Originally Posted by ron u.k.
Ibeabuchi seems to be getting better as every year passes. At this rate he's going to end up an ATG.
Ike had that intangible that we saw in former ATG's shortly before him. The Klitschkos never had it. The most important intangible, the ability to fight, a good solid chin, plus he had the that size and atheletic ability. He was going to be that next PPV attraction, like Holyfield, Tyson and Bowe before him. He brought a lot of excitement to boxing with his style.
He was still green in the boxing department and he was still learning how to deal with boxers with footwork and outside skills, but he did a number on Chris Byrd, which showed his uncanny speed for a big man, and his fight with Tua showed his heart, chin and will to win. Ike had what it took to be great physically and mentally in the ring, he just didnt have what it took to be successful outside of it. You have to almost be crazy to be a heavyweight prizefighter, but Ike was just a little too crazy..