Ike Ibeabuchi

Black Boxer
Born Sep 21, 1973

Ikemefula "Ike" Charles Ibeabuchi is a former professional heavyweight boxer who defeated highly ranked contender David Tua and future heavyweight titelist Chris Byrd. Ibeabcuhi's ring nickname is "The President. " After compiling a record of 20-0 with 15 knockouts, he was imprisoned following charges that he tried to rape a woman in Las Vegas in July 1999.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ike Ibeabuchi.


1973 Birth Born on February 2, 1973.


1990 17 Years Old Ike planned on joining the Nigerian military before he witnessed Buster Douglas knock out Mike Tyson in 1990. … Read More


1993 20 Years Old Ibeabuchi emigrated to United States and moved to the Dallas area with his mother in 1993/ Ibeabuchi won the Dallas and Texas State Golden Gloves tournaments at heavyweight in 1994.
1994 21 Years Old Under the guidance of former world welterweight champion Curtis Cokes, Ike made his professional debut at heavyweight with a second round knockout of Ismael Garcia on October 13, 1994.
1997 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He defeated highly ranked contender David Tua in 1997 and future world champion Chris Byrd in 1999. … Read More
1998 25 Years Old Ibeabuchi returned to the ring after thirteen months inactivity, and scored a first-round knockout over Tim Ray in July 1998. … Read More
1999 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Ibeabuchi's next fight was against Chris Byrd in March 1999. Byrd, a 1992 Olympic silver medalist and a future world heavyweight champion, was a quick and slick southpaw with a record of 26–0. … Read More


2007 34 Years Old …  His Las Vegas conviction was overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court in 2007 and he expected to be released, but the lower courts abandoned the ruling. … Read More


2014 41 Years Old Ibeabuchi completed his sentence in the Nevada Department of Corrections. However, Ibeabuchi was moved in Nevada to first to the Washoe County Jail on February 28, 2014, and then transferred by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Eloy Detention Center in Eloy, Arizona.
2015 42 Years Old In November 2015, Ibeabuchi was finally released as a free man. … Read More
2016 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2016, his green card and citizenship papers were applied for in good standing and in order.
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