1998-10-31 Naseem Hamed w pts 12 Wayne McCullough, Boardwalk Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO

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1998-10-31 Naseem Hamed w pts 12 Wayne McCullough, Boardwalk Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 116-112, 118-110, 117-111. Although starting with three-punch combinations, after Hamed (125) tired of trying to put his tough challenger on the floor he began to showboat, an action that incensed the fans. The light-punching McCullough (124) always took the fight to Hamed, being prepared to take blows to land his own, but he was unable to determine the way the fight went as he was unable to hurt the latter. Having predicted he would take McCullough out inside three rounds and failed, Hamed was advised by many of the boxing fraternity to concentrate on his boxing skills before it was too late.