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Azumah Nelson honoured by WBC and WBL 

By Mutala Yakubu
Azumah Nelson honoured by WBC, WBL 
Azumah Nelson honoured by WBC, WBL 
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Boxing legend Azumah Nelson has been honoured by the World Boxing League (WBL) and the World Boxing Council (WBC) with ‘special belts’.

The WBC and WBL also added a vase and specially designed jacket as he marked his 60th birthday.

Azumah Nelson received the items on Friday July 21, 2018 at the Bukom Boxing Arena where the Azumah Nelson Fight Night was held as part of activities marking the icon’s birthday anniversary.

The belt from the WBC is engraved with flags representing the countries of all the boxers Azumah Nelson faced during his illustrious 19-year career.

The boxing legend received several goodwill messages on the day and notable among them was from his fiercest rivals and retired Australian boxer Jeff Fennec who described his one-time foe as a ‘good friend’.

Azumah further received a plaque from U.K-based boxing group, Boxing Fans UK, which was presented to him by Ghana’s first world champion D.K Poison.

The 3-time Super Featherweight champion turned 60 last Thursday and tributes have been pouring from across the world to celebrate his feat in boxing and outstanding personality.

Azumah, a former Prisons officer fought 47 times in his 19-year professional boxing career, winning 39, losing 6 and drawing two of those bouts.

On February 8th 2004, Azumah was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame becoming the first and so far the only African to achieve that feat.

Read also:Boxing legend Azumah Nelson turns 60

He is currently the 17th greatest pound for pound boxer of all time according to the Boxer's ranking.

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