The life of Africa’s greatest boxer
Azumah Nelson has been made into a documentary film and was premiered in his
home city of Accra, Ghana on Saturday.
Nelson, 51, was at the screening of
‘Zoom Zoom, the Professor’. It was written and produced by Atlanta-based
Ghanaian filmmaker, Sam Afua Kessie.
It follows the humble story of
Nelson who believed in himself and reached the heights as a three-time world
champion at featherweight and super-feather. He retired in 1998, aged 41, with
a record of 39-6-2, including 28 knockouts.
With highlights of rare footage and
interviews from Azumah and many others in the sport, the documentary is a testament
of the legend’s career.
DVDs of the documentary were
auctioned in support of the Azumah Nelson Foundation, a $23 million project
aimed at providing social services to the poor and needy through the use of
sports and education.