Ike Ibeabuchi a free man, plans to fight on Manny Pacquiao card in April

1990’s heavyweight contender Ike Ibeabuchi – who scored some very impressive victories in compiling a 20-0 (15) career before being incarcerated for sexual assault in July of 1999 – is a free man and is planning to return to the ring at age 43.

According to an exclusive by Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Ibeabuchi – who was released by the Nevada prison system in February of 2014 and then, after being held by the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, becoming a free man in November of this year – plans to fight on the under-card of the upcoming April 9th card set for Las Vegas (with Pacquiao still to announce his opponent).

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Christmas Boxing Quiz

Here on Boxing Day, test your pugilistic knowledge with this boxing quiz!

Category One – Quotes:

1: Which former 1950’s world heavyweight champion once said “I ain’t old, I’m just ugly.”

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Holly Holm establishes herself in MMA with crushing 2nd-round KO over Ronda Rousey

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A short while back, news broke – to the disdain of many boxing fans – how MMA phenomenon Ronda Rousey would grace the front cover of “The Bible of Boxing” itself, Ring Magazine. Can Rousey take over female boxing, the feature asked. Well, it seems we got a resounding answer last night in Melbourne, Australia, as Holly Holm, a former lightweight champion in female boxing, absolutely destroyed Rousey with a 2nd-round head-kick KO.

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Slugfest! And possible Upset of The Year: Olanrewaju Durodola stops Dmitry Kudryashov

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On today’s big Russian bill in Kazan, little-known Olanrewaju Durodola of Nigeria scored a huge upset and made a name for himself by taking away Russian power puncher Dmitry Kudryashov’s unbeaten record with a stunning second-round stoppage win after 2-minutes and 29 seconds of the 2nd-round of a short but thrilling cruiserweight battle. Indeed, this little classic had plenty of bombs away!

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Ronda Rousey first ever MMA fighter to grace front cover of legendary Ring magazine – some fans outraged

Ronda Rousey first ever MMA fighter to grace front cover of legendary Ring magazine - some fans outraged

MMA superstar Ronda Rousey has caused quite a stir – or maybe that should be Oscar De La Hoya, the owner of Ring Magazine, has caused quite a stir – with the female fighter being the first MMA fighter to ever appear on the legendary publication’s front cover. Rousey will grace the cover of the January 2016 issue of “The Bible of Boxing,” and some boxing fans are somewhat upset at a practitioner of another sport, some say a rival sport, appearing on the cover of their “bible.”

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British boxing in the autumn/fall of 2015: ’tis the season of postponement

British boxing in the autumn/fall of 2015: ’tis the season of postponement

Fight fans, like all sports fans, have at one time or another been forced to accommodate the frustration of big events being postponed. But (is it just me?) it seems more and more fights are being postponed these days. Just now, news has broken how Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight title defence against Diego Chaves, originally set for October 24th, has been postponed due to a rib injury suffered by Brook.

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James Toney unable to walk away, will fight Eric Martel Bahoeli in Canada next month

James Toney unable to walk away, will fight Eric Martel Bahoeli in Canada next month

For reasons only he knows, former multi-weight champion and onetime star James Toney refuses to give up fighting. “Lights Out,” now aged 47 and sporting a 76-10-3(46) record compiled over a quite astonishing 27 years as a pro boxer, will box Canada’s Eric Martel Bahoeli next month.

Toney has put the fight up on his Twitter page and the bout, scheduled for just eight-rounds, is up on BoxRec as happening in Ontario on November 13th. Perhaps fittingly, that day is Friday the 13th.

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Donovan “Razor” Ruddock: he dared to comeback!

Donovan "Razor" Ruddock: he dared to comeback!

Though most people, when they read, or saw, how Canada’s Donovan Ruddock was stopped, his comeback derailed, in three-rounds by Dillon Carman on Friday night, claimed that Razor was foolish in the first place for trying to attain new glory at the advanced age of 51, the fact is the gutsy warrior showed plenty of guts and courage in trying to push the boundaries all athletes are restrained by.

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Zab Judah: still (getting into) crazy after all these years!

Zab Judah: still (getting into) crazy after all these years!

Fight fans have grown accustomed to pre-fight brawls, scuffles at weigh-ins and even testy behaviour between two rival fighters after the fight, yet yesterday, light-welterweights Zab Judah and Hevinson Herrera took things one step further. Attempting to weigh-in ahead of today’s scheduled ten-rounder in New York – a fight that would have marked former welterweight king Judah’s first fight since December of 2013 – the New Yorker and the Colombian got into a heated exchange before having a chance to step onto the scales.

According to a piece by Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, the two fighters were stood next to each other filling out their medical forms, when the trouble started.

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Lucas Browne scores 9th-round KO over a determined Julius Long, fails to impress

Lucas Browne scores 9th-round KO over a determined Julius Long, fails to impress

Top-ranked, unbeaten heavyweight contender Lucas Browne overcame a far tougher and determined Julius Long than anybody expected earlier today in Australia. Eventually, after a rough and tough night’s work, Browne got the KO win with a second remaining in the ninth-round. Now 23-0(20), Browne said post-fight how he injured his thumb in the early going. Long, loser of eleven of his last 12 bouts, falls to 16-19(14). Still, the 38-year-old put on one of his best showings in some time.

“Big Daddy,” as Browne is known, is closing in on a shot at a world title and the 36-year-old has called out all manner of big names recently. It’s likely that none of these fighters – Tyson Fury included – will have seen anything to worry them in Browne’s latest win.

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