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The Boxers of Bukom

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 18 January 2013

Why has the tiny area of Bukom in Accra, produced five World Champion boxers, including Ghana’s greatest ever fighter, ‘The Professor’ Azumah Nelson?

What does this area tell us about raw talent versus environment in the nature/nuture debate?
Why are the men of Bukom so good at boxing?

Find out with Mike Williams on the Why Factor.

(Image of Azumah Nelson trading blows during a bout in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty)

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