The mother of three-time World Boxing Champion Azumah Nelson has passed away.
Comfort Atwei Quarcoo died on Monday, January 2.
She was 86 years old.
Madam Quarcoo reportedly died quietly at home after battling illness for months.
“The Bible says in all things we should give thanks to God so we thank the almighty for this one too. I spent time with her three days ago and could tell she was in pain so I know she is at peace now,” Azumah remarked in a succinct statement.
He added that “After raising her children well and seeing her grandchildren, she has done very well and deserves some rest. This is a celebration of life.”
The boxing legend further requested intercessory prayers on behalf of himself and his family.
Details of the burial and funeral rites will be announced soon, the family said.
Azumah Nelson is a three-time World Boxing Champion, a member of the 2004 Boxing Hall of Fame, Africa’s Greatest Boxer, and the WBC’s Greatest Superfeatherweight Boxer of All-Time.
In August 2022, he was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.