Watching Sugar Shane vs. Mayweather this weekend reminded me of watching boxing back when it was really entertaining. Â The best fights to watch were from a flyweight named Prince Naseem Hamed. Â For the record, flyweight is 112 pounds. Â I’m thinking it is kind of hard to be a badass at 112, but somehow Prince Naseem pulled it off. Â This dude was getting $8,000,000 a fight, more than Sugar Shane just made last weekend. Â Why you ask? Â What did he do that no one else did? Â Let’s start with the entrance. Â Flying carpet anyone?
Prince Naseem used to make his opponent wait for up to 15 minutes while he made his was in. Â Don’t forget the flip over the top rope. Â But it didn’t stop there. Â Nasim was also great after the fight. Â He was the only guy who could make Larry Merchant bearable. Â Dude is a Muslim Arab with a full on British accent. Â What’s not to like?
You’ve got to appreciate a dude who keeps checking himself out in the mirror as he gives a post fight interview.
Here is the best instance of his sh*t talking. Â This is part of the pre-game to his fight with Kevin Kelly. Â I think Kevin might have thought twice about his decision to walk up in Prince Naseem with a mic in his face. Â Hamed took charge immediately. “You know I’m the best in the world” and “I caaan’t wait to beat you up” are great. Â He’s like your drunk boy screaming into the phone when you are trying to call your girl. Â That “calm down”…”aiiight” exchange is great too.
But here is the real question, can he fight? Â Here is the end of the the Kevin Kelly fight when Prince Naseem makes it so Kevin can’t stand up anymore.
So yes, he can fight too. Â Prince Naseem is one of Us for sure. Â He might have to be in the UvT hall of fame. Â If he came back to the states, I’d put him on the blog in Lake’s old spot just so he could talk shit in a public venue again.