Ike Ibeabuchi vs 1974 George Foreman

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  1. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Ike is like a superhero. He dosnt really exist. People like the idea of him.

    ...then pft! he was gone.

    The legend grew.
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Foot Fetish Enthusiast. Nuff Said. Full Member

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    Are you talking about Ali? Coz that's one person in the strangest circumstances of a HW title fight I can think of. Foreman wasn't KOed due to power but exhaustion and an amazing game plan
    Than Foreman? Nah.
    Agreed
    What? When? How did he show he had more heart than Holyfield, Holmes, Ali, Frazier or Marciano?
    How? Coz he KOed Byrd? That's been done before...
    He didn't show for a second "good" defence against Tua. He was hit with the Overhand right and left hook over and over again. He was rocked by a few left hooks as well. Foreman would walk him down and beat him against the ropes until he crumbled and he would crumble
     
  3. daverobin

    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    4 rd tko George foreman horrible style for Ike
     
  4. daverobin

    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Totally agree with u !!!! Byrd n tua and that’s it !!!!! Donovan ruddock in his prime woulda stopped ike
     
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  5. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  6. MrFoFody

    MrFoFody Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I remember watching Ike and I saw the future in him, salivating at all the possibilities vs , Lewis, Holyfield, Bowe.
    Unfortunately he gets a bit overrated with age as especially his punching power due to the Byrd ko. That was a very well placed shot with Byrd moving right into it.

    Foreman would in no way be underchined vs Ike. The combos Holyfield dropped on oldman Foreman over 12 rds would have koed or at least dropped most heavies as they did iron chinned Mercer yet Foreman walk right through it all.
    Also, Foremans two fisted power is well proven across 3 decades. You can see it, from the 70's to the early 90's, guys were shaken to their core when he landed flush.
    No need to throw 900 punches when you carry a game changer in either hand.

    Tua vs Ike, although a very entertaining match, was a classic example of guys smothering their work. Two guys throwing many shots with no leverage on them, while trying to defend at the same time.
    Now compare it to Foreman vs Lyle, those two were hell bent on exploding each others heads with every full power shot, caution thrown to the wind.
     
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  7. IrxnMike91

    IrxnMike91 New Member Full Member

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    Just watch his fights
     
  8. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Foot Fetish Enthusiast. Nuff Said. Full Member

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    I've watched his fight. I wasn't remotely convinced he beats an ATG
     


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