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Adrien Broner, Gavin Rees, Nikola Sjekloca and Sakio Bika Atlantic City Media Roundtable Quotes

by on Feb.16, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

ADRIEN BRONER, WBC Lightweight World Champion

“It’s not a gimmick.  It’s not fake.  It’s not a game.  I don’t put on a show for the cameras.  You might take it as an act, but this is just me.


“Antonio DeMarco is a hell of a guy.  He has a nice spirit.  When we fought, there wasn’t any trash talking.  This guy [Rees] comes in talking trash.  People think that I’m playing [games], but I’m serious.  I don’t know Gavin.  I don’t even know his name.  I don’t know if he’s playing.  I just know I’m not. (continue reading…)

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Nikola Sjekloca vs. Sakio Bika Title Eliminator Upgraded to Co-Main Event on February 16 HBO World Championship Boxing from Atlantic City

by on Feb.14, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases


ATLANTIC CITY, February 13 – After a broken thumb forced Johnathon Banks to withdraw from his February 16 rematch with Seth Mitchell, Golden Boy Promotions has announced that a pivotal 12-round WBC super middleweight title eliminator between unbeaten number one rated contender Nikola Sjekloca and number two rated contender Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika will move into the HBO World Championship Boxing co-main event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey before Adrien Broner defends his world title against Gavin Rees.


Plus, the stacked non-televised undercard will feature a USBA Junior Middleweight title fight between Charles Whittaker and Demetrius Hopkins, a junior lightweight bout pitting Vicente Escobedo against Edner Cherry and appearances by 2012 United States Olympians Rau’Shee Warren and Jamel Herring. (continue reading…)

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Andre Ward Earns a Lopsided Decision in Rough Fight with Sakio Bika

by on Nov.30, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

ward1Andre Ward looking supremely confident in his ring walk.

Photos and report by Christopher Morgan at ringside

OAKLAND, CA, November 28, 2010 — Once again boxing fans and experts were quick to point out the strength’s of Andre Wards challenger, “Sakio is has a long reach, great power and is tough as nails”, or a similar quote could be read on boxing forums across the internet.   This seems to be the pattern now for Ward fights, after completely dominating Edison Miranda, Mikkel Kessler and Alan Green, he will still be questioned and doubted before his next big fight.

Sakio ‘The Scorpion’ Bika, (28-4-2, 19 KO’s) of Sydney, Australia by way of Cameroon, Africa entered the ring first as the challenger to some warm reggae tunes, bopping to the rhythm with a smile and calm demeanor, when a guy is all smiles entering a big fight you have to think he’s either crazy, dangerous or both.  With Andre Ward the house fighter, Bika was loudly booed with chants of, “This is America” and “you’re gonna get knocked out!!” (continue reading…)

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Have Gloves, Will Travel: Sakio Bika Ready for World Title Battle with Andre Ward

by on Nov.23, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 22, 2010 – From Osaka to Manchester, Providence to Montreal, top super middleweight contender Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika has made a career out of going to his opponents’ backyards and giving them the fights of their lives.  On Saturday, November 27, Bika walks into the “lions den” again when he travels to Oakland, California to face hometown hero Andre Ward for the WBA Super Middleweight World Title at Oracle Arena.

“I am very confident that I will win this fight,” said Bika.  “I’m happy to be fighting in Andre Ward’s hometown.  It doesn’t matter where I fight because all of my career I have fought for my country and will continue to do that no matter where the fight takes place.  On November 27, I will have the WBA World Championship belt around my waist.” (continue reading…)

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Marquez vs. Diaz II ‘Fight of the Year: The Rematch’ Free Undercard Preview to Be Shown Live by Pay-Per-View Distributors

by on Jul.30, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, July 29, 2010 – When the Marquez vs. Diaz II “Fight of the Year: The Rematch” undercard was announced, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer promised fight fans “The Night of the Year,” stacking the undercard with great fighters and fights with unpredictable outcomes. Now fans can look forward to even more from this spectacular night of boxing with two free undercard preview fights to be broadcast by select pay-per-view providers beginning at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. Fans should check their guide listings for details.

The two fights scheduled to be included on the “free-view” will feature “The Contender” Season Three Champion and number four world rated super middleweight Sakio Bika (28-3-2, 19 KOs) of Sydney, Australia against number eleven world rated super middleweight Jean Paul Mendy (28-0-1, 16 KOs) of Paris, France in a 12-round IBF Super Middleweight eliminator and Golden Boy Promotions’ rising star and number-one rated American amateur (prior to his pro debut) Frankie Gomez (4-0, 4 KOs) of East Los Angeles, Calif. facing Ronald Peterson (2-2, 2 KOs) of St. Paul, Minn. in a six round junior welterweight fight.  The free broadcast will feature commentary by Dave Bontempo and Bob “The Colonel” Sheridan. (continue reading…)

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