Naseem: The Prince Who Will Be King

23-year-old boxing hero Naseem Hamed is compared to Muhammed Ali, by both himself and the millions of Britons who tune into his fights. This film follows ‘Naz’ during the most important year of his rise to stardom. He returns to his native Yemen, where he’s become a national hero; the president has given him a silver Mercedes, saying he’s put the country on the map. Intimate footage reveals the rituals and mental exercises he uses before going into the arena for a fight. With little to fear from any possible opponent, Naseem looks forward to writing his own entry in boxing’s hall of fame.

52 mins, 1997

Peter Delfgou

Executive Producer
Simeon Pines