- Azumah Nelson is one of the legendary boxers in the world
- Photos of his handsome son have popped up online
- Photos of the young man show a striking resemblance to the father.
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Azumah Nelson is the greatest boxer to come from Africa following his superb display in the ring.
The Bukom-born legend is one of the most celebrated personalities in the country right now.
Not much is known about Azumah outside of boxing. He seems to have kept a tight lid on his private life.
However, YEN.com.gh has discovered that Azumah has a handsome son.
Per information gathered by YEN.com.gh, Azumah Nelson's son is name is Azumah Nelson Jnr.
Azumah Jnr. is also a boxer but yet to turn a professional. He is in his final year at the University of Ghana.
Azumah is among the elite group of nine boxers to have won a world title for Ghana.
He is the second Ghanaian to have ever won a world title after D.K. Poison took the lead.
Azumah is a Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee after defending his WBC World featherweight strap for 10 years.
He is a two-weight division champion - he won world titles at featherweight and super featherweight.
Azumah began his journey to greatness in 1983 when he won all four of his fights in 1983, and he started 1984 by beating Hector Cortez by a unanimous decision on March 9 in Las Vegas.
Then, on December 8 of that year, he became boxing royalty by knocking out Wilfredo Gómez in round 11 to win the WBC featherweight championship.
Behind on the three judges' scorecards, Azumah rallied in that last round to become champion in Puerto Rico.
Azumah held on to that title for three years.
He could not fight for 9 months after the Gómez bout, but when he returned, he retained the title in Miami with a fifth-round knockout of Juvenal Ordenes in September 1985, and in October of that year, he retained it again with a first-round knockout of Pat Cowdell in Birmingham, England.
The Cowdell knockout, in particular, became a highlight film material: Cowdell was left frozen on the canvas by Nelson's knockout punch, a left uppercut.
Azumah then called out Barry McGuigan, the WBA featherweight champion- the fight never happened.
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