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Azumah Nelson boxer

Azumah Nelson image
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1979-12-01
Born 1958-07-19
Nationality Ghana
Residence Accra, Ghana
bouts
46
won
38
lost
6
draw
2
bouts
46
won
38
lost
6
draw
2
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1979-12-01
Born 1958-07-19
Nationality Ghana
Residence Accra, Ghana

Nelson had a stellar amateur career, competing at the 1978 All-Africa Games and 1978 Commonwealth Games where he won gold medals in the Featherweight class, and compiling an Amateur Record of 50–2.Nelson's professional boxing debut, in 1979, did not generate much attention, except in Ghana, where he was known because of his family ties. Internationally, Nelson lacked the recognition for such an event to be given its due importance. With the years, however, all of that changed because he garnered worldwide fame as a boxer.

Nelson had a stellar amateur career, competing at the 1978 All-Africa Games and 1978 Commonwealth Games where he won gold medals in the Featherweight class, and compiling an Amateur Record of 50–2.Nelson's professional boxing debut, in 1979, did not generate much attention, except in Ghana, where he was known because of his family ties. Internationally, Nelson lacked the recognition for such an event to be given its due importance. With the years, however, all of that changed because he garnered worldwide fame as a boxer.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 24, 2008 Jeff Fenech WLLWWL Hisense Arena, Melbourne LOSS
Majority decision
July 11, 1998 Jesse James Leija WWWWWW Alamodome, San Antonio vacant International Boxing Association World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 22, 1997 Genaro Hernandez WWWLWW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Split-decision
June 1, 1996 Jesse James Leija WWLWWL Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1995 Gabriel Ruelas WWWWWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 7, 1994 Jesse James Leija WWWWDW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 10, 1993 Jesse James Leija WWWWWW Alamodome, San Antonio World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

DRAW
Split-decision
Feb. 20, 1993 Gabriel Ruelas WWWWWW Estadio Azteca, Mexico City World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 7, 1992 Calvin Grove LWWWLW Caesars Tahoe, Stateline World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 1, 1992 Jeff Fenech WWWWDW Princes Park Football Ground, Melbourne World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1991 Jeff Fenech WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

DRAW
Split-decision
March 16, 1991 Daniyal Mustapha Ennin WLLL Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 13, 1990 Juan Laporte WWLWWD Entertainment Centre, Sydney World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 19, 1990 Pernell Whitaker WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 5, 1989 Jim McDonnell WWWLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 25, 1989 Mario Martinez WWWWLW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 10, 1988 Sidnei Dal Rovere WWWWWW Accra Sports Stadium, Accra World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
June 25, 1988 Lupe Suarez WWWWWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 29, 1988 Mario Martinez WWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood vacant World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 29, 1987 Marcos Villasana LWLDWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 7, 1987 Mauro Gutierrez WWLWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
KO
June 22, 1986 Danilo Cabrera WWWWWL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1986 Marcos Villasana WWWWLW Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 12, 1985 Pat Cowdell WWWWWW National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 6, 1985 Juvenal Ordenes WWWWWW Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1984 Wilfredo Gomez WWWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
KO
March 9, 1984 Hector Cortez WWWWLL Convention Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 25, 1983 Kabiru Akindele WWLL National Stadium, Lagos Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1983 Alberto Collazo LLLLLL Richfield Coliseum, Richfield WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1983 Alvin Fowler LLLLLW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 12, 1983 Ricky Wallace WWDWLL Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 31, 1982 Irving Mitchell WWWWWW Great Gorge Resort, McAfee WIN
Technical knockout
July 21, 1982 Salvador Sanchez WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Council World Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 26, 1982 Mukaila Bukare Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1982 Charm Chiteule WWWWWW Woodlands Stadium, Lusaka Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 4, 1981 Kabiru Akindele WW Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 26, 1981 Brian Roberts WWWWDL Accra Sports Stadium, Accra vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 1981 Miguel Ruiz LLLLLL Strongbow Stadium, Bakersfield vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 2, 1981 Don George LWWWWW Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra WIN
KO
March 6, 1981 Aziza Bossou WLDLWD Lome WIN
Points
Dec. 13, 1980 Joe Skipper WLL Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra African Boxing Union Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1980 David Capo LWLDLW Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra African Boxing Union Featherweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 2, 1980 Abdul Rahman Optoki Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra Ghanaian Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 1, 1980 Henry Saddler WLLLWL Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra Ghanaian Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 2, 1980 Nii Noi Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra Ghanaian Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1979 Billy Kwame Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra Ghanaian Featherweight

WIN
Points