Aadam Hamed to turn pro as co-main event to Oleksandr Usyk's unified world title defence against Dubois

Aadam Hamed, the son of Prince Naseem Hamed, has been announced by Queensberry Promotions that he will be making his professional debut on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk’s unified world title defence against Daniel Dubois on the 26th of August in Wroclaw, Poland.

The announcement surprised the British leg of the press tour between the two heavyweights, with Aadam supported by his father, Nassem. Nassem was named as the co-main event for the unified heavyweight title matchup.

Speaking today at the press conference, Nassem spoke proudly and thanked Egis Klimas, Usyk Promotions & Frank Warren for allowing his son to make his professional debut on a card of such significance.

“It is a great pleasure to be here, and i can see my old promoter, who is not old to me, Frank Warren. Frank is not old to me. It was amazing going through my career with Frank Warren, and i believe that he is the best promoter (in the sport). We (& Aadam) have been given an amazing opportunity for Aadam to be the co-main event of this event by Egis (Klimas) & Oleksandr Usyk.

“I want to thank Egis & Usyk Promotions. This is a big big opportunity to showcase my son’s skills. He is going to do that, he is very confident, and he has been training for a long time. I know for you guys (media present), it must have been a big surprise to see us come through (Aadam & Nassem) and appear on a huge card very early in his career.

“I’m a very, very proud father. I have always been very confident in myself and in the abilities of my son. I’m looking forward to Aadam climbing through the ropes and not flipping himself over them ropes (Nassem’s traditional ring entrance) and just basically showing how good he is.

“He is a future star in boxing, and i truly believe that, god willing. For me, it will be like a breath of fresh air. I’m looking forward to it, and i am very thankful for this opportunity for my son.”

Aadam downplayed the prospect that he has big boots to fill when asked by Dev Sahni, who was hosting today’s press event, which took place in London.

“I have said it before, and i will say it again. I’m trying to fill my own boots and be the best version of me.

“I will be able to do that for sure, and i am very confident in myself to show my skills and be able to do big things in the sport.

No details about which weight the twenty-three year old Aadam will compete at to open his professional career have been confirmed.