Prince Naseem To Fight In March

Britain's Naseem Hamed will defend his WBO featherweight title against American challenger Junior Jones at London's Olympia on March 11.

The fight had originally been planned for New York but was switched to England after Hamed's latest disappointing performance in the United States.

On Oct. 23 in Detroit, Hamed won a unanimous decision over WBC titleholder Cesar Soto in a match that was more wrestling than boxing.

Hamed, 33-0, had struggled in previous trips across the Atlantic. He was floored three times by Kevin Kelley at Madison Square Garden and struggled to an unconvincing win over Wayne McCullough.

Jones, who is from New York, is a former WBO super-bantamweight champion. He is 47-4 with 27 knockouts.

In his latest outing, Jones won a majority decision against Tracy Harris in Las Vegas on Nov. 13.

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