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Azumah Nelson

W L D
39 6 2
28 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 47
rounds 396
KOs 60%
 
global ID 440
aliasThe Professor
born 1958-07-19
debut1979-12-01 / age 21
divisionsuper featherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach
68″   /   173cm
residence
Accra, Ghana
birth place
Accra, Ghana

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
2008-06-24
152Jeff Fenech15128 3 1
Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Malcolm Bulner   judges: Andrew Campbell 94-96, Aneeka Williams 94-96, Ignatius Missailidis 95-95
1998-07-11
132Jesse James Leija134½36 3 2
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Laurence Cole   judges: Gale E. Van Hoy 110-119, Gary Merritt 112-116, Harold Lederman 112-116
vacant International Boxing Association lightweight title
1997-03-22
129Genaro Hernandez129¾34 1 1
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
LSD12/12
 L 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Laurence Cole   judges: Alfred Asaro 113-115, Richard James Davies 110-118, Gale E. Van Hoy 114-113
WBC World super featherweight title
1996-06-01
130Jesse James Leija13030 2 2
Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO6/12
 W  
TKO
6/12
  
time: 1:58   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Angel Luis Guzman 48-46, Jerry Roth 48-46, Richard James Davies 49-46
WBC World super featherweight title
1995-12-01
130Gabriel Ruelas13041 2 0
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
W TKO5/12
 W  
TKO
5/12
  
time: 1:20   referee: Marty Denkin   judges: Carol Castellano 38-36, Daniel Van de Wiele 39-35, Angel Luis Guzman 38-36
WBC World super featherweight title
1994-05-07
129½Jesse James Leija13027 0 2
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mitch Halpern   judges: Kamel Youssef 113-114, Jose Juan Guerra 110-117, Jerry Roth 109-117
WBC World super featherweight title
1993-09-10
128½Jesse James Leija12926 0 1
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Jerry McKenzie   judges: Laurence Cole 113-115, Keith Dadzie 118-112, Daniel Van de Wiele 115-115
WBC World super featherweight title
1993-02-20
129Gabriel Ruelas12833 1 0
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: Jose Guadalupe Garcia   judges: Tom Kaczmarek 115-114, Jose Medina Solares 115-115, Dae-Eun Chung 115-113
WBC World super featherweight title
1992-11-07
129Calvin Grove12942 4 0
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Richard Steele   judges: Dave Brown 115-112, Keith MacDonald 114-113, Doug Tucker 116-111
WBC World super featherweight title
1992-03-01
129Jeff Fenech12926 0 1
Princes Park Football Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
time: 2:20   referee: Arthur Mercante   judges: Harry Gibbs 68-65, Tom Kaczmarek 66-66, Rudy Ortega 66-66
WBC World super featherweight title
1992 Upset of the Year - Ring Magazine
1991-06-28
129¾Jeff Fenech128¾25 0 0
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
DSD12/12
 D 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Jerry Roth 113-115, Dave Moretti 114-114, Miguel Donate 116-112
WBC World super featherweight title
1991-03-16
139Daniel Mustapha142¼1 2 0
Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1990-10-13
129¼Juan Laporte13036 10 0
Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Malcolm Bulner   judges: Eddie Francis 116-113, Gus Mercurio 116-112, Herbert Minn 115-113
WBC World super featherweight title
1990-05-19
134Pernell Whitaker13521 1 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Harry Gibbs 114-116, Sid Nathan 113-115, Dalby Shirley 111-116
WBC World lightweight title
IBF World lightweight title
Whitaker has a point deducted in the 12th round
1989-11-05
130Jim McDonnell13026 1 0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO12/12
 W  
TKO
12/12
  
referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Franz MartiTom KaczmarekTony Castellano
WBC World super featherweight title
McDonnell down four times.
1989-02-25
129Mario Martinez12947 4 2
Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO12/12
 W  
TKO
12/12
  
time: 1:18   referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Miguel Donate 108-101, Dave Moretti 109-100, Ladislao Sanchez 107-103
WBC World super featherweight title
1988-12-10
128Sidnei Dal Rovere129½17 0 0
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana
W KO3/12
 W  
KO
3/12
  
time: 2:04   referee: Rudy Ortega   judges: Rolando BarrovecchioKamel Youssef
WBC World super featherweight title
1988-06-25
129¼Lupe Suarez13024 1 0
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO9/12
 W  
TKO
9/12
  
time: 0:27   referee: Tony Perez   judges: Ray Solis 77-76, Ismael Quinones Falu 77-76, Tom Kaczmarek 76-76
WBC World super featherweight title
1988-02-29
129½Mario Martinez12946 3 2
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
referee: Rudy Jordan   judges: Rudy Ortega 115-113, Terry Smith 115-113, Marty Sammon 113-114
vacant WBC World super featherweight title
1987-08-29
125½Marcos Villasana12648 5 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: John Thomas   judges: Harry Gibbs 117-111, Chuck Hassett 118-108, Rudy Ortega 117-110
WBC World featherweight title
1987-03-07
124½Mauro Gutierrez12635 6 4
Las Vegas Hilton, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO6/12
 W  
KO
6/12
  
time: 0:33   referee: Davey Pearl   judges: Marty Sammon 48-47, Keith MacDonald 48-47, Tony Perez 48-47
WBC World featherweight title
1986-12-13
130Aaron Duribe1331 0 0
Accra, Ghana
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:58   referee: Christian Allen
Duribe down twice in the sixth.
1986-06-22
125½Danilo Cabrera12523 3 0
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W TKO10/12
 W  
TKO
10/12
  
time: 2:31   referee: Jesus Torres   judges: Lou Filippo 88-82, Jose Juan Guerra 88-82, Dave Moretti 89-82
WBC World featherweight title
1986-02-25
125½Marcos Villasana125½46 4 1
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: John Thomas   judges: James Jen Kin 114-114, Rudy Ortega 116-113, Lou Filippo 116-112
WBC World featherweight title
1985-10-12
125¼Pat Cowdell12530 3 0
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 2:24   referee: Octavio Meyran   judges: Harry GibbsRoy AnkarahRichard Steele
WBC World featherweight title
1985-09-06
126Juvenal Ordenes12636 1 0
Tamiani Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA
W TKO5/12
 W  
TKO
5/12
  
time: 2:45   referee: Steve Crosson   judges: Dick Cole 39-37, Arlen Bynum 39-37, Ismael Quinones Falu 39-37
WBC World featherweight title
1984-12-08
125½Wilfredo Gomez125½41 1 1
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W KO11/12
 W  
KO
11/12
  
time: 2:58   referee: Octavio Meyran   judges: Dick Young 95-96, Marcello Bertini 93-97, Mike Jacobs 95-95
WBC World featherweight title
1984-03-09
127½Hector Cortez126½38 13 3
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Richard Steele   judges: Dave Moretti 97-93, Dalby Shirley 97-93, Hal Miller 98-92
1983-11-23
125½Kabiru Akindele124½2 3 0
National Stadium, Lagos, Nigeria
W KO9/15
 W  
KO
9/15
  
time: 2:11   referee: Charles Boston
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
1983-09-23
127½Alberto Collazo12819 8 1
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:40   referee: Pete Rademacher
1983-08-17
126¾Alvin Fowler12 16 1
Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 0:41   referee: Richard Steele
1983-02-12
126Ricky Wallace10 2 2
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1982-10-31
126Irving Mitchell12616 0 0
Great Gorge Resort, McAfee, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:24   referee: Larry Hazzard   judges: John StewartTom Kaczmarek
1982-07-21
124Salvador Sanchez12643 1 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO15/15
 L 
TKO
15/15
  
time: 1:49   referee: Tony Perez   judges: Tony Castellano 131-135, Al Reid 133-132, Artie Aidala 131-134
WBC World featherweight title
Sanchez died in a car crash shortly after this fight.
1982-06-26
126½Mukaila Bukare128½debut
Accra, Ghana
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:33   referee: David Storey
1982-02-28
125¼Charm Chiteule125¾25 1 0
Woodlands Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia
W TKO10/15
 W  
TKO
10/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
1981-12-04
125Kabiru Akindele124½2 0 0
Freetown, Sierra Leone
W KO6/15
 W  
KO
6/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
1981-09-26
124Brian Roberts12435 14 6
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana
W TKO5/15
 W  
TKO
5/15
  
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
1981-08-18
126Miguel Ruiz1314 13 1
Bakersfield, California, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1981-05-02
125Don George1256 2 1
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 0:54   referee: Roy Ankrah
1981-02-24
126Aziza Bossou1324 2 2
Stade General Eyadema, Lome, Togo
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
 98-94
1980-12-13
124Joe Skipper1261 2 0
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana
W TKO10/12
 W  
TKO
10/12
  
time: 2:33   referee: Robert Cofie
African Boxing Union featherweight title
Skipper down in the seventh and twice in the tenth before the bout was stopped. Skipper had a listed record of 33-3 (14KOs) entering the bout.
1980-07-04
124David Capo1232 3 1
Accra, Ghana
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1980-04-19
124Henry Optoki122debut
Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra, Ghana
W KO8/12
 W  
KO
8/12
  
time: 1:11   referee: Robert Cofie
Ghanaian featherweight title
Optoki down twice in the eighth, the second time for the full count.
1980-03-03
123Henry Saddler1262 3 0
Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra, Ghana
W KO9/12
 W  
KO
9/12
  
referee: Col. Allen C. Figaro
Ghanaian featherweight title
1980-02-02
123Nii Nuer122debut
Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra, Ghana
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1979-12-01
122Billy Kwame123debut
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Pro debut for Nelson Boxing News 1 February 1980 p14
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