EncountersBook - 1999
Ever since he was eight years old, Naseem 'The Prince' Hamed has been telling everyone who would listen that he was destined to be a multiple world champion. Today, sixteen years later, he has made believers out of all England. This is God's own boxer, a man so outrageously talented that even the crustiest old cynics are admitting they have never seen his like before. The leopardskin shorts, the acrobatics, the non-stop verbiage and most significantly of all the unique combination of speed, defensive skill, strength and power have made him one of Britain's premier sports personalities and now have launched him in the United States also. In this engrossing and in-depth portrait, author Gavin Evans explores the development of this young phenom from his childhood to his world title victories and beyond. From his roots in the Yemeni community in Britain, his struggles at school, his 'salvation' at Brendan Ingles boxing gym and his current life beyond the cameras and ring lights, this is a fascinating story of courage, self-confidence and single-minded determination.
Publisher: London : Robson, 1999
Branch Call Number: 920 AST (Dayson Collection)
Characteristics: 229 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports ; 24 cm