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Sakio Bika confident of dethroning Adonis Stevenson

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Bika tags Anthony Dirrell in the first of two WBC super middleweight title fights.  (Photo by Elsa/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

Bika tags Anthony Dirrell in the first of two WBC super middleweight title fights. (Photo by Elsa/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

Former WBC super middleweight titleholder Sakio Bika makes an audacious debut in the light heavyweight division when he faces THE RING and WBC 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson in Quebec, Canada, this Saturday.

Stevenson has remained unbeaten over the past five years and, as an authentic knockout artist, boasts an impressive resume of 25-1, 21 knockouts. In June 2013, he dethroned linear champion Chad Dawson in just 76 seconds and only Andrzej Fonfara has made it to the final bell in four consecutive title defenses.

Bika, an Australian national of Cameroonian descent, enters the bout as a decided underdog but remains completely unfazed as he wraps up final preparations on U.S soil.

“Training has gone well,” said the challenger, via a press release issued by agent Chris Carman. “Florida was a fantastic place to train; my preparation for this fight has been perfect, I feel strong and I look forward to testing Adonis.



“I am very confident that I can handle his power but can he handle mine? On April 4th we will see. I will show the world that I belong at light heavyweight when I strip Adonis of the title and become a two division champion”

Bika, 35 years old, has a record of 32-6-3 (21 knockouts). He has never been stopped despite having shared the ring with the likes of Joe Calzaghe, Lucian Bute, Andre Ward and Anthony Dirrell.

 

Stevenson versus Bika will be shown live on CBS as part of the “Premier Boxing Champions” series from 3PM ET/ 12PM PT.

 

Tom Gray is a member of the British Boxing Writers’ Association and has contributed to various publications. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing

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