Hamed was forced to spend another night in London because of a visa problem. He had hoped the necessary paperwork would be completed at the United States Embassy in time for him to catch Monday night's 7pm Concorde flight from Heathrow. However, he did not obtain the visa and departed on yesterday morning's 10.30am flight.
Hamed was joined by his brothers and managers, Riath and Nabeel, as well as Dominic Ingle, who has been supervising the training of the champion in London. Ingle's father and Hamed's senior trainer, Brendan, who has been involved in a recent difference of opinion with Hamed, has been in the States since Friday awaiting the arrival of the champion.
Frank Warren, the promoter, who left with Hamed, said: "All the problems have been solved. There was a problem with the visa and it's all been sorted. That's why we're getting on the plane."Reuse content