBC and it looked to discuss important issues related to boxing at the global level.
“I pray government shows more interest in boxing, said Nelson.
“This award means that whatever you do, do it well and many years after, the world will continue to celebrate you. I dedicate this award to Ghana boxing. My prayer is that government will show more interest in the sport for us to raise more champions for Ghana, focusing on the younger ones.”
Nelson is widely regarded as the greatest featherweight boxer of all time after defending the WBC World featherweight title for ten solid years.
The WBC also sought to honour former champions including Azumah Nelson, Evander Holyfield and Kostya Tszyu who had set the ring alight with the dazzling performances in times past.
For Azumah Nelson, he held the WBC Featherweight and Super Featherweight titles at several points in his career. His professional record read: 39 Wins (28 Knockouts), 6 Defeats (1 Knockout) and 2 Draws.