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Old 10-24-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Did Naseem Hamed used to spar a Heavyweight as part of his training?

I heard about this, but I cannot find the proof. Did he actually used to spar a heavyweight? If so, that's crazy.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Did Naseem Hamed used to spar a Heavyweight as part of his training?

That'd explain how he looked so bad against Barrera.. he was getting used to all them slow punches and Barrera lit his funky looking ass up
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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That'd explain how he looked so bad against Barrera.. he was getting used to all them slow punches and Barrera lit his funky looking ass up
At his old gym in Sheffield he used to spar against some heavyweight,yeah.

Dont think it was part of his training when he was getting ready for world title fights
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Did Naseem Hamed used to spar a Heavyweight as part of his training?

I fought at 168 and I used to spar with heavyweights quite a bit. They hit like a load of bricks and you're taking quite a bit of damage even on blocked punches. Maybe in joking Naseem sparred with some heavies, but that size difference would be insurmountable if the heavy went full bore against him.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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I fought at 168 and I used to spar with heavyweights quite a bit. They hit like a load of bricks and you're taking quite a bit of damage even on blocked punches. Maybe in joking Naseem sparred with some heavies, but that size difference would be insurmountable if the heavy went full bore against him.
The Klitschkos often spar against Andy lee.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: Did Naseem Hamed used to spar a Heavyweight as part of his training?

I think he used to spar with Pele Reid, but nothing really serious. (obviously)


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Old 10-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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Default Re: Did Naseem Hamed used to spar a Heavyweight as part of his training?

There is footage of him sparring Clifton Mitchell here:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW5b3WTBAeQ[/ame]


(At 1:47 onwards.)

I think they were only hitting to the body, though.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:28 PM   #8
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Default Re: Did Naseem Hamed used to spar a Heavyweight as part of his training?

there is a video of a heavyweight talking about sparring with Naz but I think it's light sparring to work on certain things
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:29 PM   #9
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^ just seen outboxer's video post
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #10
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Default Re: Did Naseem Hamed used to spar a Heavyweight as part of his training?

I remember seeing a piece Sky did on Hamed's preparation for Barrera. They showed him spar with a HW but only bodyshots, the HW said Hamed hits hard and he felt his punches.

EDIT : the video was posted but it's just a small excerpt, I can't find the full piece.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #11
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I remember seeing a piece Sky did on Hamed's preparation for Barrera. They showed him spar with a HW but only bodyshots, the HW said Hamed hits hard and he felt his punches.

EDIT : the video was posted but it's just a small excerpt, I can't find the full piece.
yes, it's the build up to kevin kelley.

here it is, he does spar clifton mitchell.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #12
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yes, it's the build up to kevin kelley.

here it is, he does spar clifton mitchell.

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Thanks man. My bad it was Kelley.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #13
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #14
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Default Re: Did Naseem Hamed used to spar a Heavyweight as part of his training?

At the Ingle gym everyone spars everyone, though its not always full contact & they do lots of body sparring.

Even after Nas won a world title he was still sparring with young kids & bigger guys.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:09 PM   #15
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How serious was it as part of his training? I mean, most amateurs have sparred heavyweights at some point. Extreme size differences are not the most productive thing for either fighter, but whatever floats your boat, sometimes you don't have that many sparring partners to choose from.
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