Boxing WA in conjunction with key members of Ghana’s mining industry are pleased to announce that Boxing Hall of Fame legend and former World Champion Azumah Nelson will be coming to Perth at the end of the month along with the Ghana Commonwealth Games Boxing team, the “Black Bombers.”
In case you did not know Azumah Nelson is well known in Australia for his two bouts with Jeff Fenech, the first in Las Vegas in 1991 ending in a controversial draw. Nelson agreed to a re-match in Australia, and stunned the Australian public knocking out Fenech in round eight.
Azumah Nelson was deprived of a possible Olympic gold medal in 1980 when Ghana boycotted the Moscow games. With that boycott Ghana’s best ever chance of obtaining an Olympic medal evaporated.
Azumah Nelson is still involved in Boxing and trains a select group of boxers in the gym at his house in Accra. His son is also a young boxer whose potential has been recognized at the tender age of fourteen.
Thanks to the generosity of Ghana’s mining industry, many of whom have strong links to Perth, Azumah Nelson and the Ghanaian Commonwealth Games Boxing team have been able to accept the invitation of Boxing WA to come to Perth for a pre-games training camp.
A black tie dinner will be held in Azumah Nelson’s honour at the Duxton Hotel on Friday September 3rd, with proceeds going to the Azumah Nelson Foundation. The Former world champion will be interviewed on stage and will be selling copies of his yet to be released DVD on his life’s journey.
The following day on September 4th at Empyrean (Formerly Imax Theatre) in Northbridge The Ghanaian Commonwealth Games Boxing team will take on a Western Australian Invitational team.