The Prince and the Flash: The Story of Naseem Hamed vs. Kevin Kelley

By Eric Raskin

Twenty years ago, an undefeated, power-punching British featherweight of Yemeni descent named “Prince” Naseem Hamed brought his show to America for the first time when he faced his toughest professional test, New Yorker Kevin Kelley, a.k.a. “The Flushing Flash,” at Madison Square Garden. The hype was off the charts. And the fight exceeded all hype.

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