How do you rate Azumah Nelson as a puncher?

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  1. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

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    His knockout of Pat Cowdell was impressive...but he doesn’t get the notoriety that a Julian Jackson or a John Mugabi gets ...( in a pound for pound sense ) ...your thoughts ?
     
  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

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    Azumah Nelson was a good puncher, he went to into the 15th round with the late great then WBC World Featherweight Champion Salvador Sanchez, on July 21 1982, in Madison Square Garden, before being stopped by Sanchez. Nelson was a last minute substitute for WBC no. 1 ranked, undefeated Mario Miranda, of Colombia. I saw the Pat Cowdell fight in 1985, he stopped Pat in round 1, the same Cowdell that went 15 rounds with Salvador Sanchez in Dec 1981, before dropping a close verdict to Salvador, as Pat was dropped in round 15. Nelson put pressure on an opponent, wearing them down with constant pressure.
     
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  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  4. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ya he wasn't in the Little Red or Alexis Arguello range but he was very heavy handed. I thought he was going to knock Jeff Fenech's head off of his shoulders at the end of that one.
     
  5. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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  6. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good one, Morlocks. Ain't that the truth
     
  7. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I honestly don't believe he blasted p4p anywhere near Jackson's level, but he could hit
     
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  8. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Powerful enough to keep his opponents alert and honest.
     
  9. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hard hitting and very accurate.An excellent fighter very underrated.
     
  10. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Very hard, consistently .. kind of like a Hagler .. and an exceptional fighter .. the showing he mad against Sanchez with such little experience and so little time to prepare was unreal ..
     
  11. MURK20

    MURK20 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Very good puncher. Not a ko artist but was as ferocious as a Duran imo.
     
  12. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears Ducking Regional Manager Full Member

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    Well, if he'd knocked out Mugabi or Jackson I'd rate him way higher as a puncher but that didn't even happen, and I suggest you check boxrec for that because they may have been hacked or something.
     
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  13. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Very good, but not spectacular power. He would very demonstratively load up on his shots occasionally, preening as he did so in almost the manner of a peacock showing off his plumage. Almost daring the opponent to do something about it. Most didn't.
     
  14. Clinton

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    Beautiful. Love ur style
     
  15. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

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    Huh ???
     


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