The Prince moves to Windsor! Naseem Hamed, 48, moves near the Queen

The Prince moves to Windsor! Naseem Hamed, 48, looks a world away from his featherweight shape as he waves to fans from behind wheel of £120,000 Corvette Stringray after renting £1.4m house near to home of Queen

  • Prince Naseem Hamed, 48, is widely seen as one of the best boxers in history
  • A  featherweight in his prime, Naseem retired from boxing early at age of 28 
  • Now, he has moved into a £1.4 million townhouse in Windsor near the Queen
  • Stunned fans spotted him behind wheel of a £120,000 Corvette Stringray 
  • Prince Naseem Hamed looked happy and healthy as he waved at fans from behind the wheel of a £120,000 Corvette Stringray in Windsor today. 

    The former boxing champ, now 48, is renting a £1.4 million townhouse near Windsor Castle and stunned fans who spotted him ambling through Windsor town centre. 

    Naseem smiled and waved at the fans before driving off in the supercar. 

    The Sheffield-born former featherweight had previously been spotted walking his dog in the Berkshire town, with one fan saying ‘hardly anyone recognises him’. 

    It is unclear when Naseem moved into his new £1.4m home, which backs onto Windsor Castle. 

    Widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Naseem amassed £40 million in prize money from his fights and was said to have a property portfolio worth up to £70 million after his retirement. 

    Prince Naseem today

    Prince Naseem in his heyday

    Prince Naseem stunned fans who spotted him ambling through Windsor town centre 

    Naseem smiled and waved at the fans before driving off in a £120,000 Corvette Stringray

    Naseem smiled and waved at the fans before driving off in a £120,000 Corvette Stringray

    The Sheffield-born former featherweight had previously been spotted walking his dog in the Berkshire town, with one fan saying 'hardly anyone recognises him

    The Sheffield-born former featherweight had previously been spotted walking his dog in the Berkshire town, with one fan saying ‘hardly anyone recognises him

    The father-of-three retired at just 28 shortly after losing to Mexican great Marco Antonio Barrera in Las Vegas in 2001 – the only defeat of his professional career. 

    He fought once more after that fight, winning and attracting 11 million viewers. 

    Discussing his decision to retire so young, Naseem said: ‘After winning the fifth world title belt, I just thought, why not be one of the smart ones in boxing?’ 

    In 2015, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and several current boxers have cited him as an inspiration for their own careers.  

    He had a famous feud with fellow British boxer Chris Eubank, after accusing him imitation. 

    Naseem was widely known for him flamboyance and swagger. He would perform somersaults, christen every fight with a flip over the top rope and appear in leopard print shorts. 

    He was also a devout Muslim with Yemeni roots, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ before every fight.

    Naseem faced legal issues post-retirement and was jailed in 2006 after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

    On 2 May 2005 Hamed was involved in a 90-mph three-car collision at Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, while driving his £300,000 silver McLaren-Mercedes SLR.

    Hamed's talents made him a world champion with many seeing him as one of the greatest fighters of all time

    Hamed’s talents made him a world champion with many seeing him as one of the greatest fighters of all time

    Hamed celebrates a second-round stoppage against Daniel Alicea in 1996 with a somersault

    Hamed celebrates a second-round stoppage against Daniel Alicea in 1996 with a somersault

    Prince Naseem  only lost one fight throughout his whole career, coming in his penultimate bout

    Prince Naseem  only lost one fight throughout his whole career, coming in his penultimate bout 

    Hamed suffered the only defeat of his career in 2001 to Marco Antonio Barrera in Las Vegas

    Hamed suffered the only defeat of his career in 2001 to Marco Antonio Barrera in Las Vegas 

    He was involved in a three-way crash in his £325,000 Mercedes in May 2005 (pictured above)

    He was involved in a three-way crash in his £325,000 Mercedes in May 2005 (pictured above)

    The former world champion served 16 weeks of a 15-month sentence after the crash

    The former world champion served 16 weeks of a 15-month sentence after the crash 

    Sheffield Crown Court heard that Hamed had been anxious to impress businessman Asif Goro, who was a passenger in the McLaren-Mercedes at the time of the crash, when he crossed a solid white line at a speed of at least 90 mph and crashed head-on into a Volkswagen Golf that emerged from a dip in the road.

    Hamed’s car then hit a second vehicle, the Ford Mondeo he had been trying to overtake.

    Anthony Burgin, the 38-year-old driver of the Volkswagen Golf, was seriously injured, breaking every major bone in his body and suffering bruising to the brain.

    Hamed, who escaped the crash unhurt, was sentenced for 15 months in prison, of which he served 16 weeks, and given a four-year driving ban.

    There was also a civil court case rumoured to cost Hamed, who was also stripped of his MBE, up to £1 million plus legal costs, as Mr Burgin was deemed unable ever to work again.