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Meet Greatest African Boxer Ever, Whose Punches Took People 'Nearer To Their Grave'

even with the complete his primitive achievements and consciousness insurmountable in 13 fights, Nelson was practically strange outside Ghana. Because of this, he was a decisive underdog when, on succinct notice, he challenged WBC featherweight champion Salvador Sánchez on 21 July 1982 at the Madison pay off Garden in New York.

World featherweight champion

Nelson won altogether four of his fights in 1983, and he began 1984 by beating harass Cortez by choice on 9 March in Las Vegas. Then, on 8 December of that year, he became boxing royal family by knocking out Wilfredo Gómez in around 11 to success the WBC featherweight championship.Behind on the three judges' scorecards, Nelson rallied in that keep up rotund to turn into champion in Puerto Rico.

Super featherweight

Nelson began 1988 by defeating Mario Martinez by a go firmness over 12 rounds in Los Angeles to come first the available WBC super featherweight title. Nelson was dropped in the 10th rotund of their meet and the strength of will was not competently received.

On 1 December 1995, defeated humanity champion Gabriel Ruelas in the fifth in a circle to call the title.

His fundamental cover took location just about a day later, while he and Leija had their third bout. Nelson retained the title with a six-round knockout. As had grow to be his ordinary practice, that was the no more than time Nelson fought in 1996.

In 1997, Nelson perplexed the Lineal & WBC titles to Genaro Hernandez after beaten on points in twelve rounds.

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