The veteran boxer celebrated his birthday with massive illuminating and pomp as he turn 60 on saturday.

There was a debut for young and talented ones to also exhibited their boxing talent at the occasion.

At the occasion the boxing professor who is known as one of Africa’s greatest boxer who dominated the featherweight and super weight championship in the 1980s and 1990s , revealed that , he (Azumah Neslson) nearly joined the military at his youthful age, but the former president, Jerry John Rawlings discouraged him.

On his 60th birthday, he disclosed that, military was something that was at his heart, and he had always wanted to join, but the former president discouraged him and edge him to re direct his fighting skills into the boxing profession.

Azumah Nelson showed his appreciation to the former president for the role he played in his career.

He stated “to the former president, Jerry John Rawlings , i say a big thank you for the love and support. Rawlings saw the talent and believed in me and today , i say a big thank you for discouraging me from joining the army”.


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