Naseem Hamed steps into the ring for his very first title fight. Fighting for the European Bantamweight title, he has to face the very experienced Vincenzo Belcastro. This fight starts off with a bang, but slowly evolves into a highly contestable event.
Naseem Hamed is forced to think about what he’s doing, and deploy a game plan that he can sustain over the entire duration of the fight. It’s most certainly not a one sided fight, although certain early signs made onlookers think that would be the case. Vincenzo Belcastro makes a good account of himself, cleverly picking his shots and trying not to be distracted by Naseem’s antics…
Naseem Hamed steps into the ring against real opposition, for the first time.