Naseem Hamed K.O.s his Opponent in the 4th Round Our Naz is Back! [Archives:2000/11/Front Page]

March 13 2000

For the 14th time, Naseem Hamed was able to defend his World Boxing Organization Championship featherweight title for the 14th time by stopping former IBF super bantamweight champion Vuyani Bungu of South Africa in the fourth round Saturday.
Contrary to some of his latest matches, Naseem proved to be in form and as strong as ever in the match that lasted only 3 full rounds and 2 minutes of the 4th round.
Bungu, stopped for the first time in 40 fights, defended the super-bantamweight title 13 times before stepping up to fight Hamed.
“That was a stunning knockout,” Hamed said. “Nobody had taken him out. He got stretched tonight. Now I would love to fight Erik Morales [WBC and WBO super-bantamweight champion].”
“You saw the real Naseem Hamed tonight. He dismantled tonight a terrific fighter who had not lost in eight years and was one of the finest 120 pound fighters I have ever seen.” said HBO boxing executive Lou DiBella. As the whole country felt quite happy with this victory, they all look forward to seeing him defeat his next opponent. Yemenis and Naz fans all over the world were delighted to witness the return of the prince to his best form.