Boxing News of Fri, 20 Jul 20184
Abedi Pele, Stephen Appiah, others to attend Azumah Nelson Fight Night
Ghanaian football legends Abedi Pele and Stephen Appiah are among high-profile personalities expected to attend the 60th birthday anniversary of boxing legend Professor Azumah Nelson, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.
Ex-Ghana winger Laryea Kingston, as well as former Hearts of Oak chairman Harry Zakkour, are among high-profile cast expected to attend the grand event this weekend.
An elaborate programme to mark the 60th birthday of the WBC super featherweight of all-time has been announced.
The three-time world boxing champion turned 60 on Thursday July 19 but will be decorated by the World Boxing Council (WBC) with an award on Saturday July 21, 2018 at the Bukom Boxing Arena.
The iconic global figure has been taken stock of his enviable career which spanned over a decade.
Professor Azumah Nelson has been spending private time with his family, friends and associates at his residence as he reflects on his illustrious career.
The weigh-in takes place today (Friday), a day before the Azumah Nelson Fight Nights which falls on Saturday July 21.
The main event dubbed ‘The Battle’ takes place on Saturday July 21 with a five-fight bill.
A mega all-white birthday party for the global icon will take place at the Las Vegas Hall to crown the celebration.
A number of high-profile personalities including Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia as well as former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Mahama are expected to grace the occasion.