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Anonymous

HAMED. a total prick.

Posted November 6, 2013 10:58 am 


D

Bottom line… Hamed sucked when he stepped up in class.

Posted November 6, 2013 2:13 am 


RAY GORDEN REID

prince

Posted November 5, 2013 6:33 pm 


Slim Whitman

Hamed was a great fighter,its the easiest thing in the world to do is dig up one fight!!how many bad days at the office have you gladiators had??come on Anonymous hold both hands up

Posted November 5, 2013 6:28 pm 


Slim Whitman

i like it billy,,

Posted November 5, 2013 6:08 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

YES FAIR DO,S TO HIM Anonymous!!and poor you aint even got a pair of B@LLS bless your cotton socks

Posted November 5, 2013 5:57 pm 


Anonymous

has still got a rolls royce and two halal meat shops.

Posted November 5, 2013 4:33 pm 


Slim Whitman

for f@k sake get over it hameds collecting his pension now,move on

Posted November 5, 2013 4:14 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

Anonymous the warrior BRUCE!!!do you want chilli sauce on your kebab?

Posted November 5, 2013 4:12 pm 


Anonymous

real champions come back, haye and hamed hit the celeb circut.

Posted November 5, 2013 3:54 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

Hamed’s performance was utterly disgraceful that night. The sheer arrogance of him to think he could just contemptuously hold his hands down like that and coast in against someone of Barrera’s quality. You could tell his ego was running so wild he sort of lost touch with the enormity of the task ahead of him. One of the all time great punchers and movers of his weight class he should have built an untouchable legacy. Barrera took advantage of everything wrong with Hamed that night

Posted November 5, 2013 3:08 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

Anonymous get back in your kennel,on nuts

Posted November 5, 2013 1:10 pm 


TARK

Right Rich… Manny Pacquiao certainly helped to keep Boxing on the front page worldwide for the last 12 years… And David Haye is not your ordinary heavyweight.. He doesn’t fight often enough but he’s pretty damned good for a 210-pounder in a 250 pound world..

There’ll be huge numbers watching his Fury fight. Can he beat the giant is a question. It will generate a world record take for Non-Title Heavyweight Fights.

Posted November 5, 2013 1:06 pm 


OneInchPunch

For Hamed it was all too easy…. as he had power, speed and reflexes but lacked the mentality of a dedicated professional boxer. He steam rolled him-self on to the world stage… but the real first elite fighter (and future hall of famer… in my eyes) he lost!! The look in his eye when the realization of he’d lost to Berra in round 10 was priceless. He never had the desire or fortitude to carry on after that fight… part from one more fight that proved to him he didn’t want to box any more.

Posted November 5, 2013 1:01 pm 


Anonymous

TARK david toe haye is to boxing what justin bieber is to rock music.

Posted November 5, 2013 11:05 am 


Happyboy

Thats like saying Gary Neville from Manchester United was a great footballer, please.

Posted November 5, 2013 9:32 am 


Happyboy

David Haye?

Posted November 5, 2013 9:31 am 


Suzy Knight

Tark is a tool, but a decent cook.

Posted November 5, 2013 8:04 am 


Rich

Tark…….Why did you not mention Pacq…..

Posted November 5, 2013 7:28 am 


TARK

The guys who gave Boxing a shot in the arm were:

Mike Tyson… Oscar De La Hoya… Miguel Cotto… Floyd Mayweather… Canelo Alvarez… Shane Mosley… The K Bros… David Haye… Tyson Fury… Andre Ward… Carl Froch… Gennady Golovkin… Sergei Kovalev… Nonito Donaire… Guillermo Rigondeaux… Carl Frampton… Mikey Garcia… Danny Garcia… Bryant Jenning… Deontay Wilder… Mike Perez… Bernard Hopkins… Lucas Matthysse…

Nazim Hamed helped… But nobody is a saviour. Boxing is bigger than anyone.

Posted November 4, 2013 11:05 pm 


The Prince

The Prince was still very entertaining and a emergency shot in the arm of boxing, which was dying as a sport before Naseem Hamad showed up and gave people a reason to watch again. It’s sad that he quit after losing to Barrera, because it gives his detractors something to use to discredit his domination at FW, and Hamad wasn’t 100 percent that night either. But he left a very rich man and with his health. For him (or anyone) that’s for the best, not what a bunch of people whom really don’t care either way think.

Posted November 4, 2013 9:30 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Haha.

Posted November 4, 2013 8:16 pm 


Anonymous

This is the one where Tumbo jizzed all over East LA he was so happy.

Posted November 4, 2013 7:55 pm 


Jab

Barrera was an experienced warrior and Hamed (his Nasness) was a contender who thought he was more talented than he actually was. Power was Hamed’s only asset and Barrera humble him by showing him he also needed skills in destroying him.

Posted November 4, 2013 7:25 pm 


Anonymous

the prince now wears a burka.

Posted November 4, 2013 6:32 pm 


RAY GORDEN REID

lol

Posted November 4, 2013 3:45 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

DAM IT LOOKS LIKE THEM B@LLS ARE A SIZE TO SMALL Anonymous BRUCE!!!! I WILL TRY AMAZON! THEY MIGHT DO LARGER ONES ON THERE,TRY AN KEEP THAT LITTLE PECKER UP FOR NOW!!WE WILL GET YOU SORTED

Posted November 4, 2013 3:44 pm 


Anonymous

was offered a return with barrera but ran back to his mosque.

Posted November 4, 2013 3:09 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

Hey BRUCE HAVE YOU TRIED YOUR NEW B@LLS ON MATE?YOU WILL FEEL A NEW MAN WITH THEM IN YOUR Y FRONTS!!HOW WAS THE GREASY KEBAB BY THE WAY!

Posted November 4, 2013 1:34 pm 


mack

I didn’t like Hamed, but he was a great puncher and was in some good action fights. Hamed vs Kelley was a wild fight. Again, I didn’t like him, and wanted to see him lose, but he was willing to fight the best names out there at the time. He had the good sense to get out with his health and wealth intact.

Posted November 4, 2013 10:34 am 


TARK

The only thing I was waiting for, the whole time Hamed was fighting, was for him to face someone like Barrera..

Same with Wilfred Benitez.. I was only happy when he signed to meet Leonard.

Posted November 4, 2013 2:58 am 


DMX

Would have loved to have been ringside for Hamed v Jeff Fenech at Super Bantam
As devastating as Hameds Power was at Feather weight . . .
Most Super Bantams he touched he left twitching on the floor like salmon

Posted November 4, 2013 2:11 am 


TARK

Floyd offered to come down to 126 to fight Hamed… He admired Hamed’s marketing skills…but he recognized Naz was easy to beat.

It would have been as one-sided as Golovkin vs Stevens… I would loved to have to seen Hamed vs Acelino Frietas — since neither could box or defend worth a damn … Amateur hour.. either could win.

Posted November 4, 2013 1:49 am 


DMX

Naz Hamed was a like Yorkshire Hector Camacho
Fantastic fun to watch, and made the bloke on the street take a interest in Boxing
But beneath the flashy boots, fur and tassels the bloke could fight
Tree trunk legs ensured that Naz could drive powerful shots from the most unorthodox angles
Those legs served him well from receiving hard shots unless off balance

Naz belongs right up there with Morales and Barerra
As someone mentioned in the posts earlier to go 37 fights with just 1 loss to an ATG is not to be underestimated

Along that time he fought a amazing variety of champs and ex champs, prospects and hard men
Anyone who scoffs at his achievements either dislikes the mans persona or his choice of Religion

Posted November 4, 2013 1:18 am 


Doner kebab

Donna kebab for bruce…

Posted November 3, 2013 10:00 pm 


Liver Shot

Hammed was a flawed fighter that got the most out of his power and athletic ability. Barrera exposed him for not having basic boxing ability outside of his his power. He was colorful for his short career.

Posted November 3, 2013 8:11 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

BRUCE can go back to being Anonymous?it suits you better being a nobody!!

Posted November 3, 2013 3:59 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

no you got that wrong Anonymous BRUCE!IT WAS A CUSTARD TART YOU DOZY UNCUTHED DRIP!!BY THE WAY WE ORDERD YOU A PAIR OF B@LLS THERE IN THE POST

Posted November 3, 2013 3:51 pm 


bruce

BILLY MUSLIM BOY. you said hamed once ran out of your shop before he paid for his donna kebab,is that true.

Posted November 3, 2013 3:18 pm 


Hamed

Naseem “ARROGANT EGO MANIAC” Hamed! That is to say the least about me!

Posted November 3, 2013 1:58 pm 


curtley

Naz had his flaws but as a pure puncher he is amongst the top of his generation.

Posted November 3, 2013 1:17 pm 


fedor

hamed was great boxer & entertainer, d crowd loved turning up to his fights he was flashy funny & great talker , unique style entering d ring he use to put a great show hamed have said that muhamad ali was his idol & was following ali”s path , no fighter in our days can entertain & put a show like hamed did.

Posted November 3, 2013 11:18 am 


Juneau

To be fair, he did put up a better fight in the airport against Eubank.

Posted November 3, 2013 10:16 am 


Rich

Irishny….that post that said ” I thought Hamed was an absolute loser”was mine….I just forgot to put my name to it…..I don’t want anybody else to take preference on it…….On saying that can you please name the string of world champions that Naz beat……It should not take you long

Posted November 3, 2013 9:38 am 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

BRUCE we on this site are having a whip round for you!to pay for a pair of B@LLS FOR YOU,they sell them on ebay,so try and keep that little pecker up

Posted November 3, 2013 9:16 am 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

BRUCE the ANONYMOUS W@NKERS OUTA THE WOODWORK!!!TOSSER

Posted November 3, 2013 9:06 am 


bruce

ted. bang on son.

Posted November 3, 2013 8:46 am 


irishny

Naz beat a string of world champs. Anyone saying he just beat “bums” is an idiot about boxing or a racist…or most likely both.

Posted November 3, 2013 8:40 am 


Ted

That’s when a side show act ran into a real fighter

Posted November 3, 2013 8:05 am 


bubbalooie

This site has been ruined by an influx of racists and bigots.

Posted November 3, 2013 7:56 am 


Anonymous

hamed was and will always be a stinking muslim sack of sh#t.

Posted November 3, 2013 6:29 am 


Anonymous

I for one, thought he was an absolute loser…..I wouldn’t be bothered to open my curtains to watch him fight……If people are impressed by a fighter who swings his opponent around by the waist,or body slams him to the floor and consistently ducks bellow the belt and has a fight record of no hoper’s,behaves like a pretentious twat and shows nothing but contempt for his opponent and boxing fans……Then look no further than “The Prince”….First time he gets beat showed us what a true champion he is, by not excepting the rematch clause……

Posted November 3, 2013 4:34 am 


Fedor

Naz was a great fighter to watch, with good skills and showmanship. I, for one, enjoyed watching him in his prime.

Posted November 3, 2013 2:56 am 


Jay rock

He fought bums, once he meet a real he lost! That’s it’s plan and simple!

Posted November 2, 2013 11:30 pm 


lionhard

Before the fight that night, I went to by an oxtail dinner at a Jamaican restaurant, and I remember one of the cooks telling me (speaking of wanting Hamed to lose) “me wha dat bwoy fe get BEAT UP!!!”. I wanted the same thing, Hameds arrogance was 2nd to none! Barrera SCHOOLED that kid with a fundamental skill set that had Hamed looking like a rag doll each time Barrera connected.

But truth be told, I never wanted to miss any of his fights because the dude was such a delusional character with UNIQUE UNORTHODOX skilz! I thought he really did pack a good whollup from the craziest of angles! He caught Kevin Kelly with a short sweet hook that was devastating – it ended the fight. I used to find myself practicing it.

His “comeback” fight was exited with chants of “Hamed Sucks” and EVERY other derogatory message that the crowd could come up with. I think THAT is what took the wind out of his sails!! I think the author got it right…..that loss took away the aura HE felt he had! He would always say, “Allah is NEVER EVER gonna let me lose”. He lost. Who knows WHAT that did to his self assurance, his faith or both.

He never did face a top dog in the game so I really dont know if he could really hang with those skilz of his; there was talk of him and Mayweather, but Hamed was done before it could materialize. THAT fight could have done better than the Canelo/Mayweather bout – had he stayed undefeated!

Those loooong entrances of his were HILARIOUS; he had boxing in a theatrical state that helped with the overall intrigue…..you wondered, was he warmed up after that long entrance? could he keep his concentration? would his opposition lose concentration?…..was this FAIR?……..Kelly LOST it as he waited, realized the mind game, then calmed down BEFORE the fight began…….it was cool for the sport…..during his career he was an icon in the Middle East…..some of his people were upset with the woman he married……He also went to jail for a year & a half after CARELESSLY seriously injuring another motorist – without initially showing remorse OR regret……..Hamed made good money during his career, he should be financially SET…..hope dude has a budget!!

Posted November 2, 2013 11:18 pm 


anonymous

This is quite a narrow-focused article, that is, it presumes that the Barrera fight was the reason for the end of Nas’ career and then looks for reasons why that happened. If you cast your mind back you’ll remember what was an absolutely huge reason why his career actually fizzled out then. Remember the ring entrance that night? Remember Nas taking the microphone and proclaiming there to be “No God but Allah”? And remember America’s first real experience of a terrorist attack barely 6 months later? Now do you wonder why the offers from the US weren’t flooding in?
Nas could have gone back to the UK/Euro circuit but it’d have been for 20% of the money he’d been making in Vegas. Oh, and then there was the china hand too……

Posted November 2, 2013 9:59 pm 


Cyber-H@mster

Yep TARK is mental

Posted November 2, 2013 9:12 pm 


Cliff Richard

He lost it years ago.

Posted November 2, 2013 9:06 pm 


kingdon

is it just me , or is tark losing it…

Posted November 2, 2013 8:53 pm 


Cliff Richard

“When you weigh more you’re bigger.” Lol…

Posted November 2, 2013 8:41 pm 


Wayne

You can call the guy a clown all you want but you can’t deny the talent he had. If he took his career more serious he would’ve been an all time great. He was the Roy Jones jr of the lightweight division.

Posted November 2, 2013 8:33 pm 


Cliff Richard

Lol at Tark… All you have to do is watch the fight on youtube to see that Hopkins is CLEARLY the bigger fighter of the two.. You are talking crap..

Posted November 2, 2013 8:10 pm 


TARK

Trinidad was a big favorite to beat Hopkins… He just didn’t have the skill.

Posted November 2, 2013 8:02 pm 


TARK

Trinidad weighed more on fight night than Hopkins.. His chest was bigger.. his hands were bigger. When you weigh more you’re bigger.. Size isn’t height.. It isn’t reach.

5’10″ Mike Tyson was much bigger than 6’2″ Michael Spinks — who had a much longer reach.

Posted November 2, 2013 8:01 pm 


Cliff Richard

Tark thinks Trinidad is bigger than Hopkins, because he is 2 inches shorter than Hopkins, with a two inch reach disadvantage, Also Tark thinks Trinidad is bigger than Hopkins because he turned pro at welter, while Hopkins turned pro at light heavy.. Nice logic from Tark, as usual.. Lol at Tark…

Posted November 2, 2013 7:35 pm 


Cliff Richard

Lol at Tark, trying to say that Trinidad was bigger than Hopkins…

Posted November 2, 2013 7:20 pm 


TARK

Nota unit.., “Still waiting for another Naz to reignite this amazing sport.”

De Lay Hoya… Mosley… Mayweather… Pacquiao… Cotto… All way bigger than Hamed.

Hamed was a clown… and he was exposed.

Posted November 2, 2013 7:20 pm 


Nicolas

Hamed was going to fight in late 2001, but from what I remember the 9/11 tragedy seemed to bother him and he postponed a fight that he was supposed to have. Perhaps it was only an excuse, but I doubt that he wanted to fight in the United States at that time for sure.

Posted November 2, 2013 7:17 pm 


Cliff Richard

Nor bad when the worst and only loss you ever had was on points over 12 rounds versus Barrera…

Posted November 2, 2013 6:58 pm 


Nota unit

Anyone who grew up in the uk who’s aroud 30 must know the excitement that Naz created. I’d never seen that before or since by any fighter from any country. Still waiting for another Naz to reignite this amazing sport….it ain’t happened yet people..

Posted November 2, 2013 6:38 pm 


Nazman

Dont agree with this article. There was waaaay more going in in Naz career before AND after the fight. Anyone who has an clue of what happened in the world before and after this fight I the UK and America. Embarressed for the writer of this article.

Posted November 2, 2013 6:33 pm 


srminimo

Tark- I’ve seen both Tito and bhop up close, no way Tito is bigger. Yes Tito was middleweight, champ when he fought Hop, that had been his only fight at the weight. Hopkins had been there his whole career.

Posted November 2, 2013 6:24 pm 


joey

barrera pure class hamed a total prick.

Posted November 2, 2013 6:08 pm 


TARK

Hamed is one of the many top boxers who Emmanuel Steward trained for a fight or two… When you take a guy who taught himself how to fight—which Hamed did—and try to teach him a correct scientific stance, guard, and defense — and try to show him proper feinting skills, punching skills, and footwork — it doesn’t work very well.

Hamed has been boxing and throwing punches his own way for so many years — everything was so ingrained and instictive, that Steward was useless to him. Trying to show somebody like that correct form is worse than teaching a sub-novice… The boxer has to unlearn everything he’s ever done … and that’s damned near impossible.

Lewis and Wladimir had to make some major corrections … and they were really open to change and motivated to get better.

When a boxer says, “OK. But stay on my ass every time I get it wrong. It’s going to be very hard for me to break these bad habits.” It works.

When he says, “This is the way I always did it… It works for me and I’m an undefeated World Champion.” … It’s not going to work.

Posted November 2, 2013 6:06 pm 


Hecdog

Watched that fight live. Great boxing atmosphere the entire night. Lots of Hamed fans, but many more Barrera fans. I sat next to 5 Mexican Barrera fans that drank all night and wore sombreros the size of two big rig tires. Hilarious! There were fights in the stands all night, but the MGM was rocking. Hamed came out on round bird stand thing, and when he reached the ring, some guys threw beer all over him. He was pissed. Barrera beat him around the ring all night, but Hamed had heart and he never quit. Too bad Hamed got too rich and lost control of his life. he was entertaining and fun too watch. Very awkward southpaw that could punch well, but not much technique.

Posted November 2, 2013 5:44 pm 


John Digby

Hamed is a joke.

Posted November 2, 2013 5:39 pm 


horst fraze

hamed”one hit wonder”

Posted November 2, 2013 5:24 pm 


Tim Jackson, 2

Regardless, Prince was fun to watch and he made his mark. Barrera is boring and hes done.

Posted November 2, 2013 5:23 pm 


Freddie Roach Ate My Hamster

Like other camp celebrities here in the UK, Nas was “all about the confidence”. MAB said after the fight that Nas hurt him but he knew that he had to stick to his game plan and not give an inch. He didn’t fight the way he usually did & you could see Nas gradually lose confidence as the fight wore on. Even then there were only a few rounds in it.

Nas was a great fighter, MAB was just a greater one.

Posted November 2, 2013 4:55 pm 


bruce

billy muslim boy, does hamed use the same bradford mosque and kebab shop as you.

Posted November 2, 2013 4:31 pm 


TARK

srminimo says.., “Losing to someone, a much bigger soon to be HOF doesn’t mean you’re not great yourself. It just means someone will always have your number.” …

Trinidad was bigger. Trinidad was already a Middleweight Champion when he fought B-Hop, and said he felt better and punched harder at 160. He was bigger framed than Hopkins. Look at the weights for the fight.

It doesn’t mean Tito wasn’t great. It means Tito couldn’t box. At least not well enough to land or defend against somebody of B-Hop’s caliber. Tito couldn’t land or defend well against Winky Wright either. Just a totally different caliber fighter from the guys he fought before.

Same difference when Hamed fought Barrera. That’s a big jump.

Posted November 2, 2013 4:29 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

thats true Anonymous!as you found out when you met buzz light year

Posted November 2, 2013 4:22 pm 


theyiddo

Naz was arrogant, and in the end became so bigheaded he thought he could do it all himself without proper training, and that’s why Barrera beat him. As much as Barrera beat him up, he couldn’t knock him down, so fair play to the arrogant little so an so for that.

As for Naz’s power. Just watch the knockout of Tom “Boom Boom” Johnson. Vicious.

Posted November 2, 2013 4:21 pm 


C.Morgan

Comparing Hamed to Khan is an insult. Sure Hamed had a shaky chin and could be dropped but he recovered quickly and was never stopped, but yes he did pull straight back with his chin in the air like Khan.

Hamed was a great fighter with serious 1 punch power, in fact, I can’t think of another fighter in the last decade with the same type of freakish power that Hamed possessed.

Posted November 2, 2013 4:10 pm 


third world

barrera schooled him.was disappointed that the prince was such a delicate flower and quit because of a loss.he was a very impressive boxer of un-orthadox style and as emmanuel steward said,punched like a middleweight.he made his mark and will never forget the fight with him and kevin kelley.

Posted November 2, 2013 4:05 pm 


Anonymous

hamed thats what hapens when a big mouth prick meets a real fighter like barrera.

Posted November 2, 2013 3:54 pm 


Big Al

Next to this should be GARCIA-KHAN: THE FIGHT THAT CLOSED THE SHOW FOR KING KHAN. I see many similarities between these two hype jobs for some reason. They’re both intolerable.

Posted November 2, 2013 3:31 pm 


Mr Gav

Naz lost because he was so arrogant and lazy towards his training. And after his schooling by Barrera showed deep down naz is just a scrwany little coward and had no real fight in him. He is a typical British Muslim completely arrogant has a massive chip on his shoulder. He was also put in prison for nearly killing some guy but left him in such a state that it ruined his life but showed no remorse this just shows the character of this guy. But despite that he was great but it was his self big headed ness that was his downfall and amazing talent but a A grade a hole.

Posted November 2, 2013 3:31 pm 


scottyboy

If Naz was lucky then it was only beer they were throwing at him. Experience from festivals etc has shown me that the disliked stars usually get pelted with a completely different liquid!

Posted November 2, 2013 3:02 pm 


PEEJ

Barrera pretty much ended his career. I think he only had 1 fight after that and he looked terrible

Posted November 2, 2013 2:44 pm 


Hosteen

And what will be the fight that will close the show for Wilder so Slater can write a similar article about him down the road?

Posted November 2, 2013 2:36 pm 


Prof Konje

I remember that fight very well. Barrera was excellent and smacked Naz around all night. I loved it.

Posted November 2, 2013 2:31 pm 


Dave

Was a big naz fan, he was fun but no match for MAB.

Posted November 2, 2013 2:29 pm 


irishny

“The first Mex he fights would do him”…..
ummm, what about Cesar Soto? Manuel Medina? Armando Castro?

What nationality were they?

Posted November 2, 2013 2:24 pm 


Anonymous

Couldn’t believe going in to the fight Naz was the betting favourite,Naz was a talented hard hitter but ultimately in the end a lazy little fat rich kid,he struggled to even make weight for the biggest fight in his career,but still,I made a few quid on it and saw the little jug head get his arse handed to him,Barrera would have beaten Naz at any point in his career and he knew it,you could tell he was that sure he would loose on the night he didn’t want to come out of hiss dressing room.

Posted November 2, 2013 2:19 pm 


Anon

Barrera should have been disqualified, first he threw a rugby tackle,then slammed Naz into a belt buckle. But he did outbox Naz on the night generally.

As for Naz, he had all the tools to dismantle Barerra, but something wasnt right mentally, watching it, I remember thinking hes taking his sweet ass time coming out,.. then he didnt leap over the top rope, it was just like he didnt want to be there, all motivation was lost. In saying that, he bought his C game to the table,and still produced a performance, hitting barrera with a lot of clean shots, but for some reason he just didnt do what he normally does, putting together punches, and beuatiful combinations from all angles.
Instead he was a one arm bandit, poking, probing, you just dont win fights like that.
To this day, Ive never seen a fighter as entertaining and athletically gifted as Naz, Roy Jones JR was the same cloth, manny pacquiou is still pretty decent,but the drama that Naz bought pre-fight and then during the fight was like no other.

Posted November 2, 2013 2:12 pm 


srminimo

Tark- So who should Tito have fought instead then? The guy made 16 defenses of his WW title. Who did he duck at 147, or at any weight? Losing to someone, a much bigger soon to be HOF doesn’t mean you’re not great yourself. It just means someone will always have your number.

Posted November 2, 2013 2:04 pm 


dwc

DAVID B…You hit the nail on the head.Hamed didnt love training,look at him now fat as a cow,training hard staying focused wasnt his strong point.Hamed had alot of talent…if he was more dedicated he would have left a greater legacy behind him.

Posted November 2, 2013 1:58 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“I told them the first tough Mex he fights would do him,because he would throw punches at where he was gonna be and not where he was at…” – Same here. I’d been saying that for years and most guys dismissed it. Sure enough that’s exactly what happened. HBO carefully navigated Hamed away from Barrera, Morales and JM Marquez, who was Hamed’s WBO mandatory for 3 years but the WBO never enforced it.

Posted November 2, 2013 1:45 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

Anonymous i see you are outa the closet!nice to have BRUCE THE W@NKER BACK!!!

Posted November 2, 2013 1:43 pm 


TARK

srminimo says.., “Tark- BTW, by the time Tito lost to Hopkins he had beaten five Olympic gold medalists and had fought guys like Whitaker, Camacho, Campas, Oscar, Vargas, Reid and Joppy. So don’t place him in the same list as Canelo, please. Hamed had also fought solid guys like Kelley and Vazquez.”

Those were all easy fights for Trinidad and Hamed…

Whitaker was short, shot, and no welterweight… Camacho was a runner and light hitter… Campas was a cherry-picker… Oscar ran like a coward and didn’t follow up his big advantage after 9 rounds… Vargas was a rook… Reid was a rook… Joppy was inept… Kelly wasn’t an all-around fighter by 10,000 miles… Vazquez??? You’ve got to be kidding.

B-Hop was the real deal… Floyd was the real deal… Barrera was the real deal… When you run into the real deal you get exposed if you can’t fight.

Posted November 2, 2013 1:41 pm 


Anonymous

threw beer over a non drinking muslim, fuc#ing classic.

Posted November 2, 2013 1:40 pm 


Joke

lol this highlight is pretty killer

watch?v=1ISwivnhMpI

Posted November 2, 2013 1:27 pm 


srminimo

Tark- BTW, by the time Tito lost to Hopkins he had beaten five Olympic gold medalists and had fought guys like Whitaker, Camacho, Campas, Oscar, Vargas, Reid and Joppy. So don’t place him in the same list as Canelo, please. Hamed had also fought solid guys like Kelley and Vazquez.

Posted November 2, 2013 1:24 pm 


Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Possibly the most entertaining boxer ever…The Nazeem shows always delivered…Equally loved and hated…Crazy antics leading up to a fight,during and after a fight..

.Bobo Olson thinks that had his style been more of a boxer he would have been more succesful…I respectfully disagree …Because much like Jones Jr his style was perfectly adapted to his skill-set …Where he could take advantage of his power,speed and pure aggresiveness and if someone had forced him to stand too much infront of his opponent like a reg boxer his weaknesses could have been more exploited… Fx his chin which wasn’t that good…But was harder to hit because of the weird angles he gave his opponents…But even then it was pretty weak …Had it not been for his fantastic ability to recover it could have been lights out many many times for him…

Posted November 2, 2013 1:22 pm 


srminimo

I don’t know. I think Barrera was simply better all around. And deeply religious? The guy was a trash talking egomaniac. I personally love guys making a ridiculously grand entrance and then getting a beat down. That night was classic.

Posted November 2, 2013 1:20 pm 


red

What ever is said about Naz you gota admit he could fairly wallop for a featherweight, i mean TNT one punch ko power was unreal!!
Any comparisons? another featherweight with that type of one punch ko power?? lets hear them…

Posted November 2, 2013 1:19 pm 


DMX

“Honour Him”

Posted November 2, 2013 1:18 pm 


bruce

was lucky he never fought in the 80″s, sanchez gomez and nelson would of killed him.

Posted November 2, 2013 1:17 pm 


red

HA HA HA Well said DMX…

Posted November 2, 2013 1:14 pm 


Anonymous

ray gorden reid,are you tark he talks bollocks as well.

Posted November 2, 2013 1:08 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“The prince was not that good in the first place give me one African fighter outher than the old Kevin Kelly did the prince beat. Until you beat the top African Americans you are not really a champion.” _ Flash Knockdown you must be kidding. The best featherweights of Hamed’s era were Barrera, Morales and JM Marquez. African descent boxers at featherweight were not. If you’re not joking you need to get over your racial delusions.

Posted November 2, 2013 12:51 pm 


Mohammed Izzaterd

Barrera took the big head off Hamed and did a professional number on him.

Posted November 2, 2013 12:29 pm 


Anonymous

hamed like khan brook all hype no class.

Posted November 2, 2013 12:29 pm 


Bo Bo Olson

Lack of good balance, lack of a good jab…too wide a punching style, no time to get free breathing breaks. Naz was one of those men who if they had learned to box, could have been an all time great.
I smiled a lot that fight.
Unorthodox turned out to just be awkward in the attack against a superior boxing puncher. I didn’t care for Naz….I’m not the kind that goes to a boxing match to watch a show…for that I prefer high kicking girls or guys pulling tigers out of a top hat.

Posted November 2, 2013 12:21 pm 


joey

never saw hamed shouting for a rematch, thats what real champs do.

Posted November 2, 2013 12:19 pm 


Peemster

*of all time* Also forget to put my name to the post below.

Posted November 2, 2013 12:08 pm 


Anonymous

Barrera was offered the fight two years earlier but his trainer turned it down citing that Naz was too good for his fighter at that stage. I think Naz knew on the night that he hadn’t done the hard work required. He made a big deal about the gloves, was pelted by paper cups and beer on his entrance and gave the flip into the ring a miss. If Naz had prepared as he should have then it would be a different fight but still have had the same outcome in my opinion. Naz gave terrific nights and action during his career and it could be argued that he was the hardest hitting featherweight of alk time.

Posted November 2, 2013 12:06 pm 


Tomato Can

Keven Kelly knocks Hamed down 3 times, Hamed was hittable.

Posted November 2, 2013 12:05 pm 


RAY GORDEN REID

was great in his day

Posted November 2, 2013 12:01 pm 


Hidalgo

“That’s ridiculous.”

Tark, Hamed was known for being lackadaisical with his training.

Posted November 2, 2013 11:59 am 


Anonymous

slim whitman,you mean a real name like you have. you backwood retard.

Posted November 2, 2013 11:58 am 


flash knock down

The prince was not that good in the first place give me one African fighter outher than the old Kevin Kelly did the prince beat. Until you beat the top African Americans you are not really a champion. Just like the Marathon road race if the Africans are not in the race it’s not a real race. You have to beat the best to be the best.

Posted November 2, 2013 11:51 am 


CJ

Hamed never had a good enough chin and/or defense to be an A plus fighter. GREAT puncher though.

Posted November 2, 2013 11:45 am 


Slim Whitman

someone seriously needs to take you apart Anonymous!!! for a man that hides behind no name,you trash talk every man that has a pair

Posted November 2, 2013 11:45 am 


Scrooge

Hamed should NEVER have left Brendan Ingle. With Ingle training him he was untouchable, nearly anyway. I think it’s similar to Tyson leaving Kevin Rooney and a testament to just how much a good trainer makes a difference. Naz was a different level altogether with him in his corner. He gave us some memorable nights tho.

Posted November 2, 2013 11:36 am 


TARK

This pundit says.., “There was a time, though, when Hamed was almost impossible to hit cleanly. Not any more. Months of declining to put in the hard work in training, instead opting to rely on his withering punch power to get the job done, had taken their toll on Naz’ skills.”

That’s ridiculous. What happened is the same thing that happened when Felix Trinidad met Bernard Hopkins or when Canelo Alvarez met Floyd Mayweather Jr.

After going undefeated for years — boxing opponents with 2nd grade talent — Hamed stepped into the ring with an outstanding fighter with all-around skills, who could box, punch, and defend himself.

Posted November 2, 2013 11:33 am 


Whocares

Hamed was probably even done before the fight and did not have much more desire to fight…the fight was bad timing for him, he would have done better a few years earlier, he was no longer hungry….
Hamed was good and in the same league as Barrera. Barrera won but Hamed was competitive, was not a shut out..

Posted November 2, 2013 11:32 am 


Anonymous

BARRERA took the big mouth muslim apart.

Posted November 2, 2013 11:16 am 


SeanieP

Slater you twat.Fight was in 2001, he should never of made a documentary leading upto the fight, Barrera had his number, if he had fought Morales ,he would of been Knocked out.

Posted November 2, 2013 10:40 am 


Tomato Can

Whatever the case Barrera did close the Hamed show. Hamed was burned out before that fight was over. I haven’t seen the fight since it took place, but didn’t Barrera push Nasim’s head into a ring post during the fight? That must have been a humiliating loss.

Posted November 2, 2013 10:37 am 


David B.

Good article! It’s become popular to say that Hamed was simply not at the same level as the likes of Barrera and Morales and was ‘exposed’ in this fight, but Hamed clearly wasn’t the fighter he had been a few years previously. The ‘Little Prince, Big Fight’ documentary showed someone who just wasn’t taking fighting seriously anymore and how exasperated his trainer (Stewart) was with him. Hamed could have achieved so much more if he had maintained the focus he had in his younger days.

Posted November 2, 2013 10:31 am 


Peemster

2011?!! Really? !!

Posted November 2, 2013 10:30 am 



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