Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Kell Brook vs. Sergey Rabchenko on March 3 in Sheffield Weekend Review: Lomachenko Rises, Rigondeaux Sinks Frank Warren: DeGale Used Wrong Tactics, He is Not Washed Up Arum Not Least Bit Surprised Lomachenko Made Rigondeaux Quit Andre Ward: Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia is 50-50 Super Fight! Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux: Post-Fight Report Card Corcoran: I'll Bring Horn Right Back To 9th of Pacquiao Fight Coldwell on a "Crazy" 2017: Bellew vs. Haye, McDonnell, More Darren Till, UFC Fighter, Inks Pact With MTK Global Parker: I Think We're Close To Locking in Anthony Joshua Fight Jeff Horn Angry: Online Keyboard Warriors Say I Fight Dirty! Wilder: I'll Make Cuban Sandwich Out of 'Bubbles The Chimp' Ortiz! When is a Loss Not a Loss? Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Face To Face at Final Presser Luis Ortiz: Deontay Wilder is a Coward, I Saw Fear in His Eyes! Arum Denies Pacquiao-McGregor Talk: It's Total Nonsense Salido: All of The Wars Caught Up With Me, I'm an Old Fighter Now Andre Ward: Farmer Robbed, But He Can Bounce Back From This Arum: Lomachenko is Superhuman, Rigo Was Totally Bewildered! Video: Francisco Vargas Talks Comeback Win, Future Plans Lomachenko: Gary Russell Really Doesn't Want a Rematch With Me DeGale Unsure of Career Future, To Decide After New Year White Warns Arum: We'll See Where You Stand When Smoke Clears! Video: Miguel Roman Reflects on KO of Salido, Future Opponents Tevin Farmer: I Worked Too Hard To Get Robbed, I Deserved Win Video: Andre Ward on Loma-Rigo, Salido, Kovalev Return, More Lomachenko On Rigondeaux Injury: I've Fought With One Hand Macklin Expects Michael Conlan To Step Things Up in 2018 Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Generates Big Rating For ESPN Marquice Weston Wins, James Ballard Stretched in Upset Arum: Lomachenko Would Make Joke of Mikey Garcia, Make Him Quit Tyson Fury: I'll Annihilate Bellew, Uppercut Him To The Roof! Photos: Miguel Roman Stops, Retires Orlando Salido in a War Lomachenko on Rigondeaux: I Learned Nothing, It Was Easy! Photos: Lomachenko Makes Guillermo Rigondeaux Quit in Six Photos: Michael Conlan, Shakur Stevenson, Diaz, Jennings Win Photos: Jean Pascal Ends Career With Shock Stoppage of Elbiali Truax: The Fights DeGale Kept Talking About - Now They Are Mine! Lomachenko: Rigondeaux is Not a Big Win For Me, Not His Weight Video: Team Rigondeaux Provide Update on Hand Injury
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement