‘I'm happy with life's honours as long as God is happy' — Azumah Nelson

Exclusive News Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxing legend
Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxing legend

Ghanaian boxing legend Azumah Nelson has opined about life after boxing.

The record holder says he is content with the level of recognition he has received in life, as long as God is happy with how he has used his talent.

"I think I’ve been honoured well in life. As far as God is happy, I’m happy," he stated in an interview on Accra-based Asaase Radio’s Breakfast Show on Wednesday, July 26.

Regarded as Africa's greatest boxer, Azumah Nelson had an illustrious professional career spanning over 28 years.

He was a two-time world champion in the super featherweight and featherweight divisions, with a professional record of 39 wins (28 knockouts), 6 losses and 2 draws.

Nicknamed 'The Professor' for his tactical approach, Azumah Nelson is considered a national hero in Ghana for bringing pride to the country through his exploits in the ring.

He was Ghana's flagbearer at the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony.

"Boxing is an art, and like everything, the more you do it, the more experienced you become. I am more than a happy man. When I see people happy, I’m happy. I always want to see people happy," the legendary boxer added.

Now aged 65, Azumah Nelson has received numerous honours for his pioneering achievements in boxing.

He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.

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