Was ike ibeabuchi ever knocked down

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Member Full Member

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  2. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Idealism must not be staunched by safety Full Member

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    Nope, but to be fair the only fighters worth a damn he fought was Tua and Byrd, and the latter is feather fisted (heh, feather, Byrd)
     
  3. mattdonnellon

    mattdonnellon Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Nice flight of Fancy!
     
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    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He took Tua's best shots. That tells me right there his chin was very, very solid.

    Tua was outboxed by safety first Lewis and Bryd. But, Ike stood right in and traded with him.

    Ike and Tua both had awesome chins and good power. Hence, they engaged in a highly entertaining and competitive affair.

    Ike was a little less a one trick pony then Tua, thus he was able to get to Byrd and KHTFO.

    It would have been VERY interesting to see if Lewis could survive the Ike attack.

    Too bad it didn't happen.
     
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  5. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Seems kind of unfair since many other chins are much, much more highly tested yet more lowly regarded than Ibeabuchi's
     
  6. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How is his chin not highly tested.

    Tua was a limited boxer.

    But, his power was awesome.

    Ike took his best without flinching.

    Your argument is quite spurious.

    If Lewis traded with Ike, I am confident Lewis is the one more likely to get hurt.
     
  7. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It doesn't take a 100 fights to prove the quality of a fighters ability to take a shot. Sometimes it can take 1, especially if the fighter throwing and landing the punches is a true and proven puncher. Tua was a true and proven puncher. The night he fought Ibeabuchi was the best I ever saw him fight. In my opinion it was Tua's best performance against any pro he faced. Yet, for all the clean punches he landed, and as many punches he landed Ibeabuchi barely blinked.
    The night Tua faced Ibeabuchi he probably beats most heavyweights of that era. Including Lewis. Ibeabuchi chin was truly world class, as was his ability. It is a damn shame he couldn't control his demons. He had almost every tool to be a dominant champ.
     
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  8. JohnThomas1

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    People will flock to the comment!!!
     
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  9. Glass City Cobra

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    That's highly debatable.

    Lewis was in a war with the likes of Vitali, Holyfield, and Mercer. All tough ranked guys. Ibeabuchi's list of quality opponents whom he went to war with begins and ends with tua. We know Ike has heart and a good chin but it's hard to favor him when lewis' resume is 10x deeper
     
  10. ideafix12

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    Greg Pickrom rocked him
     
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  11. JohnThomas1

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    If he happened to miss Tua they'd be speculating Tua would have beaten him ;)
     
  12. Mike Gould

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    Hasim Rahman claimed he dropped him with a big right hand in sparring. That's sparring though.
     
  13. Tramell

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    I felt the same. Even thought Tua landed the harder shots.
     
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  14. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Was known to wing his punches sometimes.
     
  15. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Strange Tua exchanged with Ike but was cautious against Lewis.
     


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