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Prince Naseem Hamed has revealed he's the happiest he's ever been following an unrecognisable transformation from his boxing days.
Pictures of the former boxer went viral earlier in the week as the Brit went for a stroll near his home in Windsor. Fans were left stunned at the 48-year-old – who has now insisted he's the happiest he has been in his entire life.
Speaking to the Daily Mail this week, Hamed said: "I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I’ve never been in a better place… I wish I could walk around with a camera, the number of people who stop and talk to me!"
Hamed is currently renting a £1.4 million townhouse that backs onto Windsor Castle.
The former boxer, originally from Sheffield, dropped off the radar after hanging up his gloves in 2002.
Hamed retired on an impressive record of 36-1, the one loss coming to Marco Antonio Barrera one year before he called time on his career.
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The former featherweight added to The Mail, when talking about his new life in Windsor, if his cockiness is still there: "100 per cent, but I’m more humble now."
The iconic boxer is now helping his son Aadam Naseem follow his own professional dreams.
However, Hamed had said in 2015: "I don’t want my kids to fight.
"Beyond the smile and humour, the flying carpets, and all the razzmatazz, I wanted to knock someone out cold.
"If you ruffled those feathers, I really wanted to knock someone out. Why would I want a guy with that same intention standing opposite my son?"
The boxer's opinion looks to have changed, and he was snapped training his son in February.
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