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Dobin the horse
08 May 11 20:36
Date Joined: 17 Jun 07
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Never heard off him but was watching tua's latest fight on eurosport and decided to check out tua's record which ain't bad and seen he lost to this guy interested story...
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Report freddiek May 8, 2011 9:19 PM BST
yeah he was on the cusp of big fame and title shots etc. but had some mental problems and was done for assaulting a woman or something like that

been behind bars for about 10 years, refused parole a few times
Report carlos monzon May 8, 2011 9:20 PM BST
For me the best hevyweight of the 90s. Yes I rate him above lennox and holyfeild
Report carlos monzon May 8, 2011 9:24 PM BST
His got some kind of a degree now in prison, that's the last I heard of him which was about 2 years ago.

Demons have possessed my prison cell. Think dat was one of the statements y he was refused bail.

Think he was saying the same thing wen he just got done for rape. Think the demons messed him up.
Report carlos monzon May 8, 2011 9:26 PM BST
His performance vs chris Byrd was one of the best from a heavy for many years
Report The Great Daylami May 9, 2011 12:49 AM BST
Alot in common with Tyson, needed a Cus D'amato figure also.

Was definitely the most exciting of the young heavyweights in the late 90s.
Report SUPER KEVIN DAVIES May 9, 2011 1:42 AM BST
I remember telling anyone who would listen that Ibeabuchi and Rahman would be dominant figures on the heavy scene. Suppose I was wrong. Least Rahman had his 15 mins of fame but at the time, I expected a lot more.

Ibeabuchi - Who knows what he could have gone on to become. Sad that we'll never know.
Report carlos monzon May 9, 2011 3:05 AM BST
Yes yes. I thought Rahman would also be alot better than he turned out to be.

The fact is Rahman is and was always so talented, all u have to do is watch clips of wat he can do in some of his fites. Excellent fighter, with all round ability but again no mentality watsover. Totaly frooze in the 2nd lewis fite, was screaming at the tv telling Rahman to throw the rite hand but he never did.

As for ike he defo had the mentality ( a bit too good in that department if u ask me) but he was very raw.

Amazing performance vs Byrd. Loved dat 1 so much bought the DVD of the boxing news man twice. Lost d 1st 1
Report PoleCatEddy May 21, 2011 2:22 AM BST
He's got very fat in the slammer, but expect a comeback when he gets out. Who knows, maybe he'll beat George Foreman's age record :)
Report Horangi. December 28, 2015 6:14 PM GMT
Ike's out.  The President set to resume his career next year. 

Honestly don't think he was as good as some billed him to be but solid prospects always capture the imagination.  Certainly was a decent looking prospect and could've made a living boxing in the heavyweight division, especially over the last decade or two which have been very weak.
Report Eeternaloptimist December 30, 2015 8:17 PM GMT
Ike was very good but if memory serves me right the mental health problems started after he and Tua beat the granny out of each other. Hopefully he stays sane this time whether he fights or not. It was too early to say how good he would have been but he did see to have a great deal of talent. I wonder how he would have coped with some of the huge guys like Vitali?
Report freddiek December 31, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
think he got shafted. even tyson only done about 4 years inside.
Report Eeternaloptimist January 1, 2016 1:35 PM GMT
But if you are mad as a box of frogs you're detained as long as it takes freddie. Not punishment. Public safety.
Report carlos monzon November 20, 2016 4:43 PM GMT
Unblievable monster

Would have ate holyfeild and bowe
Report carlos monzon November 20, 2016 4:44 PM GMT
Only man to take Tua punches.

Never shaken

Amazing build

Would have destroyed tyson in late 90s and early 2000
Report TheChaser November 24, 2016 3:00 PM GMT
He's meant to be out i was reading abut him last year
Report TheChaser November 24, 2016 3:01 PM GMT

Sure his old trainer was speaking about a fall out in the old days
Report TheChaser November 24, 2016 3:06 PM GMT
In January 2016, his green card and citizenship papers were applied for in good standing and in order.[6]

In April 2016, Ibeabuchi was arrested for violating conditions of his probation in Gilbert, Arizona.[7]

well that will be that then Laugh
Report TheChaser November 24, 2016 3:10 PM GMT
There was talk of Ibeabuchi fighting undefeated Andy Ruiz Jr. in his first fight back but guys who’ve been off for 17 years don’t come right out and fight a contender. Even Ibeabuchi. Still, “The President” says he doesn’t see any candidates in the current version of the weight class.

“I feel that the crops of heavyweights now are very miniature,” he said. “They are not good. I can beat all of them in one night, I swear to God. They are not good. What the world has now is heavyweights that are mediocre as compared to the likes of Lewis and Tyson or Holyfield. These guys can’t fight! You can see that. I could go in there and beat all of them up, I swear to God.”

“The only opponent, the only person that I believe could fight, or would be determined to fight, would be Wladimir Klitschko,” Ibeabuchi stated. “But all the other guys are fake. They can’t stand 12 rounds with me, I swear to God. So, this is a chance I have and I want to prove it by being in the ring and that’s the truth.”
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