History | Feb 12 2019

On This Day: Naseem Hamed was born in 1974

Sam Corbishley breaks down Prince Naseem Hamed's career into 12 key moments
Prince Naseem Hamed British boxers
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TURNING professional at 18 years of age and later and amassing a 36-1 (31) record, Naseem Hamed captured the WBC, IBF and WBO featherweight titles during his 10-year journey through the professional ranks.

He spent seven of those years setting the boxing world ablaze with his brash ring walks, cocky demeanour and explosive power. He defended his three world titles a combined 17 times and had a Hall of Fame-worthy 16-1 record against current or former champions with 14 of those victories coming inside the distance.

Here, we go 12 rounds with the ‘Prince’ – and there aren’t too many who can claim to have done that.