Naseem Hamed

professional boxer

Naseem Hamed MBE (Arabic: نسيم حميد; born 12 February 1974), also known as "Prince" Naseem or "Naz", is an English former professional boxer. He competed from 1992 to 2002. He boxed as a featherweight. He was the featherweight WBO (1995–2000), IBF (1997), WBC (1999–2000) and IBO (2002–2003) world champion. He also held the European bantamweight title from 1994 to 1995. ranks him as the best British featherweight boxer of all time.[1] He was known for his one-punch knockout power as well as his quirky behaviour, such as somersaulting into the ring before each fight. He won 36 of his 37 pro fights, losing once. Of his 36 wins, 31 are by knockout.[2]

Hamed in 1997

Hamed was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. His parents are from Yemen. He is a Muslim.[3]


  1. "BoxRec". Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. Rold, Cliff (2 October 2014). "Measured Against All Time: Prince Naseem Hamed". BoxingScene. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. Combe, Victoria (3 August 2001). "Boxer Hamed reveals the secrets of his faith". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 March 2019.

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