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Azumah Nelson
Global ID440
sexmale
birthdate 1958-07-19
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divisionsuper featherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach68″   /   173cm
aliasThe Professor
country Ghana
residenceAccra, Ghana
birth placeAccra, Ghana
won 39 (KO 28) + lost 6 (KO 1) + drawn 2 = 47
rounds boxed 396 KO% 59.57
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
2008-06-24Jeff Fenech28-3-1
Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLMD1010
referee: Malcolm Bulner | judge: Andrew Campbell 94-96 | judge: Aneeka Williams 94-96 | judge: Ignatius Missailidis 95-95
1998-07-11Jesse James Leija36-3-2
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USALUD1212
referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 110-119 | judge: Gary Merritt 112-116 | judge: Harold Lederman 112-116
vacant International Boxing Association lightweight title
1997-03-22Genaro Hernandez34-1-1
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USALSD1212
referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Alfred Asaro 113-115 | judge: Richard James Davies 110-118 | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 114-113
WBC World super featherweight title
1996-06-01Jesse James Leija30-2-2
Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO612
time: 1:58 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Angel Luis Guzman 48-46 | judge: Jerry Roth 48-46 | judge: Richard James Davies 49-46
WBC World super featherweight title
1995-12-01Gabriel Ruelas41-2-0
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USAWTKO512
time: 1:20 | referee: Marty Denkin | judge: Carol Castellano 38-36 | judge: Daniel Van de Wiele 39-35 | judge: Angel Luis Guzman 38-36
WBC World super featherweight title
1994-05-07Jesse James Leija27-0-2
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD1212
referee: Mitch Halpern | judge: Kamel Youssef 113-114 | judge: Jose Juan Guerra 110-117 | judge: Jerry Roth 109-117
WBC World super featherweight title
1993-09-10Jesse James Leija26-0-1
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USADPTS1212
referee: Jerry McKenzie | judge: Laurence Cole 113-115 | judge: Keith Dadzie 118-112 | judge: Daniel Van de Wiele 115-115
WBC World super featherweight title
1993-02-20Gabriel Ruelas33-1-0
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWMD1212
referee: Jose Guadalupe Garcia | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 115-114 | judge: Jose Medina Solares 115-115 | judge: Dae-Eun Chung 115-113
WBC World super featherweight title
1992-11-07Calvin Grove42-4-0
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USAWUD1212
referee: Richard Steele | judge: Dave Brown 115-112 | judge: Keith MacDonald 114-113 | judge: Doug Tucker 116-111
WBC World super featherweight title
1992-03-01Jeff Fenech26-0-1
Princes Park Football Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO812
time: 2:20 | referee: Arthur Mercante | judge: Harry Gibbs 68-65 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 66-66 | judge: Rudy Ortega 66-66
WBC World super featherweight title
1992 Upset of the Year - Ring Magazine
1991-06-28Jeff Fenech25-0-0
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USADSD1212
referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Jerry Roth 113-115 | judge: Dave Moretti 114-114 | judge: Miguel Donate 116-112
WBC World super featherweight title
1991-03-16Daniel Mustapha1-2-0
Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza, Aragón, SpainWKO4
1990-10-13Juan Laporte36-10-0
Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWUD1212
referee: Malcolm Bulner | judge: Eddie Francis 116-113 | judge: Gus Mercurio 116-112 | judge: Herbert Minn 115-113
WBC World super featherweight title
1990-05-19Pernell Whitaker21-1-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD1212
referee: Mills Lane | judge: Harry Gibbs 114-116 | judge: Sid Nathan 113-115 | judge: Dalby Shirley 111-116
WBC World lightweight title
IBF World lightweight title
Whitaker has a point deducted in the 12th round
1989-11-05Jim McDonnell26-1-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO1212x3
referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Franz Marti | judge: Tom Kaczmarek | judge: Tony Castellano
WBC World super featherweight title
McDonnell down four times.
1989-02-25Mario Martinez47-4-2
Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO1212
time: 1:18 | referee: Carlos Padilla | judge: Miguel Donate 108-101 | judge: Dave Moretti 109-100 | judge: Ladislao Sanchez 107-103
WBC World super featherweight title
1988-12-10Sidnei Dal Rovere17-0-0
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, GhanaWKO312
time: 2:04 | referee: Rudy Ortega | judge: Rolando Barrovecchio | judge: Kamel Youssef
WBC World super featherweight title
1988-06-25Lupe Suarez24-1-0
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO912
time: 0:27 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Ray Solis 77-76 | judge: Ismael Quinones Falu 77-76 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 76-76
WBC World super featherweight title
1988-02-29Mario Martinez46-3-2
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USAWSD1212
referee: Rudy Jordan | judge: Rudy Ortega 115-113 | judge: Terry Smith 115-113 | judge: Marty Sammon 113-114
vacant WBC World super featherweight title
1987-08-29Marcos Villasana48-5-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1212
referee: John Thomas | judge: Harry Gibbs 117-111 | judge: Chuck Hassett 118-108 | judge: Rudy Ortega 117-110
WBC World featherweight title
1987-03-07Mauro Gutierrez35-6-4
Las Vegas Hilton, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO612
time: 0:33 | referee: Davey Pearl | judge: Marty Sammon 48-47 | judge: Keith MacDonald 48-47 | judge: Tony Perez 48-47
WBC World featherweight title
1986-12-13Aaron Duribe1-0-0
Accra, GhanaWKO610
time: 2:58 | referee: Christian Allen
Duribe down twice in the sixth.
1986-06-22Danilo Cabrera23-3-0
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWTKO1012
time: 2:31 | referee: Jesus Torres | judge: Lou Filippo 88-82 | judge: Jose Juan Guerra 88-82 | judge: Dave Moretti 89-82
WBC World featherweight title
1986-02-25Marcos Villasana46-4-1
Forum, Inglewood, California, USAWMD1212
referee: John Thomas | judge: James Jen-Kin 114-114 | judge: Rudy Ortega 116-113 | judge: Lou Filippo 116-112
WBC World featherweight title
1985-10-12Pat Cowdell30-3-0
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWKO112x3
time: 2:24 | referee: Octavio Meyran | judge: Harry Gibbs | judge: Roy Ankarah | judge: Richard Steele
WBC World featherweight title
1985-09-06Juvenal Ordenes36-1-0
Tamiani Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO512
time: 2:45 | referee: Steve Crosson | judge: Dick Cole 39-37 | judge: Arlen Bynum 39-37 | judge: Ismael Quinones Falu 39-37
WBC World featherweight title
1984-12-08Wilfredo Gomez41-1-1
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWKO1112
time: 2:58 | referee: Octavio Meyran | judge: Dick Young 95-96 | judge: Marcello Bertini 93-97 | judge: Mike Jacobs 95-95
WBC World featherweight title
1984-03-09Hector Cortez38-13-3
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Richard Steele | judge: Dave Moretti 97-93 | judge: Dalby Shirley 97-93 | judge: Hal Miller 98-92
1983-11-23Kabiru Akindele2-3-0
National Stadium, Lagos, NigeriaWKO915
time: 2:11 | referee: Charles Boston
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
1983-09-23Alberto Collazo19-8-1
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USAWTKO210
time: 1:40 | referee: Pete Rademacher
1983-08-17Alvin Fowler12-16-1
Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO210
time: 0:41 | referee: Richard Steele
1983-02-12Ricky Wallace10-2-2
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1982-10-31Irving Mitchell16-0-0
Great Gorge Resort, McAfee, New Jersey, USAWTKO510
time: 2:24 | referee: Larry Hazzard | judge: John Stewart | judge: Tom Kaczmarek
1982-07-21Salvador Sanchez43-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1515
time: 1:49 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Tony Castellano 131-135 | judge: Al Reid 133-132 | judge: Artie Aidala 131-134
WBC World featherweight title
Sanchez died in a car crash shortly after this fight.
1982-06-26Mukaila Bukare
Accra, GhanaWTKO610
time: 1:33 | referee: David Storey
1982-02-28Charm Chiteule25-1-0
Woodlands Stadium, Lusaka, ZambiaWTKO1015
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
1981-12-04Kabiru Akindele2-0-0
Freetown, Sierra LeoneWKO615
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
1981-09-26Brian Roberts35-14-6
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, GhanaWTKO515
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
1981-08-18Miguel Ruiz4-13-1
Bakersfield, California, USAWTKO3
1981-05-02Don George6-2-1
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, GhanaWKO510
time: 0:54 | referee: Roy Ankrah
1981-02-24Aziza Bossou4-2-2
Stade General Eyadema, Lome, TogoWPTS1010
98-94
1980-12-13Joe Skipper1-2-0
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, GhanaWTKO1012
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.
1980-07-04David Capo2-3-1
Accra, GhanaWPTS1010
1980-04-19Henry Optoki
Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra, GhanaWKO812
time: 1:11 | referee: Robert Cofie
Ghanaian featherweight title
Optoki down twice in the eighth, the second time for the full count.
1980-03-03Henry Saddler2-3-0
Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra, GhanaWKO912
referee: Col. Allen C. Figaro
Ghanaian featherweight title
1980-02-02Nii Nuer
Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra, GhanaWKO38
1979-12-01Billy Kwame
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, GhanaWPTS66
Pro debut for Nelson Boxing News 1 February 1980 p14

 
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