Advertisement
Advertisement

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 Joshua-Pulev, Parker-Price, Whyte-Chisora Triple on 11/26? Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Joshua's Return, DeGale, Jack, Smith Amir Khan: I Want The Danny Garcia Fight, I Want Him in May Malignaggi vs. El Mousaoui in Line For EBU Clash, Bundu Stripped Brook: I've Faced Death, Golovkin is Fun - I'll Rip Into Him! Canelo: When My Body is Ready, I'll Take on Anyone and Everyone Tyrone Brunson vs. Ismael Garcia Tops 10/14 Card in Philly Joseph Diaz Jr. Feels He’s Close to a Title Shot After Cancio Fight Joseph Parker's Handlers Interested in Facing David Price Next Daniel Jacobs Wants To ‘Hurt’ Sergio Mora, ‘Shut That Trap Of His’ Canelo: Golovkin-Brook? GGG Should Have Shut His Mouth! Joseph Parker's Coach Discusses Strategy For Dimitrenko Clash Clearing The Deck For The Fall: BoxingScene Ratings Update Golovkin Ready To Jump Right Back To The UK For Saunders Fight Gamache Warns Not To Underestimate Svensson in Lauren Bout Chisora To Whyte: Let's Do It and I'll Whoop Your Ass - It's Easy! Canelo Jabs Critics: Nobody Will Pressure Me Into Golovkin Fight! Chocolatito To Finish With 113 Rounds of Sparring For Cuadras Imminent Big Fights Prompt 2017 Wish List Canelo Smiles: Lara Calling Out GGG, Golovkin Won't Fight Him! Danny Roman Hopes To Continue Raising His Competition Joseph Parker's Younger Brother To Make Pro Debut on October 1 David Lemieux Had Surgery To Repair a Torn Meniscus Jean-Claude Van Damme Wants Mayweather-Pacquiao II Eric Molina: If No David Price - Bring on David Haye Showdown! Del Valle Provides a Tough Litmus Test For De La Hoya, Team Says Canelo: I'm Making History - Golovkin is Older and Fought Nobody! Rosado, Monroe Exchange Harsh Words Ahead of Sept. 17 Fight Ray Edwards, Former NFL Veteran, Inks Boxing Promotional Pact Rosado-Monroe Winner Could Get Canelo Next, Says Golden Boy VP Diego De La Hoya: Just Having The Last Name is Not Enough Jermall Charlo is NOT Yet on Board For Julian Williams Defense Tommy Oosthuizen Resumes Career With a Stoppage Win Peralta Parks Cab in The Garage, Ready For Guerrero Rematch De La Hoya: Canelo in The Process of Being a Worldwide Superstar Canelo vs. Smith: Sadam Ali, Eddie Gomez Added To The Card Kid Galahad: Brook Will Beat Golovkin in Style, Box His Ears Off! Malignaggi: I Wouldn't Mind a Shot at David Peralta Next P. Fury: Brook in a Win-Win Position Against Gennady Golovkin David Price Eager To Face Joseph Parker on Joshua Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement