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Periban: Bika is Not The Champion, I Won This Fight

Sakio Bika won the WBC super-middleweight title when he heat Marco Antonio Periban in New York on Saturday night. Bika, born in Cameroon but fighting out of Australia, won the fight on a majority decision. Two judges scored it 116-112 and 115-113 and the third called it a 114-114 draw. It was Periban’s first defeat as a professional.

Bika, who failed in three previous attempts to win a “world” title, took the vacant WBC belt after 12 hard rounds at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, where Adrien Broner later beat Paulie Malignaggi in the main bout.

Bika, 34, improved to 32-5 with two draws. Periban, 28, fell to 20-1 – and objected strongly after hearing the decision.

"I won this fight, and the people in the crowd know I won this fight," said Periban. "He's not the champion. That's not justice. He's going to take that belt, and it's going to be a lie. It was definitely a strong fight. I showed my best against him, and I deserved to win. I'm a better boxer, a cleaner boxer. He started the head butts. He even hit me in the neck one time."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -EAGLE- on 06-23-2013

a draw in my eyes

Comment by DannYankee on 06-23-2013

What's with this wave of Good Mexican fighters turning into B[I]itc[/I]hes the second they loose a fight manhood isn't shown by taking punches to the face its shown by being man enough to admit your defeats.

Comment by SaldanaCC on 06-23-2013

Both fighters arnt champ material but good solid fight i had it a draw clearly no man did more then the other.

Comment by SplitSecond on 06-23-2013

anyone else notice the telegraph of his right hand? he does the shake and bake everytime he is about to let go of the right hand, lol

Comment by budfr on 06-23-2013

This was a robbery and an act of racism against Mexicans because there are alot of Mexican champs and wanted to help the «poor» black man. The fight was close but Periban won. He almost Koed Bika a couple of…

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