Azumah Nelson: Ghanaian legend be inducted into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

Azumah Nelson: Ghanaian legend be inducted into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

Ghanaian boxing legend, Azumah Nelson, will be inducted into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in the United States of America (USA).

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In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh, the retired boxer will be inducted together with other boxers.

They are Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas, Clarence “Bones” Adams, Andre “SOG” Ward, James “Lights Out” Toney, Miguel Cotto, Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, Danny “Little Red” Lopez, and Jose Luis Castillo.

Azumah Nelson: Ghanaian legend be inducted into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

Azumah Nelson: Ghanaian legend be inducted into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
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Meanwhile, four non-boxers will also be inducted. These are Carlos Padilla (referee), Lorenzo Fertitta (NSAC commissioner), Sammy Macias (NSAC commissioner), and Jose Sulaiman (WBC President).

All the inductees will be honoured on the weekend of August 7th & 8th at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.

The inductees either had fights in the state of Nevada or were connected to the sport in the state during their careers.

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Azumah during his active days made as he became the first boxer to defend his world title for 10 years.

Before hanging his gloves, Azumah fought 38 times, lost 6 with two fights ending in a draw.

He won world titles at two weight classes - featherweight and super featherweight.

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YEN.com.gh previously reported a story of how Boxrec, a renowned boxing platform known for recording boxers' professional records.

In the latest list of 50 best boxers of all time by Boxrec, Azumah's name was not left out as he has been rated 31st.

Azumah is the only boxer from Africa to be in the list of great boxers of all time.

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