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    A Comeback for Ike Ibeabuchi?

    Several web sites are reporting that Ike Ibeabuchi is plotting a comeback with an eye toward appearing on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's next fight in April.

    Ibeabuchi was released from prison in February of 2014. His story was nicely covered by Michael Woods in a piece that was posted here on TSS on April 14, 2014: "Whatever Happened to Ike Ibeabuchi?"

    Ibeabuchi's last fight was March 20, 1999 when he dismissed Chris Byrd in five rounds. His signature win was a quick blastout of David Tua.

    George Foreman will always be the standard-bearer when one talks about comebacks. But Foreman was 38 when he returned to the ring after a 10-year absence. Ibeabuchi turns 43 on Feb. 2 and will have been inactive for 17 years, assuming that reports of a comeback are true.

    It's worth noting that Ibeabuchi is 14 months younger than Shannon Briggs who last fought in September, scoring a second round knockout over a lightly regarded opponent, Briggs' eighth straight win.

    How good was Ibeabuchi? Frequent contributor "oubobcat" wrote that Ibeabuchi had the tools to be a dominant heavyweight champion. I concur.

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    Re: A Comeback for Ike Ibeabuchi?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArneK. View Post
    Several web sites are reporting that Ike Ibeabuchi is plotting a comeback with an eye toward appearing on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's next fight in April.

    Ibeabuchi was released from prison in February of 2014. His story was nicely covered by Michael Woods in a piece that was posted here on TSS on April 14, 2014: "Whatever Happened to Ike Ibeabuchi?"

    Ibeabuchi's last fight was March 20, 1999 when he dismissed Chris Byrd in five rounds. His signature win was a quick blastout of David Tua.

    George Foreman will always be the standard-bearer when one talks about comebacks. But Foreman was 38 when he returned to the ring after a 10-year absence. Ibeabuchi turns 43 on Feb. 2 and will have been inactive for 17 years, assuming that reports of a comeback are true.

    It's worth noting that Ibeabuchi is 14 months younger than Shannon Briggs who last fought in September, scoring a second round knockout over a lightly regarded opponent, Briggs' eighth straight win.

    How good was Ibeabuchi? Frequent contributor "oubobcat" wrote that Ibeabuchi had the tools to be a dominant heavyweight champion. I concur.
    The buzz is so loud on the pugvine that it is a richter scale of a major super earthquake causing havoc.

    I hope all this news about Ibeabuchi is spot on. And, of course, the bonus bulljive about the Canadian shadow Michael Koncz making tsAH blink and step off like a bytch.

    OMFG! TsAH finally got chin checked. So it appears. But dat sucka might be playing possum, because despite the Farce of the Century, MAYPAC II might be coming to a theatre near you or on your flatscreen tv. Holla!

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    Re: A Comeback for Ike Ibeabuchi?

    I really believe had Ibeacuchi stayed out of trouble that he not only would have been the undisputed heavyweight champion but would have been totally dominant in his reign. The kind of dominance that Tyson had in his heyday. Ike was immensely talented with rare hand speed for a heavyweight that resembled the hand speed of those top Lightweights and Welterweights of the 90's. His fight on ESPN against Everon Davis just prior to the Byrd fight had many hardcore fans, including Max Kellerman, drooling over the potential of Ibeabuchi.

    I don't know what if anything he has left. But I do admit I am intrigued and those that remember him have to be as well.

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    Re: A Comeback for Ike Ibeabuchi?

    Interesting news! He hasn't been absorbing punishment for the last 15 years, so that's a plus (although not sure prison for that length of time is great either). But if I remember correctly, he ballooned up in weight, and he's not exactly of sound mind. It's unlikely that all those years in maximum security prison rehabilitated him. In fact, I think he was immediately deported from the United States upon his release (it was all murky, some said he was released, others questioned that, etc). I do remember he was denied parole on several occasions throughout the 2000's. I remember reading that he was slipping into psychopathy in the months that preceded the imprisonment of the escort (don't recall all the particulars), where his already bizarre behavior began to manifest itself more frequently to the point that he was untrainable (one tidbit, and this is minute in retrospect, is he required that he be addressed as 'president').

    Unfortunately, Lewis - Ibeabuchi and Klitschko(s) - Ibeabuchi fights are lost for the ages. I'm skeptical but will definitely stay tuned.

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    http://youtu.be/RGeIBR8mPXo

    Ike was a beast!

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    Re: A Comeback for Ike Ibeabuchi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoulder Roll Defense View Post
    True da! True da!

    Too bad he was not a Yank. Some AmerKano boxers have done much more ratchet syet to working girls in Sin City than Ike-I could imagine, and nothing happened to them. Or they just got slapped on the wrist.

    D-Wild comes to mind. But I ain't starting no syet on New Year night in Maynila 'cause I'm havin' a thrillaaaaa!

    If tsAH would have been shadowing Ike-I, that dude -- Ike-I -- probably would have smashed the records of every heavyweight.

    Oh, YUP! He was a beast from the East! And the West didn't play that. So in jail, they gave him a long-term slave-wage least. Holla!
    Last edited by Radam G; 12-31-2015 at 12:23 PM.

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    Re: A Comeback for Ike Ibeabuchi?

    TsAH is an arch-super demigod with immense, unstoppable powers. He would have gotten Ike-I a clean slate, as he has done for D-Wild and some other beating-women's-arses rapists in his stable of pugs with ugly mugs.

    Whaddup wif it? There are no women in tsAH's stable. What does he have against managing women on da slick, as he is doing do small d¥cks! Hehe! Holla!

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    Re: A Comeback for Ike Ibeabuchi?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArneK. View Post
    Several web sites are reporting that Ike Ibeabuchi is plotting a comeback with an eye toward appearing on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's next fight in April.

    Ibeabuchi was released from prison in February of 2014. His story was nicely covered by Michael Woods in a piece that was posted here on TSS on April 14, 2014: "Whatever Happened to Ike Ibeabuchi?"

    Ibeabuchi's last fight was March 20, 1999 when he dismissed Chris Byrd in five rounds. His signature win was a quick blastout of David Tua.

    George Foreman will always be the standard-bearer when one talks about comebacks. But Foreman was 38 when he returned to the ring after a 10-year absence. Ibeabuchi turns 43 on Feb. 2 and will have been inactive for 17 years, assuming that reports of a comeback are true.

    It's worth noting that Ibeabuchi is 14 months younger than Shannon Briggs who last fought in September, scoring a second round knockout over a lightly regarded opponent, Briggs' eighth straight win.

    How good was Ibeabuchi? Frequent contributor "oubobcat" wrote that Ibeabuchi had the tools to be a dominant heavyweight champion. I concur.
    And I concur with your concurrence.

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