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Photos: Sakio Bika Finally Lands The World Championship

Barclays Center, Brooklyn - The fourth time was the charm for veteran Sakio Bika, as he outlasted Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant WBC super middleweight title, winning a 12 round majority decision to become a world champion after three failed tries against Joe Calzaghe, Lucian Bute, and Andre Ward. Scores were 116-112, 115-113, and 114-114 for Bika, now 32-5-2 with 21 KOs; Periban suffers his first pro defeat, falling to 20-1 with 13 KOs.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jaliscoguey13 on 06-23-2013

It looks like Bika was just swinging his body to propel his arms forward for a looping punch for most of the fight. I saw no skill in Bikas punches. He will lose against a better opponent. [img]http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/66933/bika-periban%20(13).jpg[/img]

Comment by Dice on 06-23-2013

Why was Ward stripped of the belt anyways?

Comment by marvelousmatt on 06-23-2013

[QUOTE=Dice;13496717]I'm very proud of Sakio Bika, I know its a paper title against some dude ill admit I didnt know but the business of boxing is not a kind one. Its real hard to actually make a fruitful living as…

Comment by teddycanyon on 06-23-2013

[QUOTE=chrismart83;13496879]There was talk from DeGale's camp that he would like to face the winner of lastnights fight. Thatsai fight i'd be interested in seeing.[/QUOTE] Bika-DeGale's a pick 'em fight let's do it. I thought Bika won last night, close but…

Comment by Chrismart on 06-23-2013

There was talk from DeGale's camp that he would like to face the winner of lastnights fight. That is a fight i'd be interested in seeing.

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