Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Klitschko: I'm Focused on Myself, My Ego - Not Joshua-Fury Beef Photos: Pacquiao Puts in Work, Hangs With Koala in Australia Keenan Smith, Kenneth Sims Jr. Grab Wins in Atlantic City Wilder to Klitschko: Forget Joshua's Size, Power; You Have to Fight! Tyson Fury Aims To Make Return on Saunders-Khurtsize Bill in July Ugas Replaces Barrios, Will Face Lara After Weight Mishap Errol Spence: Jermell Charlo Provided Perfect Sparring for Brook Wilder: Steward Wouldn't Have Allowed Fury to Beat Klitschko Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev II, Canelo-GGG, Charlos, More Joshua-Klitschko: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russ Henshaw Craig Kennedy vs. Matty Askin, Now on May 26 In Cardiff Jeff Horn's Coach: Doubters Will Have Egg on Their Face! Wilder: You Don't Need Skill If You Have Power Like Me, Joshua Joseph Parker vs. Razvan Cojanu, Speculation Floating Around Joshua-Klitschko Brings Cable Giants Back To Common TV Ground Lara: Jacobs Beat Golovkin, I'd Give GGG Tremendous Problems! AIBA Backs Away From Amir Khan's SBL After Snafu in India Indongo Advises IBF of Injury, Lipinets Defense May Get Delayed McGregor's Manager Updates on Latest With Mayweather Fight Photo: WBC Reveals Special Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Title Belt Peter Fury Reacts To Claims Hughie Ran From Joseph Parker Shot Anthony Joshua Fires Back at Klitschko as Tensions Begin To Rise Wilder: Parker Should Forget About May 6th, Fight Me in July Broner To Tim Bradley: Bald Head Uncle Tom, Stop Talking Crazy Mike Alvarado, Saucedo Added To Michael Conlan Chicago Card Horn's Coach Warns Pacquiao: Jeff Can Hit as Hard as Marquez! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Joe Cordina To Open Up The Show Bellew: Tyson Fury Keeps Calling Me Out, We Might Have To Dance! Showtime's Espinoza: There's One Network Committed to Boxing Vitali Klitschko Admits Wladimir's Career on The Ropes in Defeat Zambrano vs. Marrero Undercard - PBC Special Telivised Prelims Heiland Ready For Jermall Charlo Eliminator, Then Golovkin Shot Klitschko Not Ruling Out Joshua Mentally 'Crumbling Like a Cookie' Porter Questions Thurman's Commitment to Fighting Him Next Broner: Me and Terence Crawford Will Be a Future PPV Fight Anthony Joshua Vows To Stay Calm, Not Go Into Mike Tyson Mode Hearn: Quigg vs. Simion Winner Could Face Lee Selby Next David Benavidez Talks Golovkin Sparring, Medina, Yildirim, More Kevin Lerena To Face Maxim Maslov For IBO Title on August 12 Wladimir Klitschko: Hopefully I Have a Couple of Years Left in Me
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement