Naseem Hamed looks unrecognisable ringside at Anthony Joshua vs Usyk rematch

A very different looking Prince Naseem Hamed was ringside at Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk II.

The former world champion was almost unrecognisable from his featherweight days as he took in the undercard action in Saudi Arabia. He's rarely been in the public eye since his 2002 retirement but did appear in the promotional video for the fight to deliver the line "It’s all going down in Jeddah" in Arabic.

Hamed was also spotted out walking his dog earlier this year, with fans surprised to see his staggering body transformation. Some expressed concerns about his health.

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But he told the Daily Mail: "I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I’ve never been in a better place. I wish I could walk around with a camera, the number of people who stop and talk to me!"

Reports at that time suggested he was in a family feud over the estate of his late mother, who passed away two years ago. He'd been communicating with his brother Ali only via lawyers.

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"His weight is a result of the trauma and stress," Ali told The Sun. "He’s turned in on himself and has just eaten and eaten."

But Hamed, who won 36 of the 37 fights he had during his legendary career, had a big smile on his face ahead of Joshua's rematch with Usyk.

It's no wonder, as his decision to use his boxing earnings to invest in property has paid off big time in recent years. He is said to be living in a £1.4million rented townhouse which backs onto Windsor Castle.


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