He realised it’s not for ‘Dbees’; it’s for people from not-too-good backgrounds — Azumah Nelson on reason his son quit boxing 

Boxing He realised its not for Dbees; its for people from not-too-good backgrounds —Azumah Nelson on reason his son quit boxing

Ghanaian boxing legend Azumah Nelson has opened up about his son Dalvin Azumah Nelson Junior's decision to step away from boxing, shedding light on the motivation behind his retirement from the sport.

Nelson Junior ventured into the boxing scene in 2017, following in the footsteps of his illustrious father.

However, his journey in the sport was short-lived as he found it challenging to balance boxing with his educational pursuits.

Ultimately, he made the difficult decision to hang up his gloves.

Azumah Nelson revealed that his son came to the realisation that boxing is not a pursuit suited for individuals from privileged backgrounds but rather for those accustomed to adversity and hardship.

"He realized that boxing is not for 'Dada ba' people. It's a sport for hustlers and people from not-too-good backgrounds," Azumah Nelson explained during an interview with Dan Kwaku Yeboah TV.

Despite his son's departure from the sport, Azumah Nelson expressed understanding and support for his decision, emphasising the demanding nature of boxing and the toll it takes on its practitioners.

"I'm not worried that he quit the sport because I wasn't the one receiving the blows. He was the one receiving it and realised he could not take the blows.

“It’s a difficult sport that requires dedication and determination. You wake up at 4 am to go jogging and then hit the gym a few hours later,” Azumah Nelson remarked.

Azumah Nelson's legacy in boxing remains exceptional, with his contributions to the sport earning him a place in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Despite his son's departure from boxing, the sport continues to thrive in Ghana, with emerging talents like Abubakar Kamoko, son of Bukom Banku carrying on the tradition of excellence in the ring.

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

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