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.
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.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)