Boxing legend Azumah Nelson will be honoured by the World Boxing Council (WBC) when he turns 60 years on July 19.
The sanctioning body of boxing’s iconic green belt strap will present an award to the three-time world boxing champion at the next edition of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night which takes place at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Saturday July 21.
The event, produced by the Azumah Nelson Boxing Promotions, will also be used to mark 20 years after the boxer called time on his illustrious career.
The iconic African boxer has been recognised for his successes in and out of the ring since he retired two decades ago.
Azumah, 59, is an internationally-acclaimed World boxing figure, who is regarded as Africa’s greatest boxer and the WBC greatest super featherweight of All-time. He was honoured alongside Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello as the WBC Greatest super featherweight Boxers of All-time in Las Vegas on December 15, 2014.
In November 2017, the legendary Ghanaian boxer received the World Boxing Council (WBC) Champion Award at the 55th WBC Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan.