Naseem Hamed, also known as Prince, is a legendary British boxer who began boxing at the age of seven and went on to become one of the most well-known fighters. Now an accomplished professional Prince Naseem has a reputation around the world and is a popular boxing speaker working the international after dinner speaker circuit.
A small child, Prince Naseem was encouraged to take up boxing by his father who hoped the sport would help him learn how to fend for himself. From a nervous boy exploring the sport at seven, by the age of twelve he was a top amateur boxer in England and Europe. Embarking on his professional career in 1992, Naseem quickly rose through the ranks knocking out a series of opponents in the opening rounds.
At only twenty five years old he had won the European Bantamweight Title twice, the WBC International Super-Bantamweight and the WBO World Featherweight Championship, which he took from reigning Welsh champion, Steve Robinson. Winning 36 out of a total 37 fights Prince Naseem has been named one of the greatest boxers in British history and faced a number of formidable fighters including former 2 time WBC Featherweight Champion of the World Kevin Kelley.
Naseem also became known for his performance outside the ring; arrogant and dramatic either side of the fight Naseem’s unorthodox, elusive and hands-down boxing style drew a great deal of media attention. His ring entrances are amongst some of the most spectacular and memorable in boxing history an include appearing in a Chevrolet Impala, a flying carpet, a lift, and re-enacting the video of Michael Jackson’s Thriller; he was also known for forward somersaulting into the ring over the ropes before facing his opponents.
Retiring from boxing in 2002 Prince Naseem was hailed as the Greatest Ever British Boxer on the BBC panel show Fighting Talk and in 2015 he was finally placed in the Boxing Hall of Fame. Naseem continues to work as a sports speaker and frequently attends boxing events and ceremonies. Speaking on a range of topics from overcoming adversity to striving for success, Naseem’s keynote speeches offer something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.
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When at corporate events, Prince Naseem is known to cover the following topics:
- Sporting Success
- Motivation & Inspiration
- Legendary British Boxer
- Drive & Determination
- Sports Management