Sign in
Download Opera News App

Sports

 

Boxing

 

Azuma Nelson makes surprise revelations about JJ Rawlings.


The former WBC featherweight and WBC super-featherweight champion, Azuma Nelson has confirmed a famous Africa proverb that says that it took the tree for the rope to rise to the top.

This is the case Azuma Nelson and Jerry John Rawlings. In praises Azuma Nelson showed on former president Jerry John Rawlings, he stated that there is no champion in this world like him.



In attempt to justify his point, Azuma Nelson recognised the fact that, JJ Rawlings was the pivot of the successes he acquired during his days as a boxer.

Crediting gari and beans to fees him

Azuma Nelson stated that Jerry John Rawlings provided him with gari and beans on a regular basis. According to Azuma Nelson what surprised him most was the fact that Jerry John Rawlings bought the gari and beans on credit for him.



The trainer and a motivator

Azuma Nelson revealed that Jerry John Rawlings was a milestone for the strength and motivation he had to be a champion. As a result he dedicated his achievement as the "professor" to Jerry John Rawlings.



Renting and cleaning of rooms

Another humble revelation Azuma Nelson made about Jerry John Rawlings was that, JJ Rawlings was the one who first rented him an apartment and also ensured that the room was cleaned periodically.

“During your time as the Head of State, you showed effortless humility by cleaning my room and ensuring that my fellow boxing colleagues and I had a place to rest after rigorous training,”



Fan and mentor

Azuma Nelson also disclosed that it was JJ Rawlings' guidance that helped him won his first world championship when he knocked out Wilfredo Gómez in round 11 to win the first of his world titles (WBC featherweight championship) on December 8, 1984.



“When it came to counseling, you freely shared priceless guidance with me. When I wanted to join the military after representing the force at the World Military Games where I won gold, you advised me against it saying ‘you saw greatness in me and joining the force will limit my growth in boxing.

Content created and supplied by: ebensaah (via Opera News )

Africa Azuma Nelson JJ Rawlings Jerry John Rawlings WBC

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments