Boxing legend Azumah Nelson has hinted at his plans to introduce a boxing academy this year to revive the sport among youngsters and teach them the best way to become a great boxer.
According to him, it was time the sport was well taught to young people to learn from the ground up to help produce future world champions.
“I will go on a talent hunt across the country, recruit teenagers as young as 9 and 10, camp them in a specific place, educate them, feed them and teach them the sport,” he said. -he declares.
He added that he would sign a contract with their parents and guardians to officially inform them that their wards were choosing a career path for their progression and well-being.
Azumah said he intended to start his academy with 10 young boxers so he could support them financially.
“A while ago I started an initiative like this with former Commonwealth Champion Kofi Jantuah but after I turned him into a Commonwealth Champion he was instigated with money and he slipped my fingers,” he told Graphic Sports in a phone exclusive. conversation.
Azumah also revealed that a similar venture he undertook with a relative, Wonder Tackie, was unsuccessful because he was badly influenced by his manager during a stay in the United States.
“After Wonder Tackie was asked by this American manager to distance himself from me, he became a punching bag for undercard fighters and boxers who wanted to bolster their careers with upcoming fighters.
“Now he’s been beaten so badly he could barely see,” he noted.