1999-04-10 Naseem Hamed w rsc 11 Paul Ingle, MEN Arena, Manchester, England - WBO
1999-04-10 Naseem Hamed w rsc 11 Paul Ingle, MEN Arena, Manchester, England - WBO. Referee: Joe Cortez. Although retaining his title for the 12th time, Hamed (126) again looked less than convincing despite dropping Ingle (125½) for ‘eight’ in the first round after landing two solid lefts to head and body. As the fight wore on, regardless of the fact that he had Ingle on the floor from a body shot in the sixth, it was noticeable that whenever Hamed opened up he was caught by solid counters and though he was winning the rounds it remained competitive. All that changed in ninth and tenth as Ingle began to force Hamed back with stinging attacks, but early in the 11th things changed again as the champion drove in a terrific left to his oncoming rival’s head, which dropped him and brought about a referee’s stoppage after 45 seconds of the round had elapsed.