Ghana’s legendary boxer Professor Azumah Nelson leaves Ghana this Friday 29th August for Australia ahead of the launch of his biography titled “The Professor: the Life of Azumah Nelson”.
The 278 paged book authored by Australian journalist Ashley Morrison chronicles the life of Africa’s greatest boxer of all time and Hall of Famer: thes best and worst moments, wins and losses and the secrets to his enviable career record.
The book was to be launched first in Ghana in July but was postponed due to the death of the Board Chairman of the Azumah Nelson Foundation, P.V Obeng. The Azumah Nelson Foundation is a non-profit founded by Azumah Nelson to support deprived children through sports and education. However, per the schedue, the book is expected to be launched in Australia from September 3-14 in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth so coincidentally becomes the first place to witness the unveiling of the book.
The Ghana launched, which is expected to sit distinguished personalities like ex-Presidents Rawlings and Kuffour, President John Mahama, politicians, corporate Ghana, sporting personalities both local and international, Reps from the WBC, etc wil take place in October this year. Similar launches are planned for Europe, America and other parts of Africa.
The Azumah Nelson Foundation with support from Building Bridges, USA is currently constructing a 6classroom block for an adopted school in Anum Apapam in the Eastern region and plans to do similar in other parts of the country. The key project of the Foundation is the construction of the Foundation Complex, a multi-purpose sports academy at Akuse where the Foundation has vast plots of lands.
Proceeds from the book launches will go to support the construction of the first phase of the project which will include dormitories, classrooms and offices.
Yaw Sakyi Afari