‘Tyson Fury beats any heavyweight alive today’ – Prince Naseem Hamed insists Gypsy King overcomes Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder

8 Apr

Prince Naseem Hamed believes Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight in the world at present.

The British boxing legend admits he had doubts about the 30-year-old in the past, but is now a Fury convert after watching his performance against Deontay Wilder.

Prince Naseem Hamed is a former featherweight world champion who won the WBC, IBF and WBO titles in his time

Despite the Wilder fight officially being scored a draw, Naz has no hesitation in stating the Brit won clearly.

“In my eyes, Tyson Fury has proved himself in an amazing fashion,” the ‘Prince’ told iFL TV.

“After coming back the way he came back, I haven’t really seen any heavyweight in a very, very long time do what he did.

“He showed his heart, he showed his skill, he showed his strengths, he showed his willpower, he showed his mental strength.

The consensus suggested Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in their first fight, after recovering from two knockdowns

“I want to see him go on and still show how good he is because I don’t think we’ve seen it yet. I don’t think we’ve seen it all yet.

“I’d like to see him fight Anthony Joshua. I find it hard to actually see anybody right now beating Tyson.

“He showed it against the WBC champion, one of the hardest hitting men in the heavyweight division. For me he won that fight clearly.

Anthony Joshua holds the WBA, IBF & WBO titles

The ‘Gypsy King’s’ next fight will be against Tom Schwarz on June 15 in Las Vegas as he opted out of the ordered Wilder rematch.

He has instead signed a co-promotional deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank, alongside original promoter Frank Warren, and so future match-ups against Wilder and Joshua could prove difficult to make.

If they do come to fruition, Price Naseem sees only one possible outcome.

Naz wants to see Anthony joshua vs Tyson Fury

He continued: “For me Tyson Fury is at the forefront and he’s proved he’s the best heavyweight alive today.

“I’ve got Tyson Fury beating any heavyweight alive today. That is it.

“For me it’s clear cut, this is clear cut, Tyson Fury’s the best heavyweight alive today.”

You can watch the full iFL TV interview with Prince Naz below.

Josh Warrington vs Carl Frampton: Prince Naseem Hamed declares he would beat both featherweights on the same night

20 Nov

Former featherweight world champion Prince Naseem Hamed believes he would have beaten both of Britain’s current top two on the same night.

Josh Warrington is set to defend his IBF title against Carl Frampton on December 22 in Manchester, however Naz doesn’t think either of the men fighting for his old belt would have been able to challenge him in his heyday.

Josh Warrington will face Carl Frampton in a mouth-watering clash to end the year
Prince Naseem Hamed was imperious in his prime

“I found boxing so, so easy with incredible power, speed and accuracy,” the 44-year-old began when asked by Boxing Social about how he’d fare against the pair.

“For me personally? Probably both of them on the same night.

“That’s not disrespecting them, I love them, they’re nice kids.

“I’m just saying the way I am. Everybody knows – I’m not just blowing my own trumpet – I’m a one-off.”

Prince Naseem held the WBO, IBF and WBC featherweight titles during his 37-fight career – in which he won 36 times and lost just once.

The ultra-charismatic Sheffield man is widely considered to be British boxing royalty, due to his reign as a star in the late 1990s.

“I keep hearing about ‘levels’ and there really is,” Naz continued, “I set the bar too high, up to a point that you probably can’t even see it.

“But listen, this is their day, that was my day. That day is gone.”