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Hamed in 1997

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


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