Azumah Nelson denies starting airline

Ghanaian boxing legend Azumah Nelson

Ghanaian boxing legend Azumah Nelson has denied media reports indicating he will soon start an airline business.

There were reports in a section of the Ghanaian media that the former WBC featherweight and WBC super featherweight champion has held discussions with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) – the aviation industry regulator – about establishing an airline.

The reports indicated that the discussions took place months ago and the boxing ‘professor’ and his business associates are now expected to submit some mandatory documents to the Authority for processing towards the granting of the necessary permits to enable him run an airline.

The 59-year old legend is widely considered the greatest African boxer of all-time, having held the WBC featherweight title once and the WBC super featherweight title twice.

But he told Accra-based Starr FM that the reports are not true.

“Don’t mind them, it is not true. It is not true. That Information is not true,” he told Betty Yawson.