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Azumah Nelson has been voted the greatest boxer in Ghana by Boxrec. He fought 46 bouts in his entire career winning 39 of them with 28 Kos. Read Azumah nelson Biography and more about his career here.

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Azumah Nelson was born on born 19 July 1958 in Bukom, Accra, Ghana. Azumah Nelson always wanted to fight at as a boy. Boxing was his hobby. He tried on several occasions in the streets but was led into the gym to face the best boxer at the time. The boy beat him, but that did not matter. Azumah kept coming back and eventually was able to take on the man with success. That was when he began to train as a boxer.

Azumah Nelson’s Professional Career

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After going 50-1 as an amateur and a Commonwealth championship as a featherweight, Nelson picked up gold in the featherweight division at the Edmonton games in 1978.

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After this success, he turned professional and within 10 fights he was the holder of the Ghanaian, African and Commonwealth belts. He went 13-0 to start his pro career.

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Amateur Career

  • Amateur Record: 50-2
  • 1978 All-Africa Games Featherweight Gold Medalist in Algiers, Algeria.
  • 1978 Commonwealth Games Featherweight Gold Medalist in Edmonton, Canada. Results:
    • Defeated Siaosi Poto (Samoa) RSC 2
    • Defeated Guy Boutin (Canada) PTS
    • Defeated John Sichula (Zambia) PTS
  • 1978 CISM Military World Championships Featherweight Gold medalist in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 1979 World Cup Light Welterweight Bronze Medalist in New York City, United States. Results:
    • Defeated Brian Tink (Australia) RSC 3
    • Lost to Serik Konakbaev (Soviet Union) RET 3

International Boxing Hall of Fame Record

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  • Azumah has a record of 2-3-1 (2 KO) against International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees:

°Won against Wilfredo Gomez & Jeff Fenech.

°Lost against Salvador Sanchez, Pernell Whitaker & Jeff Fenech.

°Drew with Jeff Fenech.

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Azumah Nelson’s Professional Record 

Championship Record

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  • Has a record of 18-4-2 (12 KO) in world title fights.
  • Has a record of 9-6-2 (4 KO) against former, current or future world titlists:
  • Won against Wilfredo Gomez, Marcos Villasana(twice), Juan Laporte, Jeff Fenech, Calvin Grove, Gabriel Ruelas (twice), Jesse James Leija.
  • Lost against Salvador Sanchez, Pernell Whitaker, Jesse James Leija (twice), Genaro Hernandez, Jeff Fenech.
  • Drew with Jeff Fenech, Jesse James Leija.

List of Boxers Azumah Nelson Fought

Jeff Fenech
Jesse James Leija
Genaro Hernández
Jesse James Leija
Gabriel Ruelas
Jesse James Leija
Jesse James Leija
Gabriel Ruelas
Calvin Grove
Jeff Fenech
Jeff Fenech
Daniel Mustapha
Juan Laporte
Pernell Whitaker
Jim McDonnell
Mario Martínez
Sidnei Dal Rovere
Lupe Suarez
Mario Martínez
Marcos Villasana
Mauro Gutierrez
Aaron Duribe
Danilo Cabrera
Marcos Villasana
Pat Cowdell
Juvenal Ordenes
Wilfredo Gómez
Hector Cortez
Kabiru Akindele
Alberto Collazo
Alvin Fowler
Ricky Wallace
Irving Mitchell
Salvador Sánchez
Mukaila Bukare
Charm Chiteule
Kabiru Akindele
Brian Roberts
Miguel Ruiz
Don George
Aziza Bossou
Joe Skipper

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Career Statistics

  • Stopped in fifteen rounds by WBC Featherweight Champion Salvador Sanchez at Madison Square Garden on July 21, 1982. Nelson took the fight on short notice after Mario Miranda pulled out with an injury. Sanchez died in a car accident the following month.
  • Stopped Wilfredo Gomez in eleven rounds to win the WBC Featherweight Championship on December 8, 1984.
  • Defeated Mario Martinez by a twelve-round split decision to win the vacant WBC Super Featherweight Championship on February 29, 1988.
  • Challenged Pernell Whitaker for the WBC/IBF Lightweight Championship on May 19, 1990, and lost by a twelve-round unanimous decision.
  • Successfully defended the WBC Super Featherweight Championship with a controversial draw against Jeff Fenech on June 28, 1991.
  • Had a rematch with Jeff Fenech on March 1, 1992, and stopped him in eight rounds to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Championship. It was named The Ring Magazine Upset of the Year.
  • Lost the WBC Super Featherweight Championship to Jesse James Leija by a twelve-round unanimous decision on May 7, 1994.
  • Fought Jesse James Leija four times: Nelson was 1-2-1 against Leija.
  • Regained the WBC Super Featherweight Championship with a fifth-round TKO of Gabriel Ruelas on December 1, 1995. Nelson was named The Ring Magazine Comeback of the Year fighter for 1995.
  • Nelson’s longtime trainer, Jose “Buffalo” Martin, was killed in a car accident on January 4, 1998.
  • Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • After a ten-year layoff, 49-year-old Nelson fought 44-year-old Jeff Fenech, who had not fought in twelve years, on June 24, 2008. Fenech won by a ten-round majority decision.
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Glynis Johns was born on 5th October 1923 in Pretoria, South Africa, while her parents were on tour, she is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney’s musical motion picture Mary Poppins. In both roles she sang songs written specifically for her, including “Send In the Clowns”, composed by Stephen Sondheim, and “Sister Suffragette”, written by the Sherman Brothers.

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1960 film The Sundowners and, upon the death of Olivia de Havilland in 2020, became the oldest living Academy Award nominee in an acting category. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. She is known for the breathy quality of her husky voice and her upbeat persona.

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Johns made her first stage appearance in Buckie’s Bears as a child ballerina at the Garrick Theatre in 1935. She later became a qualified ballet teacher. She was spotted dancing in a children’s play during the Christmas holidays and cast in her first notable stage production, St Helena, at the Old Vic in 1936. That year she was also in productions of The Children’s Hour and The Melody That Got Lost. She followed this with Judgement Day (1937) and A Kiss for Cinderella (1937)

She made her screen debut in 1938 in the film version of Winifred Holtby’s novel South Riding. She had small roles in Murder in the Family (1938), Prison Without Bars (1939), On the Night of the Fire (1940), Under Your Hat (1940) and The Briggs Family (1940). On stage she was in Quiet Wedding (1938).

Johns’ scene in The Prime Minister (1941) did not make the final cut, but she had a role in 49th Parallel (1941) as “Anna”, replacing Elisabeth Bergner at the last minute. She was in Quiet Weekend (1941–43) on stage, which ran for two years.

Johns had roles in The Adventures of Tartu (1943) and The Halfway House (1944). On stage she appeared in Peter Pan (1943), I’ll See You Again (1944) and Fools Rush In (1946).

Johns received good reviews for her performance as Deborah Kerr’s best friend in Perfect Strangers (1945) (also titled Vacation from Marriage).

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She continued in supporting roles: This Man Is Mine (1946), Frieda (1947) and An Ideal Husband (1947).

Stardom

Johns played the title role in Miranda (1948), a mermaid who causes havoc in a London household, directed by Ken Annakin.

She starred in Third Time Lucky (1949), Dear Mr. Prohack (1949) and State Secret (1950). On stage Johns was in Fools Rush In and The Way Things Go.

Johns supported Richard Todd in Flesh and Blood (1951) and also appeared in the Hollywood-financed No Highway in the Sky (1951). She co-starred with David Niven in Appointment with Venus (1951) for director Ralph Thomas and was one of several names in Encore (1951) and The Magic Box (1951).

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Johns was one of Alec Guinness’ love interests in The Card (1952). On Broadway she played the title role in Gertie. She was voted by British exhibitors the tenth most popular local star at the box office in 1951 and 1952.

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She was reunited with Richard Todd for two swashbucklers made for Walt Disney: The Sword and the Rose (1953) (directed by Annakin) and Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953). In between she made Personal Affair (1953) supporting Gene Tierney.

Johns had the starring role in The Weak and the Wicked (1954) about women in prison, which was a big hit.

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She did another for Annakin, The Seekers (1954) with Jack Hawkins, then co-starred with Robert Newton in The Beachcomber (1954). For both these films she was paid £12,500 a picture.

Mad About Men (1954) was a sequel to Miranda, directed by Thomas.

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Johns starred in a comedy Josephine and Men (1955) and supported Danny Kaye in The Court Jester (1956). Annakin used her again in Loser Takes All (1956) and she was one of the many actors who made cameos in Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

She returned to Broadway to play the title role in a production of Major Barbara (1956). Johns stayed in America to make the melodrama All Mine to Give (1956).

Personal life

Johns has been married four times. Her first husband was Anthony Forwood (m. 1942–48), with whom she had her only child, actor Gareth Forwood (1945–2007).

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 She was married to David Foster, a Royal Navy officer and later president of Colgate-Palmolive. She married Cecil Henderson, a businessman, in 1960. She married Elliott Arnold, a writer, in 1964

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Krok was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mark Krok immigrated to Australia in 2002, then to the United Kingdom in 2008, and finally back to Cape Town, South Africa, where he currently resides.

Mark Krok is the son of the late cosmetics and gaming businessman Abraham Krok and his father’s second wife Brenda Krok. He has one brother (Dovid Krok) and one sister (Simone Krok), as well as two half-sisters (Elana Pincus (nee Krok) and Shelly Crook (nee Krok) and one half-brother (Maxim Krok) from Abraham Krok’s previous marriage. Mark Krok is married to South African Janine Krok.

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After his return to South Africa, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) also charged Krok for tax evasion on two counts. The precedent was set by the 1999 agreement for avoidance of double taxation and fiscal evasion between Australia and South Africa.

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After being found guilty in the case filed against him in RSA on 31 January 2014, Krok appealed to the Supreme Court of South Africa that same year. Krok’s appeal was ultimately rejected by the court, and his cases are now closed.

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In its ruling against Krok on 20 August 2015, the Supreme Court cited the following:

“The saga began when he (Krok) immigrated to Australia in April 2002. Prior his departure, he had sought professional advice on the tax implications relating to his assets which eventually led to him setting up an elaborate scheme to avoid adverse exchange control implications.

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The scheme involved him, inter alia, vesting the beneficial interests in both the assets and the income in a British Virgin Islands company through a series of agreements. In consequence to all his transactional activity, according to Mr Krok, he ceded all his South African income and assets to a company except for the bare ownership thereof, and he had no income or capital gains on which he could be taxed by the ATO under the agreements.

On 29 December 2008, Mr Krok again emigrated from Australia to the United Kingdom. He set up a similar tax avoidance scheme in respect of which he purported to transfer to the second appellant, Jucool Enterprises Inc. (Jucool), a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, his assets situated in South Africa.

In 2009, the ATO launched an audit of Mr Krok’s taxation affairs as part of a government initiative investigating participation by Australians in internationally promoted tax arrangements to identify taxpayers involved in significant offshore transactions or large transfers of funds to or from Australia. Resultant, the ATO held Mr Krok liable for $25 361 875.79 plus interest.”

 The ATO’s investigation also revealed Krok’s illegal use of funds while his assets were frozen, noting that Krok used South African credit cards from blocked assets for purchases ranging from the purchasing and renovation of multiple holiday homes, private payments to his mother and the purchasing of 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets.

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Sibu Mabena was born on 25 October 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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With a strong background in dance, having competed as part of the South African Hip Hop Dance Team internationally during the years 2005 and 2009 and then becoming one of the choreographers and coaches of the team, Sibu’s network spans beyond South Africa’s borders.

Going on to work behind the scenes at South Africa’s largest urban dance events, namely, Masters of Rhythm and Strictly Hip Hop, and competing as the founder of Phly Nation, the first all-female crew to compete in the Red Bull Beat Battle, doing choreography for Glo CAF Awards in Nigeria, MTV Africa Awards, the South African Film and Television Awards and the South African Music Awards, working as a production assistant on Afropunk Brooklyn and shadowing the Creative Director of the MTV EMAs in Milan to name a few, Sibu’s exposure to the urban entertainment scene runs 14 years deep.

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She has done work for major global brands such as Miller Genuine Draft, Castle Lite, Brutal Fruit, Fish Eagle, and MTV to name a few. She has also worked with notable artists such as Patoranking, Anthony Anderson, D’banj, Bucie, Khuli Chana, DJ PH, Stogie T, Moozlie, Shimza, and many more… 

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Sibu Mabena spent her youth years as a student at Pro Arte Alphen Park where she majored in Dance and performed in the Top 10 Academically in 2005 and 2006. Sibu then moved to Midstream College, where she matriculated as Deputy Head Girl in 2009.

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She founded Mbuduma Communications, now trading as Duma Collective, while doing her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations at the University Of Pretoria where she graduated as the class of 2014.

Sibu spent 2 years ‘hustling’, devising, managing influencer campaigns, and working on events such as Pop Bottles and many other jobs under her company. In 2016, Sibu was hired by VIACOM as their Brand Coordinator (synonym for Brand Manager) for MTV and MTV Base.

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She was soon headhunted to become the Operations Manager for a social media agency, growing it from a R1 million-grossing business to a R10 million-grossing business in just under six months, all whilst continuing to build her one-woman operation that grossed its first R1 million in income in 2017. 

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