When one considers how far the lighter weight categories have come in today’s times many don’t remember where it all began.
In terms of who brought money and big interest to the small weights in the beginning.
While a controversial figure, before Prince Naseem Hamed, all the big money in boxing was largely in the heavyweight division.
After Hamed’s flashy but highly explosive knockout style burst onto the scene in the 1990s, smaller weights years later saw the benefit of TV Networks investing more into them.
Hamed is now long retired from boxing but it appears he may have a son as a boxer in the making here.
This video shows he is perhaps trying to follow in his father’s footsteps:
(Hat tip Fight Hype YouTube)
This continues a bit of a trend in boxing at the moment, moreover.
In that, big names of the past are having their kids getting involved more and more.
Only recently the UK’s Ricky Hatton’s son, Campbell Hatton, made a successful start to his professional boxing career.
Winning on points in Gibraltar.
In recent years the likes of Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank’s sons, Conor and Chris Eubank Jr, also making successful goes of professional boxing.