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Azumah Nelson: Boxing legend loses younger brother

Joseph Awudu Nelson, the younger brother of boxing legend Azumah Nelson, has passed away at the age of 59.

Azumah Nelson: Boxing legend loses younger brother

He is said to have died last week following a long battle with illness, although the exact sickness hasn’t been made public.

In a statement, Azumah expressed his sadness at the passing of his brother, but said God knows best.

"As Christians, we believe God gives life and he has the power to take it whenever he pleases.

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"We believe it was God who decided to give him rest so we can't complain,” a section of the statement said, as quoted by the Daily Graphic.

Azumah Nelson is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers to have ever emerged from Africa, having swept a number of titles during his career.

The 63-year-old fought a total of 47 bouts, winning a staggering 39 times, drawing twice and losing just six.

He also won the WBC featherweight championship and the WBC Super featherweight title in his prime.

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His younger brother, though, wasn’t so much into boxing and lived a life far away from the eyes of the media.

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