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imported_Nothingman
03-18-2010, 05:33 PM
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Azumah "The Professor" Nelson

WBC Featherweight Champion 1984-1988
WBC Super Featherweight Champion 1988-1994, 1995-1997

Amateur record: 50-2

His TKO victory on March 1, 1992 over Jeff Fenech (http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Jeff_Fenech) was recognized as the The Ring Magazine Upset of the Year (http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Ring_Magazine_Upset_of_the_Year).
Named The Ring Magazine (http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/The_Ring_Magazine) Comeback of the Year (http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Ring_Magazine_Comeback_of_the_Year) fighter for 1995.
Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/International_Boxing_Hall_of_Fame) in 2004.


Highlights:
-In 1982, the 13-0 Nelson was a substitute against Salvador Sanchez, the legendary Mexican featherweight champion. Despite being stopped in the 15th round, overmatched Nelson put on an impressive performance and so became a fan favorite around the world.
-In 1984, Nelson took the WBC FW title by stopping another legend, Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez in the 11th round. It remains his greatest achievement.
-In 1988 Nelson became a 2-division champion by outpointing Mario Martinez for the WBC super featherweight title.
-In 1990, Nelson attempted to take his third division title by fighting the undisputed lightweight champion Pernell Whitaker. However, Nelson dropped a close decision.
-In 1992 Nelson made the Upset of the Year by dropping Australian HoFer Jeff Fenech three times en route to a TKO8. They had previously fought to a draw.
-in 1994 Nelson loses the title to Jesse James Leija, but reclaims it a year later by beating Gabriel Ruelas by impressive TKO5 and then gets his revenge over Leija by stopping him in the 6th. The former deed makes him the Ring Comeback of the Year fighter.
-in 1997 Nelson loses the title again by SD to Genaro Hernandez.
-In 1998, after losing to Leija on points again, Nelson retires.
-In 2004 he is inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
-In 2008, he is lured back from retirement to fight Jeff Fenech for the third time. He loses by a close MD.



Notable wins:
Wilfredo Gomez
Jeff Fenech
Juan La Porte
Gabriel Ruelas x2
Jesse James Leija
Jim McDonnell
Calvin Grove
Lupe Suarez
Marcos Villasana
Pat Cowdell
Mario Martinez

Notable losses:
Salvador Sanchez *pre prime
Pernell Whitaker
Jesse James Leija I *past prime

Overall points score:

'A' level wins:
Wilfredo Gomez, Jeff Fenech
'A-' level wins:
Gabriel Ruelas x2, Juan La Porte
'B' level wins:
Jesse James Leija, Jim McDonnell, Calvin Grove, Marcos Villasana x2, Lupe Suarez, Pat Cowdell, Mario Martinez

Points score: 4+4+7.5-4=11.5

Obama
03-18-2010, 09:30 PM
A/A- category needs some serious work. F

Fenech might have arguably beat both Nelson and Zarate, but Nelson had malaria and Zarate was over the hill. The others should be self explanatory.

imported_Nothingman
03-19-2010, 01:07 PM
A/A- category needs some serious work. F

Fenech might have arguably beat both Nelson and Zarate, but Nelson had malaria and Zarate was over the hill. The others should be self explanatory.
What does "F" mean? And are you saying Fenech, a HoF inductee, was never A-worthy??

Obama
03-19-2010, 01:17 PM
What does "F" mean? And are you saying Fenech, a HoF inductee, was never A-worthy??

F is a typo. HoF is full of A- fighters dude. Some are even B level (Barry McGuigan).

imported_Nothingman
03-19-2010, 06:34 PM
F is a typo. HoF is full of A- fighters dude. Some are even B level (Barry McGuigan).
Woa, hold the fucking phone! Barry was no damn B fighter! He was A- thruout most of his career. It's like saying Frankie Randall never was A- because he lost many fights afterwards.

Obama
03-19-2010, 07:01 PM
Woa, hold the fucking phone! Barry was no damn B fighter! He was A- thruout most of his career. It's like saying Frankie Randall never was A- because he lost many fights afterwards.

Be serious now. McGuigan was an average world champion, ie, B fighter. His winning streak didn't even last 5 years, and the level of opposition was far from remarkable.