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17.11.2008 Boxing

Azumah To Receive CBC Award Tomorrow

The Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) will honour Ghanaian boxing great, Azumah Nelson, with the Dennie Mancini Award tomorrow at an awards ceremony of the British Boxing Board of Control in London.

The award is in recognition of the inauguration of the Azumah Nelson Foundation which is expected to provide hope for street children by offering them opportunity for formal education and training in various vocations.

A letter from Simon Block, honorary secretary of the CBC, said the Dennie Mancini Award “is awarded to the person who, in the relevant year, has done the most to represent the interests of or raise the profile of boxing in the Commonwealth.

“By the inauguration of the Azumah Nelson Foundation, you bring great distinction to the sport of professional boxing, and this has only added to your long list of achievements as a champion of both the Commonwealth and the world.”

The award comes in the form of a bronze bust of the late and renowned Dennie Mancini, the former boxing manager, promoter, trainer, agent and cutsman.

The Dennie Mancini Award will be just another in the long list of honours grabbed by the International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and Ghanaian boxing legend in his chequered career, both inside and outside the ring.

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