Sakio Bika: I'm Ready To Face Carl Froch in Las Vegas
By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
SAKIO BIKA has begged Carl Froch to keep fighting and promised he will deliver his Las Vegas dream.
The WBC super-middleweight champion was ringside at Wembley on Saturday to watch Froch knock George Groves out as he retained his IBF and WBA belts.
And Bika, 35, is desperate for a shot at Froch as he knows it could be his biggest pay day after seeing the Nottingham man pick up around £8m for beating Groves.
Froch is considering retirement after Saturday's sensational win but would be tempted to fight on if he gets a money-spinning bout on the famous Strip.
Bika said: "I am told Carl Froch would like to fight in Las Vegas because he has never fought there.
"Well, I would fight him there and that would be a fight everyone would want to see.
"When you hold three belts in one division, then you are the man. It's something to look back on when you retire to say you held three belts.
"It would be a very good fight for me to fight Carl Froch for the three belts because that would be a fight everyone in the world would want to pay money to see.
"If you hold the WBC, WBA and IBF belts, you would be the king of the mountain."
Cameroon-born Bika, who is based in Australia, gave Joe Calzaghe a tough night in 2006.
He is happy to face Froch anywhere and will even travel to England, if the money is right.
He added: "For me, it all depends on the money. If they want me to come over to England, I will come. If they want to fight in America, I will go there to fight him."
Froch's promoter Eddie Hearn knows he will have to offer his man something special to continue in the ring after being part of one of the biggest nights of boxing in Britain.
Facing Bika in the UK would not be a massive event such as the Groves fight so Froch would want to take him on in Vegas.
Matchroom Sport are considering setting up a base in Las Vegas as they look to crack the American market.
Eddie and Barry Hearn have had a massive impact on boxing and darts in the UK and Europe and now want to give it a proper go Stateside.
Hearn Jr would love to bring Froch and British fight fans to Vegas to announce their arrival in the US.
But he will allow Froch to make the decision with his coach Rob McCracken and will not put any pressure on him to fight on.
I'd like this fight. It'd be fun, but it's not happening. The only fight for Froch in Vegas is Jr. Plus, Bika has been ruled out.Comment by thack on 06-03-2014
No,no, it's got to be Ward in Vegas.Comment by moonshineman on 06-03-2014
I would love to see that fight. Bika always brings it..........Comment by MBE on 06-03-2014
At this stage in the cobras career 'belts collect dust', he doesn't need a strap, his name is far bigger than the governing body's.Comment by nycsmooth on 06-03-2014
Xcellent bout...I go w/Froch...tko... M A Peribon rocked Bika several times, Froch will do more...Post a Comment/View More User Comments (20)