Today in 1994: Azumah Nelson sadly loses WBC Super Featherweight title

Today in 1994: Azumah Nelson sadly loses WBC Super Featherweight title

- Azumah Nelson, one of Ghana's top boxers of all time, lost his WBC Super Featherweight on this day, May 7, 1994

- Nelson who was 35 at the time, lost the crown to 27-year-old Jesse James Leija of the United States

- Nelson was defeated by a unanimous decision by all the 3 judges

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Exactly 26 years ago on May 7, 1994, renowned Ghanaian boxing world champion, Azumah Nelson, lost his WBC Super Featherweight held for 10 good years.

A report on the official website of Happy FM indicates that Jesse James Leija of the United States knocked down Azumah Nelson of Ghana and went on to defeat him by unanimous decision.

Leija captured the World Boxing Council Super Featherweight Championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, USA.

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Today in 1994: Azumah Nelson sadly loses WBC Super Featherweight title

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By then, Azumah Nelson was 35 years old with rich experience in the sport as he had held the crown for a solid decade.

His contender, Leija, was only 27 at the time, won by scores of 117-109, 117-110 and 114-113 on the three judge’s scorecards after having a draw with the superstar just eight months earlier.

Azumah Nelson's loss was only the second time he was defeated as a Super Featherweight after the first one happened in 1982.

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In another interesting report, a man has been reported to have obtained DNA test results of all the four children he had with his wife only to be told that none of the kids actually belong to him.

YEN.com.gh sighted on the Twitter handle of Gospel Josiah, a gentleman who was moved by the story and decided to make it public.

According to Josiah, the man who became a victim to this rather unfortunate incident is his own friend who has always known the four beautiful children to be his.

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