Life is a great cycle of changes. The world keeps changing and we humans also change with it. We all have a generalized life cycle which we cannot escape. We start off as babies, become children and then teenagers and finally become adults. The last part of the cycle is what most of us fear the most. Leaving the world. Death is something we all cannot avoid and must go through. However if one lives life as it should and has accomplished so much in a lifetime, death would be a simple welcome to a great ending.
Ghana has had a lot of great superheroes who have passed on and we definitely miss them. These are the people who served the country with the best of themselves. They made sure that our country remains peaceful and prosperous. Kwame Nkrumah, Jerry John Rawlings, John Evans Atta Mills are just among a few of them.
There are some legends who are still with us though. One of them is the man we’re discussing in this article; Azumah Nelson.
Azumah Nelson is one of the few people who have taken the name of Ghana to the international world. Everyone knows who he is and there is no better feeling than that.
He is a Ghanaian celebrity known for his unique style in the boxing world. Back in the days he was the most wanted boxer in Ghana and beyond.
He was born on July 19, 1958 and started his career in 1979. The great man won the weight world championship twice and held the WBC featherweight title from 1984 to 1987 and the WBC super-featherweight title twice between 1988 and 1997. The boxer also challenged for the unified WBC and IBF lightweight titles in 1990. At regional level he held the ABU, and Commonwealth featherweight titles between 1980 and 1982. He is internationally 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.
His greatest vision was to put Ghana on the world map. He participated in 47 fights of which he won 39, lost 6 and had two draws.
Nicknames he was called are; The Professor, Zoom Zoom and The Terrible Warrior. He has established a foundation to help the youth of the country to pursue their dreams. It is called the Azumah Nelson Foundation.
He has changed over the years in terms of age and the looks that come with it. Here are pictures from his youth days.
These pictures are his recent ones...
The great boxer has really changed a lot. What do you think of our role model’s transformation??