Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Periban Eyes Sakio Bika Rematch With Win Over Love

By Ryan Burton

MGM Grand, LAS VEGAS, NV - On Saturday evening Marco Antonio Periban will face J'Leon Love on the televised pay-per-view undercard that supports the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana main event.  Love is promoted by Mayweather and managed by powerful adviser/manager Al Haymon but  that doesn't phase Periban who is no stranger to being the "B" side against fighters underneath the Mayweather and Haymon umbrella. 

Last September he battled Mayweather Promotions' fighter Badou Jack to a draw and in June he lost a close majority decision to Sakio Bika who is advised by Haymon.  Periban is happy for the opportunity to be on the big stage again and is confident that a win over Love will lead to a rematch against Bika who holds the WBC super middleweight title.

"I feel great.  I am happy to be part of this big event.  This is a great opportunity for my career.  I want a rematch against Sakio Bika and a win over Love will give me that chance," said Periban who claimed that he didn't even spar for the draw against Jack.

"Unfortunately the training for the fight against Badou Jack was horrible.  The truth is I didn't have any sparring.  I didn't have any one to spar for that fight so that was a bad experience.  I still think I should have won by split decision but we learned from it and we had great training camp for this fight."

The 29-year-old Periban revealed that he ran into Bika on Wednesday evening and that they spoke about the Mexican's upcoming fight.  He said that Bika told him he was rooting for him and that he hoped they would have a rematch afterwards.

"I ran into Bika at an event and he said that he was supporting me and that he hopes that I leave the ring with my hand raised so that we can have a rematch," Periban told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] . You can follow Ryan on Twitter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 05-02-2014

Perriban has a decent chance of winning... but we might see some more Rosado ish

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-02-2014

I'd b surprised if Love lost....

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines LIVE Results From Las Vegas: Sal Lopez Dominates Taylor Mike Lee vs. Chris Traietti LIVE Results From Chicago Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown Mike Lee: We've Built Up To This, I'm Ready For It, I'm Excited Bradley: There Are Levels; Vargas Will Find Out Against Pacquiao Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov Set For October 22 Adrien Broner vs. Ricky Burns Nearly Finalized For December Roach is Concerned: Pacquiao Looks Tired, Sluggish in Sparring WBC Warns Boxers About Dangers of Consuming Energy Drinks Orlando Cruz: I Won't Rest Until I'm First Gay World Champion! Sanchez: If GGG Breaks Hopkins' Record, Mayweather May Come Chocolatito Drops 112 WBC Belt, Hernandez-Nawaphon Ordered Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Finalized, Dec. 17 on HBO Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Ready For Chicago Showdown Jorge Linares Update on Hand Injury, Crolla Rematch Clause Petrov vs. Perez WBA Title Eliminator - Photos, Weights Juanma Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Pushed Back To Oct. 29 Erick De Leon vs. Aldimar Santos, Oct. 28 on UniMas Eddie Hearn Shakes His Head at Lee Selby's Inactivity Adam Lopez vs. Carlos Valcarcel on November 12 in Philadelphia
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement