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Sonny

Hopes he comes back from Prison and knocks Wlad Klitschko out. His Wins are stil much better than Klitschkos

Posted May 17, 2014 12:46 pm 


adedotun

Pls keep us updated, wish him luck and want to see him boxing again if he fit to boxing

Posted May 3, 2014 4:36 pm 


AssyrianGod

Yep, he had some good wins, but too often just turned up for the paycheck. He could have won the WBA title after Ali retired had he stuck around and been dedicated. Fighters like Tate, Weaver, Coetzee, Knoetze, Spinks, Dokes and Tillis who contested the WBA between 1979-82 were certainly beatable.

Posted April 12, 2014 12:12 pm 


Tom Cribb

@Assyrian God & Tark – Didnt Bugner beat Bonecrusher Smith and Levi Billupswhen he was 48? Also beat guys like Page, Bey, Tillis, Eklund, Dennis, Humamona and so on when he was a veteran of 80 or 90 fights and been pro for nearly 20 years. He got wins over Jimmy Ellis, Mac Foster, Wepner, Ramos, London, Cooper, Jiminez, Doyle etc as well. But yep he was lazy, forget the Bodell and Middleton losses, he was a 20 year old kid then, but he couldve beaten Lyle, Marvis Frazier and Tangstad for sure, he just couldnt be assed to make the effort.

Posted April 11, 2014 10:56 am 


TARK

Ike never saw himself as “The President” in any way.. He might have thought he was regal, intelligent, and dignified, and that’s why somebody bestowed the nickname on him.

.., “Call me Ike.” … He even said “Mr. President” was a demeaning nickname.

Posted April 10, 2014 4:21 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Heard a funny story from Ike’s trainer back in the day. He had a fight and decided not to weigh in, feeling it was unpresidential. Rather than get in a pissing contest his trainer said something like, “Mr President, the fight organizers are humbly requesting your presence at an event downstairs. He liked that and weighed in. He really viewed himself as a president.

Posted April 10, 2014 4:05 pm 


TARK

That’s “Mr. President” not “The President” for those of you who don’t know proper protocol.. Although that part in Ike’s hair doesn’t look very presidential — looks like he ducked a bullet.

Posted April 10, 2014 3:47 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

instances

Posted April 10, 2014 3:28 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Fight Aficionado.. Someone on here will thank me for the tireless work I put it promoting beaver and goose awareness one day. It’s something I take very seriously indeed, as should everyone who dares to venture into beaver and goose domain. A little bit of knowledge on the subject doesn’t just go a long way, it also can and does mean the difference between life and death in certain instance, be that the loss of life of one of our species or the loss of one’s beloved family pooch.

Posted April 10, 2014 3:27 pm 


moonshineman

The Mayweathers can give him some tips on doing time.

Posted April 10, 2014 2:07 pm 


Neil (Pomy)

He wont be anyway near as good as he was …. to old and spent too long in prison

Posted April 10, 2014 12:52 pm 


PitBull Petrill

Too little too late.

Posted April 10, 2014 10:40 am 


DMX

The picture I found of Ibeabuchi on Google was a bearded bloke weighing about 350lbs
This may be a work in progress to get him fit enough to fight again

Posted April 10, 2014 9:52 am 


Assyrian God

Bugner was older in Ring Years than Holmes and Foreman, he turned pro in 1967 at 17 yrs old. He was also sometimes lazy, like Jimmy Young, losing fights he was capable of winning.

Posted April 10, 2014 3:55 am 


Assyrian God

@Tark, you forget that Bugner turned pro in 1967, long before Holmes and before Foreman. He was only 17 then. He had more fights than both of them. So its not just chronological age, its Ring Age. But Bugner beat some OK fighters in his mid 40′s, and in his mid to late 30′s when he had been a pro for around 20 years he beat Page, Tillis, Bey, Eklund etc, all who were way younger than Bugner. He was a better fighter than Marvis Frazier, just as Ali was a better fighter than a 7- 0 Leon Spinks..just a sometimes lazy fighter like Jimmy Young. Both could have won some of the fights they lost. And Bugner gave Ali and Frazier much tougher fights than Jerry Quarry, Jimmy Ellis, Ernie Terrell, Ron Stander, Buster Mathis and George Chuvalo, among others.

Posted April 9, 2014 6:53 pm 


KOrnerman

Ike was a total beast in more ways than one and we need guys like him fighting,he’d probably destroy every current heavyweight even with 15 years ring rust..

Posted April 9, 2014 5:52 pm 


TARK

…”If Foreman, Holmes and Bugner could win in their 40′s.”

Bugner wasn’t beating anyone important — or anyone who wasn’t on life support from terminal cocaine addiction if they ever had been any good… Bugner lost to (9-0) Marvis Frazier when he was 33. Marvis was the last healthy and competitive boxer he fought — but Marvis’s next fight Larry Holmes polished him off in the first round.

BTW, Bugner is younger than Larry Holmes or George Foreman — and never came close to another title shot after Ali gave him a completely undeserved one.

Posted April 9, 2014 5:38 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

We cannot compare the greats of George Foreman and Larry Holmes with a contender like Ike Ibeabuchi.

Please, Foreman and Holmes had tons of ring expearence when they returned to boxing + that they had there time for prepurations and training and not to forget STAR names in boxing as they where 2 respected and recognised world heavyweight champions. They did a lot of good deeds for people in there community and church and for youth culture.

They had so much more then this once contender ever had and ever will have in his life time. They where honest hard working champs who fought against the odds so many times and won while this guy have never done anything of good deed outside the ring and convicted Rape charges is nothing to take lightly.

Also, how can people decide to belive in this guy BUT throw trash at Bernard Hopkins who is 49 years old and still the world champion?
I don’t get it.

Posted April 9, 2014 5:19 pm 


moonshineman

Mayweather can give him some tips on how to handle being in jail.

Posted April 9, 2014 4:26 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“If Foreman, Holmes and Bugner were able to string wins together in their 40′s, Ibeabuchi probably can…” – They weren’t loaded to the gills on pharmaceutical drugs or locked up. Ike may not have taken many punches but he’s surely not aging well.

Posted April 9, 2014 1:55 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

“I’m just thinking it would be a tough gig out of a ring into the back of a prison van and back to a cell.” DMX, Right you are. I can assure you that returning to prison was not what the men looked forward to doing. Getting leave prison (even for a short while) for the boxing shows was one way for the men to keep their sanity.

Posted April 9, 2014 11:27 am 


DMX

Mate
Both of these guys with pure hand speed, and a real f *cking dig, would give all the heavyweights at the time hell
I am a huge Lewis fan but was seriously worried what the President brought to the table
He was a monster insane but a monster all the same
I have no doubt whatsoever Ibeabuchi would have won a version of the heavyweight title

As a fan
A fight with him and Lewis would have been one of the greatest of all time

Posted April 9, 2014 11:26 am 


joey

just watched a re run of his fight with tua what a cracker.unlike the holding and wrestling all night long with todays hw jokers.

Posted April 9, 2014 11:04 am 


DMX

Yeah he was one tough motherf*cker
when he hit Bruno, Frank was his usual upright but out of it self

I’m just thinking it would be a tough gig out of a ring into the back of a prison van and back to a cell

What’s the go on these fighting prisoners ?
Especially at this elite level of boxing that they are conducting in

Posted April 9, 2014 10:34 am 


CurlyQ.Howard

When he was young, Jumbo had been involved in a robbery where someone was murdered (I don’t know the particulars – but I don’t believe that Jumbo was the murderer). Jumbo had been boxing during his stay in prison. In the seventies, inmates were allowed to box at amateur shows (at least throughout Illinois – I don’t know if the were allowed to cross the state line). Those who could qualify were very glad to get out of prison to go box at a show. In Jumbo’s fights that I witnessed, he put on a good show. Once, when he was fighting a talented boxer from Kentucky, Jumbo had his hands full until his opponent tried the rope a dope. Jumbo proceeded to lean in (body on body) to his opponent pressing so hard that any slack of the ring ropes was stretched out full. At that point, his opponent could no longer lean back (any further) to avoid Jumbo’s punch, and when Jumbo hit him with an overhand right, his opponent went head first over the top rope and out of the ring entirely. Jumbo was one strong young man.

Posted April 9, 2014 8:23 am 


DMX

Thanks Ken

Posted April 9, 2014 5:01 am 


Master Ken

Posted April 9, 2014 4:57 am 


DMX

Frank Bruno fought a guy called Jumbo Cummings
He was the first opponent to really smack Bruno
And Frank held on for dear life as his legs went to win on points
I am pretty sure Jumbo was doing a stretch for armed robbery when they fought

In what circumstances are prisoners allowed out to fight?

Posted April 9, 2014 3:31 am 


Assyrian God

…If Foreman, Holmes and Bugner were able to string wins together in their 40′s, Ibeabuchi probably can, but he wont win a world title. At his best he went life and death with Tua, a man Lewis beat easily, that puts him in perspective.

Posted April 9, 2014 3:27 am 


Turb0-Hamster

When they made Ike, it is as though they took Chris Eubank then injected him with 60Kg of mental.

Posted April 8, 2014 10:35 pm 


None

This article has no merit… So he was transferred. Is he getting released?

Posted April 8, 2014 10:25 pm 


Tomato Can

It’s a shame about Ibeabuchi, He doesn’t belong in prison, but that’s where they put the mentally disturbed in the US. As far as him ever boxing again, it’s not going to happen, and that a good thing in this case.

Posted April 8, 2014 10:00 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Anyone thinking Ike will be good to go when released are mistaken. He was force fed Thorazine while in prison. That stuff ruins your body.

Posted April 8, 2014 9:25 pm 


Fight Aficionado

LOL Gonzo. Like how you got the attacking goose thing in that Ike interview.

Posted April 8, 2014 9:23 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

A very interesting old Ibeabuchi interview I found teh other day.

‘ESB: First of all, Ike, thank you a great deal for doing this because it means a lot.

Ike Ibeabuchi: You’re welcome. Like I stated before, there is nothing that I will not do for my fans.

ESB: I can’t begin to tell you how hopeful some fans got in June 2005 when there was a chance that you could be paroled. When is your next parole hearing and can fans do anything to help you?

Ike Ibeabuchi: With all due respect, to the date of my last parole hearing, it was August 2004 not June 2005. My next parole hearing is scheduled for August 2007.

I don’t quite know what fans can do to help me. I suppose letters of concern to various state of Nevada officials, on my behalf, wouldn’t hurt (Governor, Secretary of State, Parole Commissioner, etc.). I would welcome any support I can get, even from President Bush. I hear he is a big boxing fan.

ESB: Can you describe your daily routine for us? I know one of the problems must be the inability to do real road-work or any traditional boxing exercises, but can you still do something to stay in shape?

Ike Ibeabuchi: My daily routine begins with prayer and fasting from 6:00 am to 12:00pm, during which time I do a rigorous workout. I will not reveal the specifics of my workout. I do not want the competition getting an early read, if you know what I mean. I do run, but not the traditional roadwork. I’m limited here.

I believe what the fans really want to know, is whether I am in shape. The answer is yes.

I’m in shape to fight right now. My boxing program includes shadow boxing and the study of “Psycho-pugilism”. God willing, I shall introduce the world o£ boxing to my new supreme delicacy Psycho-pugilism (The Food of The Warrior Boxing God) upon my eventual return to the ring.

I also study, go to school (college classes), and watch a little soap opera. I watch Law & Order and Jeopardy, almost everyday. By 10:00 pm, I’m in my room for the late evening news. I read mail and e-mails from my fans, and answer them accordingly. My evening is closed with a prayer while lying down in my bed.

ESB: The story of Mike Tyson’s stint in jail was to some degree glamorized and it was suggested the other inmates were afraid of him. Can you tell us how the other inmates respond to you and how you interact with them?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Unlike Mike Tyson, I am housed in the general population with other inmates. Therefore, I have the opportunity to mingle with inmates of different races and cultural backgrounds.

ESB: How does it feel when 1500 inmates call you “The Champ?”

Ike Ibeabuchi: Flattering. But God knows they are right. The justification being my accomplishments since my incarceration. My composure, tenacity, endurance, and overall conduct, worth emulating here in the prison. In short, I set positive examples. I identify all fellow inmates as “bro.” Many of them are even willing to do my time for me, for no cost. They are my turpitude, and I respect them dearly.

ESB: Without a doubt, the most memorable moment of your career to most fans is the devastating punch that basically did in Chris Byrd. Whenever fans ask about you on boxing forums, this is the first video clip they are shown. I am sure you were asked this before but can you please describe that whole moment one more time for us?

Ike Ibeabuchi: It was memorable but not the most. It was memorable because it was episodic. I was fighting circumstances of a façade outside of boxing, when the Chris Byrd fight was made. The most memorable moments were each of my ring entrances, where I displayed my ingenuity, which got better and better each time.

To describe the Chris Byrd fight, is to teach or describe how to catch or kill a fly with your bare hands. Do not try to catch the fly directly, even as it is perched or rests. Always aim at the vacuum of its escape. Most of the time, the vacuum becomes the fly at last when you open your hand.

ESB: Do you have any idea what reasoning Byrd tried to use in arguing with the referee when he got up? Many fans always asked what Byrd was trying to say there.

Ike Ibeabuchi: He didn’t believe I was able to do that to him, to out smart him. Of course, he’s a “spartan.” He is not going to quit until he can’t breathe anymore. After all, he did become a world champion.

ESB: The most memorable fight of your career was unquestionably the record breaking bomb fest against David Tua. Even though Tua has been beaten, nobody has ever done what you have against him. In preparation for that fight, did you train for precisely that kind of fight?

Ike Ibeabuchi: You see, it took only two fights to define me for most fans, David Tua and Chris Byrd. Two contrasting styles. Indeed, a symbolic crucifix gesture; that is by the way. Tua was tough, but to beat him, I had to do things only a superman would do. With the help of Curtis Cokes, my trainer, I had to be a genie. A sledgehammer wouldn’t have stopped me that night. I was thinking 15 rounds of boxing. 12 rounds was just incomplete. Remember now, in round 12, I started my round one routine again, indicating that I was beginning to do a second lap.

ESB: Do you still follow boxing? If so, can you give a few thoughts on the following fighters (strengths, weaknesses, and How you would fight them)?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I follow boxing.

ESB: Henry Akinwande?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Is he still boxing? I would hold him all night long.

ESB: Shannon Briggs?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I will make sure we are not fighting in New Jersey and then I will be alright.

ESB: Calvin Brock?

Ike Ibeabuchi: When it comes to costing, I am the project, and he is the job order. Point made.

ESB: Wladimir Klitschko?

Ike Ibeabuchi: It takes a longer time to obtain a Ph.D in the English language courses.

ESB: Sergei Lyakhovich?

Ike Ibeabuchi: It takes God and Heartbreaks to be a great finisher.

ESB: Oleg Maskaev?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I’m impressed but you know when the cats are away, the mice will play.

ESB: Samuel Peter?

Ike Ibeabuchi: All my brother needs to do is take his time.

ESB: Hasim Rahman?

Ike Ibeabuchi: It’s time to become a full-fledged politician. He practically knows everything.

ESB: Nikolai Valuev?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I can’t wait to fight a man at least.

ESB: Which of them is the best fighter right now in the division?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Samuel Peter is the best fighter, but he’s got to take his time to inflict pain to prove it.

ESB: Which boxers are you friends with?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Do you mean before a fight, or after a fight? No War, NO FRIENDS!

ESB: Who is the best p4p in the world right now?

Ike Ibeabuchi: My “boy,” Floyd Maywhether. When I see Floyd, and all his charisma, I say to him, “Thank You.”

ESB: Ike, I know life in Prison is a very difficult thing, so can you tell us what helps you keep your head together, and helps you get through the days?

Geese are territorial animals, especially during nesting season, when reports of goose attacks increase. The male goose is protecting the female and the nest from perceived threats. Follow these steps to prevent these attacks.

Instructions:

Prevent a Goose Attack

1
Call your local wildlife department if the geese in your area become too numerous or too aggressive. They can assist in making safe arrangements to move the geese if necessary.

2
Refrain from feeding the geese. Once geese lose their fear of humans, they begin nesting closer to office buildings and public parks.

3
Install a specially designed fence to keep geese off your property and limit access to water. The geese will move on to better nesting grounds when you cut off their water supply.

4
Use caution around geese in the spring, when the female lays her eggs and sits on the nest for incubation. Male geese are at their most aggressive at this time.

Stop a Goose Attack

1
Pay attention to the actions of the male goose when you enter his territory. If he sounds a warning, that is your signal to leave the area.

2
Show no fear. Geese are particularly attuned to body language and a show of fear may increase the intensity of the attack.

3
Maintain eye contact. Geese have excellent vision and interpret loss of eye contact as an act of fear.

4
Stay calm. Don’t yell or try to hit the male goose. The female may join the attack and then you will be in real trouble.

5
Keep your body facing directly toward the goose. Never turn your back on an attacking goose.

6
Walk slowly backwards if the goose hisses at you or spreads its wings. Use your peripheral vision to avoid tripping over obstacles.

7
Continue facing the goose and back slowly away at a 90-degree angle from the goose if he flies up at your face.

8
Make your escape and exit the area through a gate if possible. Geese rarely fly over a fence.

Ike Ibeabuchi: My life, even in prison, depicts a life that has been lived in the bible many times. I like to see myself as the (Baptist or the Messiah with God 1st), like Daniel in the Lion’s Den, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, but never burned, like Jacob who had run from his hairy brother in Dallas. Like Samson who saw wisdom and humility when his eyes were gone, like Moses who ruled scorpions and snakes in the desert, and I could go on and on.

ESB: What do you miss the most about being on the outside?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I miss everything a man in need would.

ESB: How did you get your nickname “The President”?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Alright “now,” with all due respect to the President of anything, and grandiosity apart, I am so way above that name “President,” so condescending. Shelly Mann, of Dallas, can agree with me, too. I’d rather be known by my real name in full “Ikemefula.” It is “nine” letters, indeed. A prayer to God for my strength to keep.

ESB: What do you want to say in closing to all your fans and the people reading this interview?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I would like the fans to know that I am an innocent man, and that I am being made a scapegoat for my perspicacity. Many know this. Nevertheless, I am dealing with this unfortunate circumstance to the very best of my ability. I have not stopped fighting and I never will. I was proclaimed the most dangerous man in the ring in 1999.

Now with my academic achievements and life experiences, I feel I have the ability to take huge strides outside the ring as well. Still, I equally share your pains of deprived quality boxing entertainment. With your continued support for justice, perhaps we can reverse the situation and get a rightful and true heavyweight champion back in the ring.

I love you all, and thank you for your untiring continued support in and out of the ring.

ESB: Ike, thank you again for doing this. Do you want your fans to write you and should we make public your email address?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Yes, my fans may write or email me at the following address, or web-site. I look forward to hearing from them.

Posted April 8, 2014 7:59 pm 


Anonymous

shut up TARK you wanker

Posted April 8, 2014 7:37 pm 


Derek

My mistake…denied parole FOUR times.

Posted April 8, 2014 7:14 pm 


Derek

Denied parole three times? Something is wrong with the guy. Prisons are overcrowded and if you’re up for parole and don’t get out you are probably a head case. He probably tried to force the parole board to call him “President.”

Posted April 8, 2014 7:13 pm 


Octavius Jomar Chatman

I wish him well; but it’s OVER. A possible Champion that NEVER was!!!!

Posted April 8, 2014 7:11 pm 


Virg

He will probably get some work against club fighters and make a few bucks, but nothing major. He’s a spent force and suffers from some pretty serious psychological issues (which is probably part of the reason why he is constantly being denied parole).

On a different note, roid rage doesn’t exist and supplements are MASSIVELY overrated.

Posted April 8, 2014 7:03 pm 


TARK

Liston was an old man when he came out of prison… So he used his brother’s birth certificate who was born 12 years later… His parents had 23 kids and two of them were named Charles.

“Oh Charles, we already have a kid named Charles..”

“Well… I like the name Charles.”

George Foreman named about 6 of his kids George.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:53 pm 


Tom Cribb

..If Foreman, Holmes and Bugner were able to string wins together in their 40′s, Ibeabuchi probably can, but he wont win a world title. At his best he went life and death with Tua, a man Lewis beat easily, that puts him in perspective.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:51 pm 


Tom Cribb

If Foreman, Holmes and Bugner were able to string wins together in their 40′s, Ibeabuchi probably can, but he wont win a world title. At his best he went life and death with Tua, a man Lewis beat easily, that puts him in perspective.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:50 pm 


Tom Cribb

Ibeabuchi was destined to be a contender, not a great champ. He went life and death with Tua, a man beaten very easily by Lewis. That puts Ibeabuchi in perspective. Sure, he might string a few wins together in his 40′s, after all George Foreman, Larry Holmes and even Joe Bugner were able to do that against certain opposition.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:48 pm 


lman

Training and supplements have advanced alot since 1999 so anything is possible

Posted April 8, 2014 5:45 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

I agree. Ike Ibeabuchi is 41 years old and ruined his boxing career when he was sent to prison back in 1999, that is almost 15 years away from boxing and training so what good promotor would sign with him any way?

He is a convicted rapist and I find it hard to support an PRO athlete with such heavy charges when it was more like solid evidences that nailed him in court.

Sorry but he will never again be a boxer to achive any more sucsess in the ring. Defeating tomato cans and journymen at very best but never defeat a solid top 10 contender in the heavyweight league.

Posted April 8, 2014 5:43 pm 


TARK

Well dwc.., Foreman was slow… like super slow…

The KO punch he laid on Michael Moorer was the ONLY time Foreman knocked anyone down or out in his last 7 fights. Somehow George got 3 title shots in his 40′s — and he wasn’t in line for a shot when he fought Moorer. Somehow he got the shot and MM wasn’t paying attention.

To me, Holmes was the best old boxer. He whipped Ray Mercer for real when he was 43 years old … and with a big fat stomach on him.

Ibeabuchi cannot ever count on being as lucky as Foreman.

He’s got to be good. He’s got to get the old stuff back he had in 1999. You saw 41-year-old Mansour the other night versus Cunningham.. Mansour doesn’t have it anymore. The man is old and gone … and will never get it back.

With Ike we don’t know… It would be a freakin’ miracle, but the man was one incredible talent … He’s gonna try.

Posted April 8, 2014 5:25 pm 


Seamy

will he get a license… he is
nuts after all…i think he will wipe the floor with everyone

Posted April 8, 2014 5:21 pm 


Adrian

Ike was a real deal and against tua he did much better then Lewis who was scared Shieeeet to engage at any times with tua! Ike could have give us some great fights and it’s a shame that he ruined his carriere

Posted April 8, 2014 5:06 pm 


dwc

Ibeabucki vs Tua was a great fight.And yes I thought Ibeabucki was the next heavyweight king.But hes been out of the ring to long…Tark I agree with you to a point but most of the older fighters like W.K. been fighting pretty steady.And guys that came back after a lay off werent out of the game as long as Ike.Maybe Foreman in his second career but he was a rare breed,and had to have a great mind-set for what he did…Ibeabuchi was a head case,and most likely has gotten worse from being locked up for so long.

Posted April 8, 2014 4:30 pm 


hekahusia

If the guy truly has any serious mental illness jail has probably increased the affliction. Tony Ayala is a good example of the inability of penal institutions to change or “rehabilitate” anyone. Ayala got out but soon was back in jail for similar behavior. Ibeabuchi return to the ring will surely amount to more head blows and not by the likes of Byrd but those of real punchers. He is in store for many beatings and who knows what it will do to him. Jail, institutions or death await this guy. But hey, he may surprise. Foreman returned as a changed person.

Posted April 8, 2014 4:20 pm 


dwdw2325

hey killing moon don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. talk to the rich idiots that glamorize thug life. start there.

Posted April 8, 2014 4:06 pm 


TARK

It’s not a massive problem… Ibeabuchi was possibly the most naturally gifted heavyweight ever. At 6’2″ X 245 he toyed with Chris Byrd, a boxer who easily outboxed David Tua. Byrd couldn’t handle Ike’s hand-speed and tricky combos.

Ibeabuchi was super green when he fought David Tua and wasn’t expected to win.. but he easily won a UD. He absorbed a few ringing left hooks along the way to test his chin in a serious way.. He also set a record for the number of punches thrown by a heavyweight in that fight.

With his chin, hand-speed, size, and strength, Ike only needs to get into super shape — and take a few warmup fights.

After all he’s only 41. Wladimir is 38 already. Larry Holmes came back at 41 and secured 2 more world title shots at ages 43 and 45 … Many thought Holmes beat Oliver McCall, and should have been Heavyweight Champion again at 45.

I give Ike a shot. Not a super good one … but if you have a shot at a world heavyweight title, you bare down like crazy and go after it.

Posted April 8, 2014 3:49 pm 


Eric_Suede

OMG, Just stop! Obviously he’s VERY delusional. Listen I was a huge Ibeabuchi fan & I feel he was on his way to becoming a champion but COME ON. His last fight was in 99. Think about that. He fought 2 years before Windows xp came out. He’s done.

Posted April 8, 2014 3:32 pm 


LOL

is he a good rap singer.

Posted April 8, 2014 2:43 pm 


Anonymous

Roid rage + mental illness = Ike Ibeabuchi

Posted April 8, 2014 2:32 pm 


The oracle of Delphi

If Ike wants to box after his release he should be allowed to do so. Being a former inmate and rapist, he will be blacklisted and restricted from many things in this society. At least let this guy box and make a living for better or worse…

Posted April 8, 2014 2:30 pm 


Hosteen

I am very confident that Wilder would fight Da Prez asap so he can let whomever know that he beat up an undefeated contender

Posted April 8, 2014 2:29 pm 


Dino

It would take him a year to get in shape, 3 tune up fights, that’s another year. Forget it.

Posted April 8, 2014 2:27 pm 


The oracle of Delphi

As usual PEEJ, you make no sense. How do you know that Tyson’s rape charge was bogus? Where you in the hotel room? Tyson said that it was good that he went to jail? How would anybody say that? He stated that it was familiar (not “good”), since he has been in jail before.

Posted April 8, 2014 2:25 pm 


Hosteen

Wilder will fight him

Posted April 8, 2014 2:22 pm 


Hosteen

I bet Wilder would love to fight Ike as soon as he is released so he can tell anyone who will listen that he beat up an undefeated heavyweight contender

Posted April 8, 2014 2:20 pm 


PEEJ

Tyson didn’t rape anybody, that was bogus. But he did do other things and admitted them and said that it was good that he was in jail. But just goes to show what can be done with you are famous.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:58 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Ibeabuchi WILL soon be released and that he will then resume his boxing career.” – It’s absurd Ike’s people are merely hopeful he’ll be released. He’s been in prison nearly 15 years for rape. That’s well above the average sentence and triple what Tyson served. Dude got railroaded bad.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:54 pm 


Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Sorry my mistake 25 % while you hold 4% of the worlds population…One can only guess when you hit 33% though…

Posted April 8, 2014 1:49 pm 


Reality

The USA does not hold 1/3 of the inmates in the world. Where did you felt that Bs statistic?

Posted April 8, 2014 1:44 pm 


Killing Moon The Soothsayer

dwdw2325 is clearly a fool who didn’t follow the tragedy which was Ibeabuchi’s life…They gave him 120 days in jail for the abduction of the 15-year old it was a huge positive and life-turning event for a big dangerous bipolar man…But why argue with someone who thinks it’s a great idea the U.S holds a 1/3 of the worlds collected inmates.. I mean clearly the system works…The U.S is a peaceful fun-loving place with no crimes at all.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:28 pm 


dwdw2325

def should be in jail. he crippled a kid before this crime spree

Posted April 8, 2014 1:15 pm 


Hosteen

Slater is really carving a niche for himself by reporting on heavyweights who are either total has been’s or who are never were’s.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:57 pm 


rod

should not have been in jail. Definitely should not return to boxing.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:56 pm 


Power VCT™

Wow!

Posted April 8, 2014 12:28 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

“Ibeabuchi and Tua threw more punches in 10 x Rounds that Ali and Frazier threw in 15 x Rounds
It was an incredible fight with both guys in their absolute prime.” And any fight fan who hasn’t seen it should watch the entire fight. It is that good.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:18 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

Why not deport him to Nigeria?

Posted April 8, 2014 12:16 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Who would protect Floyd from him?…

Posted April 8, 2014 12:06 pm 


dwdw2325

no license for him. let him fight underground or be a floyd mayweather bodyguard

Posted April 8, 2014 12:03 pm 


PEEJ

He had the ability to be something great. But in no way should he be allowed to resume his career. That Tua fight did something to him which seemed to make him do what he did. He should not be allowed to box.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:02 pm 


Edgar Guevara

15 years the game is over.

Posted April 8, 2014 11:22 am 


dwdw2325

yeah ok ,its the american justice system that made the idiot do all the crimes. think.

Posted April 8, 2014 10:20 am 


who is Ike Ibeatahoochie

????????

Posted April 8, 2014 10:13 am 


Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Ike Ibeabuchi should never have been in jail…He should have been in a mental institution getting the prober medical treatment..But once again the american judicial system shows it’s flaws…I’ve heard Ibeabuchi actually have taken two degrees while in jail…I’m not so sure he’ll return to the ring…And honestly I wouldn’t want him to at this point…He’s too old now.

Posted April 8, 2014 10:04 am 


dwdw2325

insane in the membrane. let him be. keep him away from boxing

Posted April 8, 2014 9:33 am 


Naz

Ike reminded me of Holyfield. So much talent there. Prime years all gone

Posted April 8, 2014 9:02 am 


knowall

What a waste, but DNX yeah ike tua was brilliant

Posted April 8, 2014 8:57 am 


third world

what makes this writer think that he will paroled? tony ayala,the former jr.middleweight contender resumed his career until he ran into former champ and warhorse yori boy campos. stranger thigs have happened. through faith,all things are possible. he will be viewed as a villain,and rightly so, and i’m not sure any promoter would touch him with a ten foot pole.but it’s boxing,so as a novelty he’ll probably get some work.

Posted April 8, 2014 8:52 am 


huckster

he got nothing to lose. he could do the tomato can thing like wilder.

Posted April 8, 2014 8:49 am 


DMX

Ibeabuchi and Tua threw more punches in 10 x Rounds that Ali and Frazier threw in 15 x Rounds
It was an incredible fight with both guys in their absolute prime

Posted April 8, 2014 8:45 am 


Jonn E. JaGozza

I remember Ike only vaguely and actually I don’t believe that a fighter who has been in prison all those years will come out as great a fighter as when he went in, He’ll be stale and tight . timing and rhythm will be off and he’ll look sluggish…. In prison you don’t get the best trainers .. and lastly he’ll be an old 41 year old fighter, … I wish him only the best .. ..Boxingdictionary.com “The Language of the Ring

Posted April 8, 2014 8:31 am 


DMX

The boxing landscape would have been very different today if Ike Ibeabuchi and Edwin Vallero had still been around . . .

Posted April 8, 2014 8:22 am 


Longrob

I’m sorry, but the writer has some bad info. Prison is not a hard life for a guy like Ike. He has been basically eating, sleeping and working out for 15 years. Life is actually much more difficult for those of us on the outside with stressful jobs, bills and families. I’ve done time. If anything, prison preserves you. Look at Amir Mansour.

Posted April 8, 2014 8:07 am 


Tomato Can

The last thing Ibeabuchi needs is to resume his career. He’s not mentally sound.

Posted April 8, 2014 7:54 am 


wazza_g1980

If a hooker pisses you off clearly locking her in a closet is a generally bad idea, Wilder’s choke-out seems the logical strategy…

Posted April 8, 2014 7:41 am 


RAYGORDON REID

ugh

Posted April 8, 2014 7:35 am 


Decapitor

Damn, 15 years it’s a lot of time for a hoe

Posted April 8, 2014 7:26 am 


Hosteen

Why is this news?

Posted April 8, 2014 6:32 am 


Boxing Barlow

Yeah I agree, he threw it all away, he could have been something special.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:30 am 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

He ruined his boxing career.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:27 am 



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