Naseem Hamed

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Naseem Hamed
نسيم حميد
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Hamed in 1997
  • Prince
  • Naz
Rated at
Height 5 ft 4 12 in (164 cm)
Reach 64 in (163 cm)
Born (1974-02-12) 12 February 1974 (age 42)[1]
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 37
Wins 36
Wins by KO 31
Losses 1

Naseem Hamed (Arabic: نسيم حميد‎‎; born 12 February 1974), commonly known as "Prince" Naseem or "Naz", is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2002.[2] He held multiple world championships at featherweight, including the WBO title from 1995 to 2000; the IBF title in 1997; and the WBC title from 1999 to 2000. He also reigned as lineal champion from 1998 to 2001; IBO champion from 2002 to 2003; and held the European bantamweight title from 1994 to 1995. Hamed is ranked as the 14th best British boxer of all time, pound for pound, by BoxRec.[3] In 2015 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Hamed was known for his unconventional boxing antics and spectacular ring entrances which included entering the ring on a flying carpet, an lift, and a palanquin, as well as re-enacting the video of Michael Jackson's Thriller, and wearing a Halloween mask. He was also known for his front somersault over the top rope into the ring, his highly athletic and hard-hitting southpaw boxing style, and formidable one-punch knockout power; having finished his career with a knockout-to-win ratio of 84%.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Hamed was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England to Yemeni parents, in 1974.[6] A protege of Brendan Ingle's Wincobank gym, his talent and flashy southpaw style marked him out from an early age.[6]


Early career[edit]

Hamed started boxing professionally at Flyweight in 1992. He soon began rising through the ranks as he knocked out a series of opponents in the opening rounds. Age 20 he won the European bantamweight title, comprehensively beating the beleaguered Vincenzo Belcastro over twelve rounds. After one defence he won the WBC International super bantamweight title in 1994, overwhelming Freddy Cruz in Sheffield, whom he severely punished and stopped in six rounds. Hamed's popularity grew, his unorthodox style winning a large fan base and his boxing antics generating a large group of detractors.[6] After signing for Frank Warren, Hamed, employing more spectacular entrances, knocked out better opposition in Enrique Angeles and Juan Polo Pérez, both within two rounds.

World featherweight champion[edit]

Hamed vs. Robinson[edit]

Later in 1995, after controversially being named the WBO #1 featherweight contender (despite never having boxed at that weight), Hamed moved up to face Wales' defending WBO champion Steve Robinson. After dominating the bout and scoring a knockdown in round 5, Hamed won the title when the referee stopped the fight in round 8 after Robinson was caught with a left hook that dropped him spectacularly. The fight was held in front of Robinson's home crowd at the rugby ground, Cardiff Arms Park, with rain pouring down on the fighters and the ring.[7]

Hamed vs. Lawal[edit]

His first defence came against Austria based Nigerian, Said Lawal, who was instantly knocked down from Hamed's first punch, then stopped in just 35 seconds after being effortlessly dropped again. This was the fastest world title fight ever held in Scotland, much to the displeasure of the crowd. Hamed's second defence was against undefeated Puerto Rican Daniel Alicea. Televised in the United States by Showtime, Hamed was carried to the ring on a grand throne, something which Hamed later stated he was not comfortable with. After a fast, lively start from Alicea, Hamed suffered a surprising brief knockdown in round 1, the first of his career. However, Hamed won the fight in his favoured round 2 with two knockdowns, the second of which forced the referee to wave the fight off instantly.

Hamed vs. Medina[edit]

Hamed's next defence was in Dublin against former two-time world featherweight title holder Manuel Medina. After knocking Medina down heavily in round 2, Hamed struggled to finish the fight until finally knocking Medina down twice in round 11. The end came when the ring side doctor advised Medina's corner to stop the fight. Hamed revealed in his post-fight interview that he'd fought with a heavy cold. Medina would go on to have many more tough title fights, remarkably winning versions of the featherweight world title another three times. Hamed's next opponent was the 27–0 Remigio Molina of Argentina, who was stopped in two rounds.

Hamed with his WBO featherweight title at a World Wrestling Federation event, 1997

Hamed vs. Johnson[edit]

In February 1997, Hamed defeated long-time IBF champion Tom "Boom Boom" Johnson in eight rounds in a unification bout at the London Arena. After being constantly stunned and staggered from round 3 onwards, Johnson was finally dropped by a huge uppercut, then saved from further punishment by the referee. Hamed's first defence of both the WBO & IBF titles was a first-round KO of veteran British boxer and European champion Billy Hardy. Before the bout Hamed had correctly predicted he would win in round 1. The next defence was an easy two round win against a hugely outclassed Juan Gerardo Carbrera. Due to boxing politics involving the IBF's mandatory challenger, Hamed was soon forced to relinquish the IBF title.

Hamed vs. Badillo[edit]

In Hamed's hometown of Sheffield in October 1997, he produced one of the best performances of his career in defending his WBO title against Jose Badillo, whose corner entered the ring to stop the fight during round 7.

Hamed vs. Kelley[edit]

In late 1997 Hamed made his heavily hyped U.S. debut. His ceremonious arrival on the British Airways Concorde was covered by multiple media outlets. There, he and former WBC title holder Kevin Kelley fought in a highly entertaining bout. This fight marks something of a watershed in Hamed's career, as he was forced, for the first time, to abandon his hands-down style of fighting throughout the entire course of the bout, given the calibre of Kelley. Nonetheless, despite suffering three knockdowns himself, Hamed put Kelley down for a third and final time to win by a fourth-round knockout. This was his first of many fights on HBO.

Mics. defences[edit]

In 1998, Hamed enjoyed victories over former three-time WBA title holder and then Lineal champion Wilfredo Vazquez (TKO 7), former WBC bantamweight title holder Wayne McCullough (W 12), and future IBF title holder Paul Ingle (TKO 11; no relation to Hamed's then-former trainer Brendan Ingle).

Hamed vs. Soto[edit]

In October 1999 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, United States, Hamed defeated WBC featherweight champion Cesar Soto of Mexico over 12 rounds, adding the WBC title to his collection and unified the WBC & WBO titles. Hamed soon chose to relinquish his WBC title due to his commitment to being WBO champion.

Had Vazquez not been stripped by the WBA of his belt (the WBA did not want their featherweight title unified with the WBO), Hamed would have had the distinction of winning all four world titles in a division, something only Riddick Bowe had achieved at heavyweight.

Hamed vs. Bungu[edit]

In March 2000 at Olympia, Kensington, London, Hamed knocked out former undefeated long-reigning IBF super bantamweight title holder, Vuyani Bungu of South Africa. The fight was ended with a single straight left hand, in one of Hamed's most impressive performances and biggest victories.

Hamed vs. Sanchez[edit]

Hamed successfully retained his WBO title for the fifteenth and final time in August 2000 against Augie Sanchez at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States via a devastating fourth-round knockout. Hamed broke his hand in the bout, and following surgery he spent half a year out of the gym, gaining 35 pounds in weight. Rather than face the unknown EBU Champion & WBO mandatory challenger István Kovács, Hamed relinquished his WBO title to pave the way for a Superfight with long-time rival, Marco Antonio Barrera.

Hamed vs Barrera[edit]

Eight weeks prior to the fight, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 7 April 2001, Hamed was 40 pounds overweight. At the end of training camp he still didn't make the weight, and arriving in Las Vegas he spent the two days before the fight trying to shed 2 pounds in his hotel, by shadow boxing in steam rooms and running on the treadmill at 5am. Marco Antonio Barrera had "trained like a monk" in Big Bear, California, while Hamed trained in Bing Crosby's old house.[8] Emanuel Steward had arrived to oversee the last two weeks of Hamed's training, including sparring, and was worried immediately.[6] He had seen Barrera look razor sharp only a few months before in a stoppage win in Las Vegas, and watched Hamed look ragged in sparring with young Mexicans hired by the camp where his timing was woeful.[6] The fight was also for the International Boxing Organization World featherweight title.

Hamed lost to Barrera via a unanimous decision (111-116, 112-115, 112-115), losing his Lineal championship. Hamed's record at the time was 35–0 and he was a heavy favourite with bookmaker's odds of 1/8. Hamed didn't vault the rope while entering the ring because he wasn't in good enough condition, and from there on he looked sloppy and had little to offer Barrera the whole fight. After being wobbled in Round 1, Hamed could not hit Barrera with his trademark lefts as the Mexican boxer was equally quick and was not fighting defensively. His game plan was to circle around Hamed counter-clockwise to negate Hamed's powerful left hand punch. On one occasion early in the fight, Hamed grabbed Barrera and they both fell to the ground where Barrera threw a right jab, leading to a warning from referee Joe Cortez. In the 12th and final round, Hamed, still looking for the knockout punch, missed wildly with a left hand, resulting in Barrera taking the opportunity to trap Hamed in a Half Nelson hold and force his head into the turnbuckle, resulting in a point being deducted by referee Joe Cortez. The flagrant (and memorable) foul, with the corner camera catching an infuriated-looking Barrera ramming Hamed into the corner post with conviction, the slow-motion replay turning it into one of the era's most memorable moments. Ultimately, Barrera was more versatile and threw sharp, effective combinations, thoroughly dominating Hamed en route to a unanimous decision, the first and only loss of The Prince's career.

This Cat has Nine Lives[edit]

On 18 May 2002 at London Arena, Docklands, London, Hamed returned to the ring for what turned out to be his final boxing match, against the European champion Manuel Calvo (33 wins, 4 losses, 1 draw) for the International Boxing Organization World featherweight title.[9] Hamed was booed by the 10,000 fans as he won unconvincingly on points after 12 rounds looking sluggish and disinterested. The judges scored the fight 120-110 and 119-109 (twice).[10] In a post-fight interview with Ian Darke, Hamed assured a quick return to the ring, which ultimately never happened; Hamed announced his retirement soon afterwards.

In an interview for BBC Radio Sportsweek, Hamed said that his retirement was largely due to chronic problems with his hands, including multiple fractures as well as surgery.[11]

Legacy and impact[edit]

Hamed's boxing career is seen by many experts in the sport as one of massive potential. Frank Warren, the boxing promoter, once said of Hamed: "I think at one stage he was the most exciting fighter that I'd ever been involved with. At one stage, in the early part of his career, he could have gone on to become one of the great fighters. But that disappeared when he didn't fight as regularly as he should have done, when he was cutting corners on his training. It just didn't work out for him from that point on."[12]

Moreover, commentators have pointed out that Hamed's ability should have propelled him to achievements that would have given him legendary status, but that his noted dislike of the long hard training camps and long periods away from his family hindered this.[13]

As popular lower weight fighters like Oscar De La Hoya and Kostya Tszyu moved into the mid-weight classes and the Mexican champion Julio César Chávez declined, Hamed and Arturo Gatti filled the void. Hamed's boxing antics made him the new poster-boy for lighter-weight boxers and his charisma attracted a large number of fans. In 2002 the UK public voted Hamed's victory over Kevin Kelley on the list of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.[14]

Hamed was referenced by hip-hop artist Nas in the song "You Won't See Me Tonight", with the lyrics "I can't forget how I met you, you thought I was a boxer/ Prince Naseem, but I'm a mobster, Nas from Queens". Hamed himself recorded a song with hip hop group Kaliphz called "Walk Like a Champion", which reached number 23 in the UK Singles Chart in 1996.

British boxing pundit Steve Bunce stated on 15 March 2008 edition of BBC panel show Fighting Talk that Hamed was the greatest British boxer of all time. World Boxing, a sister publication of the more famous The Ring Magazine, ranked Hamed as the 11th greatest British boxer of all-time. The Ring also ranked Hamed as the 46th greatest puncher of all-time. Journalist Daniel Fletcher, in a 10-year anniversary commemoration of the end of Hamed's career, "Requiem for Naseem", referred to Hamed as "the most talented fighter to ever live", one of history's première featherweights and British boxers, and that while his career ended prematurely at the age of 28, he still managed to dominate his weight class for six years and boast some formidable achievements.[15]

Hamed is part of the 2015 class for the International Boxing Hall of Fame.[16]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
37 fights 36 wins 1 loss
By knockout 31 0
By decision 5 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
37 Win 36–1 Spain Manuel Calvo UD 12 18 May 2002 United Kingdom London Arena, London, England Won IBO featherweight title
36 Loss 35–1 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera UD 12 7 Apr 2001 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US Lost lineal featherweight title;
For vacant IBO featherweight title
35 Win 35–0 United States Augie Sanchez TKO 4 (12), 2:34 19 Aug 2000 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, US Retained WBO and lineal featherweight titles
34 Win 34–0 South Africa Vuyani Bungu TKO 4 (12), 1:38 11 Mar 2000 United Kingdom Olympia, London, England Retained WBO and lineal featherweight titles
33 Win 33–0 Mexico César Soto UD 12 22 Oct 1999 United States Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, US Retained WBO and lineal featherweight titles;
Won WBC featherweight title
32 Win 32–0 United Kingdom Paul Ingle TKO 12 (12), 0:45 10 Apr 1999 United Kingdom MEN Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBO and lineal featherweight titles
31 Win 31–0 United Kingdom Wayne McCullough UD 12 31 Oct 1998 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US Retained WBO and lineal featherweight titles
30 Win 30–0 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Vázquez TKO 7 (12), 2:29 18 Apr 1998 United Kingdom NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBO featherweight title;
Won lineal featherweight title
29 Win 29–0 United States Kevin Kelley KO 4 (12), 2:27 19 Dec 1997 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US Retained WBO featherweight title
28 Win 28–0 Puerto Rico Jose Badillo TKO 7 (12), 1:37 11 Oct 1997 United Kingdom Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England Retained WBO featherweight title
27 Win 27–0 Argentina Juan Gerardo Cabrera TKO 2 (12), 2:17 19 Jul 1997 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England Retained WBO and IBF featherweight titles
26 Win 26–0 United Kingdom Billy Hardy TKO 1 (12), 1:33 3 May 1997 United Kingdom NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBO and IBF featherweight titles
25 Win 25–0 United States Tom Johnson TKO 8 (12), 2:27 8 Feb 1997 United Kingdom London Arena, London, England Retained WBO featherweight title;
Won IBF featherweight title
24 Win 24–0 Argentina Remigio Molina TKO 2 (12) 9 Nov 1996 United Kingdom NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBO featherweight title
23 Win 23–0 Mexico Manuel Medina RTD 12 (12), 3:00 31 Aug 1996 Republic of Ireland Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland Retained WBO featherweight title
22 Win 22–0 Puerto Rico Daniel Alicea TKO 2 (12), 2:46 8 Jun 1996 United Kingdom Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England Retained WBO featherweight title
21 Win 21–0 Nigeria Said Lawal KO 1 (12), 0:35 16 Mar 1996 United Kingdom Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland Retained WBO featherweight title
20 Win 20–0 United Kingdom Steve Robinson TKO 8 (12), 1:40 30 Sep 1995 United Kingdom Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales Won WBO featherweight title
19 Win 19–0 Colombia Juan Polo Perez KO 2 (12), 2:00 1 Jul 1995 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, London, England Retained WBC International super-bantamweight title
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Enrique Angeles KO 2 (12) 6 May 1995 United Kingdom Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, England Retained WBC International super-bantamweight title
17 Win 17–0 Argentina Sergio Rafael Liendo KO 2 (12), 1:06 4 Mar 1995 United Kingdom Forum, Livingston, Scotland Retained WBC International super-bantamweight title
16 Win 16–0 Mexico Armando Castro KO 4 (12), 2:11 21 Jan 1995 United Kingdom Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland Retained WBC International super-bantamweight title
15 Win 15–0 Dominican Republic Laureano Ramírez TKO 3 (12), 2:40 19 Nov 1994 United Kingdom National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales Retained WBC International super-bantamweight title
14 Win 14–0 Dominican Republic Freddy Cruz TKO 6 (12), 2:03 12 Oct 1994 United Kingdom Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Won vacant WBC International super-bantamweight title
13 Win 13–0 Italy Antonio Picardi TKO 3 (12), 1:26 17 Aug 1994 United Kingdom Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England Retained European bantamweight title
12 Win 12–0 Italy Vincenzo Belcastro UD 12 11 May 1994 United Kingdom Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Won European bantamweight title
11 Win 11–0 Belgium John Miceli KO 1 (10), 2:50 9 Apr 1994 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
10 Win 10–0 United Kingdom Peter Buckley TKO 4 (8), 1:47 29 Jan 1994 United Kingdom National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
9 Win 9–0 United Kingdom Chris Clarkson KO 2 (8), 1:50 24 Sep 1993 Republic of Ireland National Basketball Arena, Dublin, Ireland
8 Win 8–0 United Kingdom Kevin Jenkins TKO 3 (6), 1:58 26 May 1993 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England, England
7 Win 7–0 United Kingdom Alan Ley KO 2 (6) 24 Feb 1993 United Kingdom Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
6 Win 6–0 United Kingdom Peter Buckley PTS 6 12 Nov 1992 United Kingdom Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, England
5 Win 5–0 United Kingdom Des Gargano KO 4 (6) 7 Oct 1992 United Kingdom Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Miguel Matthews TKO 3 (6), 1:05 14 Jul 1992 United Kingdom Grosvenor House Hotel, London, England
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Andrew Bloomer TKO 2 (6), 0:46 23 May 1992 United Kingdom National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Shaun Norman KO 2 (6), 0:55 25 Apr 1992 United Kingdom G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Ricky Beard KO 2 (6), 2:36 14 Feb 1992 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England Professional debut

Titles in boxing[edit]

Regional titles
Preceded by
Vincenzo Belcastro
European bantamweight champion
11 May 1994 – April 1995
Title next held by
Johnny Armour
Title last held by
Sergio Rafael Liendo
WBC International super-bantamweight champion
12 October 1994 – December 1995
Title next held by
Alfred Kotey
Minor world titles
Title last held by
Marco Antonio Barrera
IBO featherweight champion
18 May 2002 – June 2003
Title next held by
Michael Brodie
Major world titles
Preceded by
Steve Robinson
WBO featherweight champion
30 September 1995 – October 2000
Title next held by
István Kovács
Preceded by
Tom Johnson
IBF featherweight champion
8 February 1997 – October 1997
Title next held by
Héctor Lizárraga
Preceded by
Wilfredo Vázquez
Lineal featherweight champion
18 April 1998 – 7 April 2001
Succeeded by
Marco Antonio Barrera
Preceded by
César Soto
WBC featherweight champion
22 October 1999 – 9 January 2000
Title next held by
Guty Espadas Jr.

Controversy outside the ring[edit]

On 2 May 2005 Hamed was involved in a 90-mph three-car collision at Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, while driving his £300,000 silver McLaren-Mercedes SLR. He was arrested on 3 May, released on bail and later charged at Sheffield Magistrates Court on 3 December.[17]

On 31 March 2006 Hamed entered a plea of guilty and was warned he could face jail by a judge at Sheffield Crown Court.[18] The Recorder of Sheffield, Judge Alan Goldsack, adjourned the case until 12 May to allow pre-sentence reports to be prepared. The court heard how the man in the car Hamed hit, later revealed as 38-year-old Anthony Burgin, who had attended a number of previous hearings, was unable to come to court because he was in hospital for further treatment. His wife Clare was also injured.

On 12 May the court heard in a sentencing hearing how Hamed had been anxious to impress businessman Asif Goro, who was a passenger in the McLaren-Mercedes at the time of the crash. Hamed was showing what his car could do when he crossed a solid white line at a speed of at least 90 mph and crashed head-on into a Volkswagen Golf that emerged from a dip in the road. Hamed's car then hit a second vehicle, the Ford Mondeo he had been trying to overtake. Mr. Burgin, the driver of the Volkswagen Golf, was very seriously injured, breaking every major bone in his body and suffering bruising to the brain.[19] Hamed escaped unhurt.

Hamed was sentenced for 15 months after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing. He was also given a four-year driving ban. Judge Alan Goldsack told Hamed: "I find it astonishing that the DVLA has not been prepared to cooperate with the prosecution to give them details of your earlier offences – apparently on human rights grounds." The DVLA's decision led to Hamed being sentenced without the judge being told he had previously been banned for a year for driving a Porsche at 110 mph on the M1 in Derbyshire. It was also revealed that Hamed had three other previous convictions for speeding offences, details of which the prosecution had to find from court records.

Hamed was granted an early release and left prison on 4 September 2006 after serving 16 weeks of the 15-month sentence. Hamed was placed under Home Detention Curfew for the remainder of his sentence, and monitored by an electronic tag.

Anthony Burgin, the driver whom Hamed collided with, said: "I am shocked that after such a serious accident Mr Hamed has been released after less than four months." After recommendation from the Honours Forfeiture Committee, Hamed was later stripped of his MBE, annulled as a consequence of the conviction.[20]

There was also a civil court case rumoured to cost Hamed up to £1 million plus legal costs, as Burgin was deemed unable ever to work again.[21]

Burgin was later arrested and charged with dangerous driving for an incident alleged to have involved Eleasha Hamed (the wife of Naseem) on 19 April 2007. Burgin pleaded not guilty, and appeared in court on 17 March 2008,[22] following which he was cleared of charges.[23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Naseem Hamed profile. Retrieved 4 April 2014
  2. ^ Professional boxing record for Naseem Hamed from BoxRec. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ BoxRec Boxing Records. Retrieved 27 December 2012
  4. ^ Rold, Cliff (2 October 2014). "Measured Against All Time: Prince Naseem Hamed". BoxingScene. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  5. ^ Davies, Gareth A (13 June 2015). "Prince Naseem Hamed: 'I want to see Brendan Ingle and say I'm sorry for the nasty things I said'" The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e 'The Brash Prince' – Prince Naseem Hamed. East Side Boxing
  7. ^ SFX Sports group profile on Naseem Hamed
  8. ^ Sporting Heroes – Naseem Hamed". Sky Sports 2013
  9. ^ "Prince Naseem announces comeback". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  10. ^ "Boos greet Hamed's comeback win". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  11. ^ "Naseem Hamed Reveals The "Real Reason" He Retired". Boxingscene. 31 August 2009. 
  12. ^ "The Prince's Place in History". Eastsideboxing. 4 January 2006. 
  13. ^ "Prince Naseem Hamed "I was bloody good"". sky sports. 25 April 2008. 
  14. ^ 100 Greatest sporting moments – results. Channel 4. Retrieved 28 August 2014
  15. ^ "Requiem for Naseem: The Most Talented Fighter Ever". Fight Sport Asia. 18 May 2012. 
  16. ^ Riddick Bowe and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini highlight International Boxing Hall of Fame selections - ESPN
  17. ^ "Prince Naseem arrested over crash". BBC News. 19 December 2005. 
  18. ^ "Boxer could face jail after crash". BBC News. 31 March 2006. 
  19. ^ "Naseem Hamed jailed for car crash". BBC News. 12 May 2006. 
  20. ^ "BBC News – Honours stripped: Who else has lost out?". Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Early release for ex-boxing champ". BBC News. 1 September 2006. 
  22. ^ "Hamed crash victim denies charge". BBC News. 14 January 2008. 
  23. ^ Taylor, Alistair (20 March 2008). "Victim cleared on Naz car rap". London: The Sun. 

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