Superstition has often being marked as a grey subject when it comes to sports in Ghana.
Many past and current sports personalities have often been at either side of the divide as to the existence or otherwise impact of religion or superstitions on the career successes.
This was exactly the case for legendary Ghanaian boxer, Azumah Nelson during an interview with Rev. Erskine on YFM’s Myd Morning show.
On the YLeaderboard Series segment, the former professional boxer admitted that some boxers use magical powers or what is locally referred to as ‘Juju’ to help them defeat their opponents.
“There is Juju in everything. I have got a lot of experience. For example, I was going to fight with someone and I developed stomach pains. I was crying like a baby.
“But I prayed before going into the ring. I don’t know what time the pain left. In the 6th round, I felt something drop from the back of my head and it was blood. When the referee saw this he wanted to stop the match but I told him I will continue and I won with points”, Azumah narrated.
He insisted that he always relied on God, unlike other boxers.
“I even called for a rematch and I told the guy at a press conference that I will knock him out in the 5th round. This was revealed to me by God”.
Azumah Nelson is a two-time featherweight world champion after holding the title twice from 1984 to 1987.
The 62-year-old and also held WBC super-featherweight title on two occasions between 1988 and 1997.