Naseem Hamed (born February 12, 1974, in Sheffield, United Kingdom) is a British boxer. Although not officially retired it is believed by many that his career is over, as he may soon be facing prison for dangerous driving offences. .
Born of Yemeni ancestry, Hamed styled himself as Prince Naseem Hamed. Hamed is known for his flashy and sometimes arrogant style, colourful ring entrances and unorthodox southpaw style.
Hamed's spectacular ring entrances have included being deposited in the middle of the ring by an elevator, which was set up specially for the event near the roof of the Manchester arena, being carried into the ring on a king's throne, walking into the ring on a fashion runway style walk way, walking into the ring with a Halloween mask for his fight with McCullough (fought on Halloween night of 1998), and many others.
Hamed's behaviour is somewhat strange outside the ring too. He is known for stopping to sign autographs for fans, but he also had an altercation at Heathrow Airport with former world champion Chris Eubank, showing off his belts and reminding Eubank that Eubank was not a champion anymore.
He was managed by Frank Warren but then his brother Riath Hamed took over towards the end of Hamed's career.