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Bika: I Hope I Don't Have To Chase Dirrell Down

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (32-5-3, 21KOs) is hoping that his mandatory challenger, Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22KOs), decides to stand and trade on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The fight will be a rematch of last December's contest, where the two boxers went to a twelve round draw. The fight, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, left both fighters with the belief of victory.

“I’m not going to change too much. I’m coming out to fight. I don’t want to run around and chase him. I’m going to show Anthony that I’m ready to do exactly what I’ve always done: to make people happy to see me fight. If he wants to take my belt off of me he better come prepared,” Bika said.

Bika has not switched around much of anything in training camp. He plans to stick to his game plan and believes that above everything else will bring home the victory.

"The main thing I have to do is keep working hard every day and getting my rest when I can. I’ll be ready for Anthony. I always come to fight. I’m sure that I’m doing everything the way that I’m supposed to. And I’m training hard with my team so that I can defend and retain my belt,” Bika said.

“Kevin [Cunningham] and I always do the same thing. He keeps me positive, focused and working very hard to get ready for Aug.16.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jim Tom on 08-12-2014

I prefer the older version of Bika, the rugged cavemen who gave Calzaghe all he could handle. That was a good fighter. I don't like this Cunningham version, just let Sakio be Sakio.

Comment by Cuban Linx on 08-11-2014

I hate when fighters make these statements. You don't get to choose how you want your opponent to fight. Boxing is about making adjustments and executing.

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-11-2014

can't c dirrell in a slugfest w/Bika so it probably will be a sleeper...I hope Bika wins as he tries, in any way, to make it a fight...

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 08-11-2014

You mess with The Scorpion and you get stung baby! Bika is going to destroy this pretender, Bika is a warrior and has faced the best, that WBC belt is in safe hands go Sakio!

Comment by #1Assassin on 08-11-2014

man, i hope dirrell is the one to finally put this guy to sleep. cant stand him and his ugly cheating style. he should have been DQ'ed three times over and lost the decision and he still left with his…

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