VIDEO: Amir Khan Trains the Son of Boxing Legend Prince Naseem Hamed

Published 09/07/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 14: Professional boxer Amir Khan trains at a sparring session at Wild Card Boxing Club on November 14, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


Welterweight elite Amir Khan was recently seen training Prince Naseem Hamed’s son, Aadam Hamed, while the youngster looked prominent on the mitts. The video raised several eyebrows as Hamed can possibly make his boxing debut soon, with Amir Khan looking for a return.

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President of the WBC Middle East, ‘King’ Khan took a hiatus from the sport in 2019 after beating Billy Dib in the headliner of the inaugural SBL event. Post the fight, he garnered several call-outs. But the Brit concentrated on his administrative roles.

However, several reports cite him to be looking for a comeback fight. He recently met Eddie Hearn, which many believe to be a negotiation for his comeback fight, potentially against Kell Brook. Although no reports are confirmed, Khan’s latest video surely strengthens the rumors.

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Amir Khan and Aadam Hamed trained in Dubai, displaying sheer abilities. Khan looked brilliant and seemed in shape. Hence, a return can intrigue and can send the whole combat world into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Aadam Hamed comes in with the legacy of his father ‘Prince’. So, his pro debut will also allure many old-school fans.

In a few clips, Hamed has already displayed similar attributes to his father. Thus, the future looks bright for him. That said, Amir Khan continues to be the bigger name, clearly, amongst the two. Therefore, his comeback looks like one of the hottest topics in the combat world.

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There are high chances of Khan lacing up the boxing gloves, especially when almost every old-school legend has returned in exhibitions. But 34-year-old Amir Khan should come back for a pro-contest. Following his latest performance in 2019, he has been inactive for merely two years. Thus, he can still come and offer tough challenges to several modern-day fighters.

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Boasting a 34-5 record, former champion ‘King’ Khan vs Kell Brook can be a good fight. Meanwhile, Conor Benn has also called out Khan several times.

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In response, the ex-welterweight world champion has shown no interest in ‘The Destroyer’. But looking at his sheer popularity, Amir Khan will surely bag a big name on his opposite end. So, only time can tell what he has in mind.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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