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Dirrell Captures WBC Title With Decision of Bika

By Rick Reeno

StubHub Center, Carson, California - In a rematch of last December's twelve round draw, Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22KOs) became a division player by capturing the WBC super middleweight championship with a twelve round unanimous decision over Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21KOs). The scores were 114-113, 116-111 and 117-110.

Dirrell went right at Bika at the opening bell and things got dirty very quickly with holding, wrestling and shoving between both fighters. They were wrestling around, throwing wild punches and making the rounds hard to score.

Dirrell was landing the cleaner punches but the fight itself was far from pretty and the action only happened in spurts. Bika was stunned in the closing seconds of the fifth. The first point was taken in the eight, when Bika landed a low blow. After the penalty, an angry Bika started blasting away at Dirrell and the two of them were trading big punches.

Dirrell was in complete controll of the championship rounds, with a tired and facially bruised up Bika who lacked any pop in his punches to turn the tide.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by daggum on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;14866458]why would Ward the lineal champ who already beat Froch have to travel?? how does that even make sense?[/QUOTE] why did baldomir who was the lineal champ who already beat judah have to travel? how did that make sense. we…

Comment by larryusa on 08-17-2014

[QUOTE=Mr.Fantastic;14861999]How can you be a chicken [I]s[/I]hit for someone you fought? He doesn't mind fighting him again either, Ward just has to travel if he really wants it, which we all know that's not happening.[/QUOTE] why would Ward the lineal…

Comment by hitking on 08-17-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14864167]Ugly fight, and the ref was crap. Congrats to Dirrell, he did a decent job down the stretch of taking over.[/QUOTE] I think the ref was a lil too animated. But, as far as how he officiated the fight, I…

Comment by Scott. Weiland on 08-17-2014

[QUOTE=big_james10;14863090]One of the worst fights I have ever seen. Neither of these guys deserves to appear on television again, not even on ESPN.[/QUOTE] That is a very unfair and unjust comment at Dirrell,Bika made this fight one of the ugliest…

Comment by Cuban Linx on 08-17-2014

Congrats on to Dirrell for getting the belt, but he won't have it for long. Froch, DeGale and Grove all beat him. Obviously Ward as well. He can beat guys like Stieglitz and Abraham.

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