Azumah’s son wins at Homowo …Boxing

Junior Nelson’s hand (right) is raised  by the referee after he won his fight

Junior Nelson’s hand (right) is raised by the referee after he won his fight

JUNIOR Nelson, son of boxing legend Prof. Azumah Nelson is gradually following the footsteps of his father after emerging victorious in the Homowo Boxing night held at the Mantse Agbona on Monday.

The prodigy convincingly beat Alexander Commodore of the Atoquarshie Gym before making his way to the finals where he won the category in the highly attended event to climax the Homowo celebrations of the Ga people.

He received massive adulation from his father as well as other family members after dominating his category and slaying any opponent he came across.

Prof. Azumah was full of praise for his son as he displayed great potential to develop and become the champion one day.

The Vodafone-sponsored amateur boxing event received a massive turn out as several present and former professional boxers and other dignitaries were present.

They include, Joshua Clottey, Emmanuel Tagoe, George Ashie, Ayittey Powers, Stephen Appiah and Deputy Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye as well as other personalities from Vodafone.

Over 30 bouts were witnessed on the day in eight categories with boxers who distinguished themselves walking away with trophies, medals and other souvenirs from sponsors.

The weight categories include bantamweight, welterweight, middleweight, lightweight, lightheavy, heavyweight, flyweight and featherweight.

Head of Mass Market at Vodafone, Martison Obeng Agyei was delighted with the turnout and congratulated the boxers for maintaining some great level of professionalism on the day.

“The boxers displayed some good skills and were disciplined on the day and we hope to assist improve upon the sport,” he stated.

The brand he said is committed to developing boxing in the area and optimistic that world champions could emerge from the initiative.

He added that, they would together with stakeholders set up measures to raise boxing to acceptable standards.

By Michael D. Abayateye

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