Unrealized: The Story of Ike Ibeabuchi, the Great Lost Heavyweight by HBO Boxing


Twenty years ago, Ike “The President” Ibeabuchi announced his candidacy for heavyweight supremacy in spectacular fashion. He seemed destined for a long, violent reign atop boxing’s glamour division. But instead, barely two years later, at just 26 years of age, with a perfect record of 20-0, his career was over.

In a special edition of the HBO Boxing Podcast, Eric Raskin spoke to those who knew, worked with, covered, and competed against Ibeabuchi to understand what went wrong and what could have been.


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