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Stevenson vs Bika on The Table as Kessler, Pavlik Pass

By Osman Rodriguez

An interesting fight is on the table, as the IBF has ordered super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs), ranked at 2, to face number 9 ranked Sakio Bika (30-5-2, 21 KOs) in an IBF final eliminator. 

According to Lindsey Tucker, the championships chairman for the International Boxing Federation (IBF), Kelly Pavlik passed on the opportunity to face Stevenson last week. After Pavlik took a pass, former champion Mikkel Kessler was invited to face Stevenson, but the Danish superstar never responded by yesterday's deadline. The IBF went down the list and the next available boxer in line, Bika, was willing to take the fight.

The fight is not done, although opening discussions have taken place between Stevenson's promoter Yvon Michel and Golden Boy Promotions. There is talk that Bika's management, which involves the influential Al Haymon, is rejecting the idea of a fight with Stevenson in Montreal. Haymon's other super middleweight, Librado Andrade, had issues with the officiating of his first fight with Lucian Bute in October 2008.

If the IBF sends the fight to a purse bid, and Golden Boy wins, then Stevenson-Bika can take place anywhere.

Stevenson is scheduled return on August 11th in a Showtime televised co-feature to the light heavyweight main event between Jean Pascal and Tavoris Cloud, taking place at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ223 on 06-23-2012

[B]Looking forward to this 1..... Favor Bika slightly[/B]

Comment by richardt on 06-23-2012

[QUOTE=macman;12267581]Hell, a win over Bika would get him on their radar...[/QUOTE]Not happening. Snowball chance in Waikiki of that. Stevenson will be served up as dessert for Bika. Stevenson will bludgeoned by Bika.

Comment by macman on 06-22-2012

OK - why the hell are Pavlik & Kessler, both former major world champions with a big following lining up to fight [I]Adonis Stevenson[/I]??? Are you serious! Hell, a win over Bika would get him on their radar, but it's…

Comment by richardt on 06-21-2012

He's is the wrong division. Too many guys with better chins, more skills than him. Boone was the first guy who could punch back with power and Boone dusted him off easy. Too many people are wined, dined, and seduced…

Comment by richardt on 06-21-2012

[QUOTE=djinferno;12265482]everybody is passing on Adonis, they know hats up, if that glove touches you, its night night..QUOTE]Don't kid yourself. Power declines at higher competition levels. On top of that he was stopped by a clubfighter and Bika will torment him.…

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