Posted by MICHAEL AMAKOR on Mar 14, 2014
Breaking News, Boxing’s President Ike Ibeabuchi has been Released

Breaking News, Boxing’s President Ike Ibeabuchi has been Released

By Michael Amakor | March 14, 2014

ibeabuchiReports indicate that former heavyweight boxing contender Ike Ibeabuchi was released from prison in February.

The Nevada Board of Corrections confirmed his release in a phone call, but all efforts to track him or his mother who has spent the past couple of years trying to stir up support for his release down were unsuccessful at the time of filling this report.

Originally from Nigeria, Ike Ibeabuchi 41, nicknamed “The President”, was an exciting fighter in the nineties who amassed a stellar professional record of 20 wins, including 15 knockouts with no losses. He also captured the WBC International heavyweight title in 1997 and seemed destined for a title shot before getting convicted for attempted sexual assault and battery with intent to commit a crime stemming from an incident in 1999.

It has been they fervent hope in boxing that he would resume his career when released, but those hopes have faded over the years as the Nevada State Parole Board repeatedly denied him parole. With his release those wishes may come to fruition, but he most likely faces deportation.

There are also unconfirmed reports that his family has just recently suffered a painful tragedy.

Our thoughts are with the President.

More reports are to follow.

 

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Michael “Keep Punching” Amakor has been the Chief Scribe of popular boxing website FightKings.Com since 2003. He has written over 100 articles about boxing that have been vicariously read and extensively blogged across the internet and on major boxing websites. He can be seen regularly at the fights giving round by round commentary and he is a regular commentator on the boxing radio and TV circuit.



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5 Responses to “Breaking News, Boxing’s President Ike Ibeabuchi has been Released”

  1. Godwin says:

    I am very grateful.

  2. Ed Starker says:

    It’s a shame that Ike wigged out the way he did and wasted his prime years in prison. Fights with Lewis and Vitali would have been absolute classics.

  3. Roy Allen says:

    I’m grateful too Godwin, but for reasons that are vastly apart from your own. Obviously…

  4. Canyoufight says:

    Ike The President is one of the best boxers never to win the title. He was a serious force to be reckoned with. I hope he’s doing well, wherever he is.

  5. Kenn says:

    That’s what they did to Tyson then to Ike. God punish them. Which human law outlaws ATTEMPTED rape but embraces same sex?