Professor Azumah Nelson wins 2015 GUBA Sporting Legend Award

Professor Azumah Nelson wins 2015 GUBA Sporting Legend Award
Professor Azumah Nelson wins 2015 GUBA Sporting Legend Award

Zoom newGhanaian legendary boxer Professor Azumah Nelson received the Sporting Legend Award at the 2015 Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) awards held in London last Saturday July 4, 2015.

The three-time WBC Super featherweight champion, was awarded for his outstanding performances over the years in which he graced the ring to emerge Africa’s greatest ever boxer.

The iconic boxing figure rose from obscurity to international stardom, dominating his division for over two decades.

Professor Azumah Nelson was among other high profile personalities who won awards in their chosen fields at the impressive ceremony in London over the weekend.

GUBA newThe boxing hall of famer, who received the award in the company of his manager Yaw Sakyi Afari, expressed gratitude to the organizers and wished them well in subsequent events.

Also present at the award ceremony were former Ghana first lady, Mrs Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Finance minister, Ms Joyce Aryee, former CEO of Ghana Chamber of Mines, British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin as well as Ghana’s High Commissioner to Britain, Victor Smith amongst others.

The GUBA Awards ceremony is a platform for celebrating excellence and exceptional achievements by Ghanaians and to honour extraordinary accomplishments of those in the UK and Ghana.

It is a non-profit awards event and has been endorsed by the Ghana High Commission to the UK and Ireland, the British High Commission, Ghana, and the Ministry of Tourism, Ghana.