Is Lennox lucky that Ike Ibeabuchi wound up in prison?

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  1. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Maybe.

    Lewis looked "ordinary" a bunch of times back then, got KO'ed by Rahman & McCall, neither had what Ike had.

    Fantastic work rate and output
    Fantastic chin
    Massive power

    You don't stand toe to to with a prime David Tua if you don't have a chin and the power to back him up.

    Ike could have beaten Lewis.
     
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  2. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    No , but the Klitschko's were.
     
  3. KeedCubano

    KeedCubano Member Full Member

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    I'll agree with Workrate and Output but
    McCall's chin > Ike's
    Rahman's power > Ike's
     
  4. KeedCubano

    KeedCubano Member Full Member

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    Why? Vitali at his peak would toy with Ike.
    Wlad would be lucky to escape in the late rounds but he'd be a slight favourite in my eyes.
     
  5. Brixton Bomber

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    Ike's chin was awesome, period.

    Tua in the 90's would absolutely SHATTER your chin if it wasn't good enough to withstand the bombs. Ike's was.

    Rahamn, in now way, shape or form, punched harder than Tua in his prime.
     
  6. KeedCubano

    KeedCubano Member Full Member

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    I didn't say that

    I didn't say Ike had a bad chin, I said it wasn't as good as McCall's
     
  7. Brixton Bomber

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    I'm saying it is.

    He took BOMBS from a murderous puncher in Tua, yet never went down.

    What makes McCall's chin so amazing? It's great, but not the best ever.
     
  8. KeedCubano

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    Being mentally unstable and taking huge bombs from Lewis whilst you weren't even focussed
    Blindly trudging forward and being speared by Bruno's jab over and over again for 12 whilst taking a fair few monster shots

    Oh and Sparring 300 or so rounds with a prime Iron Mike and never going down.
     
  9. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Maybe unlucky. Adding Ibeabuchi to his already impressive resume would gain him a few extra brownie points
     
  10. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He certainly had the tools to get the job done v. an aging Lewis. Lewis would have to be in great shape and keep Ike on the outside for all 12 rounds to win this. Not an easy task.
     
  11. janitor

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    Beating green versions of Byrd and Tua, is no guarantee of doing well against Lewis, or even beating the next best men of the era!
     
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  12. KeedCubano

    KeedCubano Member Full Member

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    Whilst I agree he doesn't beat Lewis, and that Byrd was green. I think that was the best we ever saw of the Tuaminator, although admittedly he's wildly overrated anyways.
     
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  13. janitor

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    You could be right on that last point!
     
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  14. Reinhardt

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    Now there are some excellent points
     
  15. Reinhardt

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    It's possible he could have upset Lewis, and Holyfield I don't think would have wanted to have fought him then
     


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