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Bika: Froch KO Motivated Me To Take Dirrell Rematch

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 Froch’s 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 I’m 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!”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sdcluser on 07-07-2014

Noticed...he didn't mention about Ward. Froch is the A side now. $$$$. What a turnout in UK in that rematch with Groves.... Oaklund for sh1t pay or UK with $$$$??? WHich one will you take?

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 07-07-2014

Bika is one of the most annoying fighters to watch. I would never want to be in the ring with someone who fights that way. And Dirrell would put hyper kids to sleep with his style.

Comment by Snake4380 on 07-07-2014

Don't get too gassed from the Froch fight, you're still a boring, dirty fighter with no skill who just survives and uses dirty tactics and a lot of hitting and holding to make fights ugly and win you some rounds...

Comment by Snake4380 on 07-07-2014

I saw this fight live. An ugly, boring fight. Dirrell is the epitome of one of these overrated "slick boxers." He hardly engages but scores rounds because people think moving around the ring avoiding shots scores points. Bika has always…

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-07-2014

[QUOTE=paulf;14732609]Remember when Andre Dirrell was a professional fighter? So many years ago.[/QUOTE] Talking 'bout Anthony...Bika fought stupid the 1st time/as did Tony...good rematch...

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