WBC super middleweight champion Sakio The Scorpion Bika (32-5-3, 21 KOs) will defend his WBC title for the second time against undefeated Anthony The Dog Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs) on August 16 at the StubHub Centre, Carson, California. The card will also feature IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter defending against Kell Brook.
Sakio drew with Dirrell in their first world title bout last year, and the Australian has revealed it was fellow world champion Carl Frochs defeat of George Groves that inspired him to pursue a rematch with Dirrell.
I was at Wembley in May to watch Carl Froch knock out George Groves, said Bika. I was impressed by the way Froch handled his unfinished business with George Groves and now I want to do the same with Dirrell.
I felt I won the first fight with Dirrell and Im happy my management team has been able to organise a rematch to show the world that I am the undisputed WBC champion. Dirrell was very lucky to get the draw. I was the busier fighter throwing and landing the most punches and I dropped him with a body shot which was counted as a low blow!
I will be in the best shape of my professional career in August and will show boxing fans around the world that The Dog is all bark and no bite! And then I am going after Froch! Tags: Carl Froch , Anthony Dirrell , Sakio Bika