Professor Azumah Nelson
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Hublot. The unique Azumah Nelson WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
Sold for US$ 52,000 inc. premium
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Hublot. The unique Azumah Nelson WBC chronograph wristwatch
King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
Satin-finished 18ct King Gold case (48 mm diameter) with black ceramic bezel held by 6 black PVD titanium screws, glazed exhibition back held by 6 screws, crystal with WBC logo transfer and Azumah Nelson signature, 18ct King Gold crown with black rubber insert and chronograph pushers in black PVD, equipped with HUB4100 automatic chronograph movement (252 components) with 42 hours power reserve and cut out rotor, satin-finished gilt dial, applied gilt baton hour markers baton hands with green luminescent, chronograph hand with Hublot logo, three subsidiary dials for running seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours. On the 30 mm subsidiary dial, the first 3 mm in red represent a boxing round. Date aperture between 4 and 5, fitted strap in Porosus Hornback green alligator and spare black rubber strap with black stitching, titanium micro-blasted black PVD deployant clasp with decorative gold plate; case, dial and movement signed.


  • Azumah Nelson was born on September 19th, 1958, in Accra, Ghana. Making his professional debut at just nineteen, it was quickly evident that Azumah had the power and skill to become a star in the boxing world.

    On July 21st, 1982, Nelson entered the ring before thousands at Madison Square Garden and audaciously challenged Salvador Sánchez Narváez for the WBC featherweight Championship. Only Nelson's fourteenth bout, the young, precocious Nelson proved to be more than a handful. He held on until the fifteenth and final round when Sánchez Narváez's legendary power, greater experience and iron will overcame Azumah's usurping efforts and the referee stopped the fight. On this day, the boxing world knew that Azumah Nelson was a force that would continue to be reckoned with!

    Two years later, Nelson returned to challenge Wilfrido Gomez in San Juan Puerto Rico and in an eleventh round knockout, the Accra native won, becoming the WBC's featherweight champion in 1984. In the ring, Azumah Nelson is most remembered for his famous fight against Gabriel Ruedas during the historic card held at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on February 20th, 1993.
    Nelson's last bout came on July 11th, 1988 in San Antonio Texas where he fought James Leija for the fourth time.

    The Professor, as he is often referred to, successfully defended his WBC Featherweight champion title 10 times and cemented his place as one of the all time greats. A student who graduated with the highest honours to become a professor of the ring.
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