Ghana’s revered boxing legend and humanitarian Professor Azumah Nelson during the 52nd WBC Convention on Monday 15th December at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas decorated with a new glittering belt embossed with his photo, that of Mohammed Ali and the late President of the WBC Jose Sulaiman as the greatest WBC Super Featherweight Boxer of all time together with the late Alexis Arguello.
In addition to the special belt was a citation that read “The World Boxing Council honours Azumah Nelson for being chosen by the fans as one of the greatest WBC Super Featherweight Champions of all time. His face will be featured on all the Super Featherweight Champion belts from now on”.
Professor Azumah Nelson thanked Ghanaians for supporting him during his career and dedicated the honour to the good people of Ghana. His biography “The Professor” will be launched at the on-going convention on Tuesday 16th December 2014.
Other honourees included Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis for Heavyweight division, Salvador S’anchez and Jeff Fenech for Featherweight division, Evander Holyfield and Juan Carlos Gomez for Cruiserweight, Roy Jones and Michael Spinks for Lt. Heavyweight and many past legends. Some current legends honoured included Barmane Stiverne, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, Miguel Cotto and many others.
The 52nd WBC Convention was recorded by Guinness Book of Record as the Sporting event with over 100 past and present Champions at a location.