Sakio Bika

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Sakio Bika
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Scorpion
Weight(s)
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Reach180 cm (71 in)
Nationality
  • Cameroonian
  • Australian
Born (1979-04-18) 18 April 1979 (age 40)
Douala, Cameroon
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights44
Wins34
Wins by KO22
Losses7
Draws3

Sakio Bika (born 18 April 1979) is a Cameroonian-Australian professional boxer. He held the WBC super-middleweight title from 2013 to 2014, and previously the IBO super-middleweight title from 2008 to 2010. In 2015 he challenged once for the unified light-heavyweight world title, and in 2007 won the third season of The Contender reality TV series.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur, Bika was a member of the 2000 Cameroonian Olympic Team as a Light middleweight. He lost to Scott MacIntosh of Canada. Since the 2000 Olympics Bika fights out of Sydney, Australia.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Sakio took the opportunity to fight the German champion Markus Beyer for the WBC Super Middleweight world title in Germany in May 2005. After an accidental head clash in round 4 the doctor ruled Beyer unable to continue. Under WBC rules the bout was declared a technical draw. Sakio was awarded all 4 rounds on one judges score card, and the stoppage was considered controversial.[2]

Bika vs. Calzaghe[edit]

Bika On 14 October 2006 Bika challenged Joe Calzaghe at the MEN Arena in Manchester for the IBF and WBO titles. He was defeated unanimously by a wide margin.

Bika's then fought undefeated Lucian Bute at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Bute won by unanimous decision in a fight that was an IBF super middleweight title eliminator.

Sakio obtained his Australian citizenship in 2006.[3] Although he bases himself in Sydney, Australia, Bika remains proud of his dual citizenship and his status as an African Australian.[4]

He was one of the featured boxers on the 3rd season of the boxing reality TV series, The Contender, which premiered 4 September 2007 on ESPN. After wins against Donny McCrary and in a rematch with Sam Soliman (the only fighter to defeat Bika other than Calzaghe and Bute), Bika earned a place in the final against Jaidon Codrington at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston on 6 November.

The Contender season 3[edit]

On Tuesday, 6 November 2007, Bika knocked out Jaidon Codrington in the championship bout to win The Contender. The fight was wild, with both fighters being knocked down in the first round. In the end, Bika stopped Codrington in the eighth round by referee stoppage (TKO). Bika walked away with $750,000 in prize money.

After the Codrington fight, Bika returned to the ring in Australia with a first round KO of Argentinian Gustavo Javier Kapusi. Bika won the fight right at the end of the round with a body shot.

Bika returned to the ring on 13 November 2008, in a fight with former season one contestant Peter Manfredo Jr at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Bika won by TKO in round 3. With the win, Bika became the International Boxing Organization super middleweight champion.

Bika fought Jean Paul Mendy on 31 July in Las Vegas, for an IBF #1 spot and a shot at the title. Bika lost the fight by disqualification in the 1st round after he hit Mendy following a knockdown and while Mendy was still on his knees.[5]

Bika vs. Ward[edit]

After the Mendy fight Bika was given a shot at unbeaten WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward, A voluntary defence by Ward after he defeated Allan Green. Bika used a fast pace a threw a total of 612 punches (400 of which were power shots) landing 201, however this was not enough to ruffle the champion who used defence and counter punching to land clean and effective blows throughout. Winning on all three scorecards Ward took a dominant decision with scores of 120-108, 118-110, 118-110, handing Bika his fifth loss.

On 2 June 2012, on the undercard of Antonio Tarver vs Lateef Kayode, Bika fought Dyah Davis, the son of Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis. Bika dominated the fight, stopping Davis in round 10 to win the NABF and WBO inter-continental super middleweight titles.

He defeated Nikola Sjekloca via unanimous decision in a WBC Eliminator.

WBC super-middleweight champion[edit]

On 22 June 2013, on the undercard of Adrien Broner vs. Paulie Malignaggi, Bika defeated Marco Antonio Peribán via 12-round majority decision to win the vacant WBC super middleweight title.

Bika had his first defense of the WBC super middleweight on the 7 December 2013 undercard of Paulie Malignaggi vs. Zab Judah. He retained his title after earning a split draw against Anthony Dirrell.

On 16 August 2014, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Bika faced Dirrell in a championship rematch. After 12 rounds, the judges awarded the fight and the title to Dirrell by unanimous decision.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
44 fights 34 wins 7 losses
By knockout 22 0
By decision 11 6
By disqualification 1 1
Draws 3
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
45 N/A N/A United Kingdom Nigel Benn N/A – (10) 23 Nov 2019 United Kingdom Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, England
44 Win 34–7–3 Serbia Geard Ajetović UD 12 22 Oct 2017 Australia Star City Casino, Sydney, Australia Won vacant WBC International Silver super-middleweight title
43 Win 33–7–3 Australia Luke Sharp TKO 7 (12) 8 Jul 2017 Australia Fairy Meadow Fraternity Club, Wollongong, Australia Won vacant WBC–ABCO Continental super-middleweight title
42 Loss 32–7–3 Canada Adonis Stevenson UD 12 4 Apr 2015 Canada Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada For WBC, The Ring, and lineal light-heavyweight titles
41 Loss 32–6–3 United States Anthony Dirrell UD 12 16 Aug 2014 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, US Lost WBC super-middleweight title
40 Draw 32–5–3 United States Anthony Dirrell SD 12 7 Dec 2013 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, US Retained WBC super-middleweight title
39 Win 32–5–2 Mexico Marco Antonio Peribán MD 12 22 Jun 2013 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, US Won vacant WBC super-middleweight title
38 Win 31–5–2 Montenegro Nikola Sjekloća UD 12 16 Feb 2013 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
37 Win 30–5–2 United States Dyah Davis TKO 10 (10), 1:40 2 Jun 2012 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, US Won NABF and vacant WBO Inter-Continental super-middleweight titles
36 Win 29–5–2 Mexico Alfredo Contreras RTD 3 (8), 3:00 3 Dec 2011 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, US
35 Loss 28–5–2 United States Andre Ward UD 12 27 Nov 2010 United States Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, US For WBA (Super) super-middleweight title
34 Loss 28–4–2 France Jean-Paul Mendy DQ 1 (12), 1:18 31 Jul 2010 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, US Bika disqualified for hitting Mendy after a knockdown
33 Win 28–3–2 Argentina Nestor Fabian Casanova KO 1 (8), 1:27 30 Jul 2009 Australia Orion Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
32 Win 27–3–2 United States Peter Manfredo Jr. TKO 3 (12), 1:50 13 Nov 2008 United States Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island, US Won vacant IBO super-middleweight title
31 Win 26–3–2 Argentina Gustavo Javier Kapusi KO 1 (12), 2:59 11 Apr 2008 Australia Endeavour Field, Sydney, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight title
30 Win 25–3–2 United States Jaidon Codrington TKO 8 (10), 2:18 6 Nov 2007 United States TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, US The Contender: season finale
29 Win 24–3–2 Australia Sam Soliman UD 8 30 Oct 2007 United States Contender Arena, Los Angeles, California, US The Contender: semi-final
28 Win 23–3–2 United States Donny McCrary UD 5 2 Oct 2007 United States Contender Arena, Los Angeles, California, US The Contender: first round
27 Loss 22–3–2 Romania Lucian Bute UD 12 15 Jun 2007 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
26 Win 22–2–2 South Africa Andre Thysse UD 12 4 Feb 2007 Australia State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained IBF Australasian super-middleweight title
25 Win 21–2–2 Thailand Dechapon Suwunnalird TKO 2 (12), 1:58 8 Dec 2006 Australia Ex-Services Club, Coffs Harbour, Australia Won vacant IBF Australasian super-middleweight title
24 Loss 20–2–2 United Kingdom Joe Calzaghe UD 12 14 Oct 2006 United Kingdom MEN Arena, Manchester, England For IBF, WBO, The Ring, and lineal super-middleweight titles
23 Draw 20–1–2 Germany Markus Beyer TD 4 (12), 1:45 13 May 2006 Germany Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany For WBC super-middleweight title;
Majority TD after Beyer was cut from an accidental head clash
22 Win 20–1–1 Japan Yoshihiro Araki KO 5 (12), 2:22 22 Nov 2005 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan Retained OPBF middleweight title
21 Win 19–1–1 New Zealand Juarne Dowling TKO 6 (10), 2:35 1 Apr 2005 Australia Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, Australia
20 Win 18–1–1 Japan Yoshihiro Araki TKO 10 (12), 2:23 18 Oct 2004 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan Won vacant OPBF middleweight title
19 Win 17–1–1 New Zealand Rico Chong Nee UD 6 15 Aug 2004 Australia State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia
18 Win 16–1–1 Australia Joel Bourke TKO 5 (10), 2:37 2 Apr 2004 Australia State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained Australian middleweight title
17 Win 15–1–1 Argentina Ramon Arturo Britez UD 8 31 Oct 2003 Australia Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, Australia
16 Win 14–1–1 Indonesia Moechrody KO 2 (10), 2:52 12 Sep 2003 Australia Central Coast Stadium, Gosford, Australia
15 Win 13–1–1 Australia John Wayne Parr UD 12 13 Jun 2003 Australia Auburn RSL Club, Sydney, Australia Retained Australian middleweight title
14 Win 12–1–1 Australia Arama Tabuai TKO 2 (12) 11 Apr 2003 Australia Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, Australia Won vacant Australian middleweight title
13 Win 11–1–1 Australia Sergio Llancafilo TKO 5 (6) 15 Mar 2003 Australia Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia
12 Draw 10–1–1 Indonesia Harmen Ajadato TD 3 (10) 20 Dec 2002 Indonesia Ngurah Rai Stadium, Denpasar, Indonesia TD after Ajadato was cut from an accidental head clash
11 Loss 10–1 Australia Sam Soliman MD 12 15 Oct 2002 Australia Albert Park Powerhouse, Melbourne, Australia For IBF Pan Pacific middleweight title
10 Win 10–0 Australia Mike Cope UD 6 9 Aug 2002 Australia Albert Park Powerhouse, Melbourne, Australia
9 Win 9–0 Australia Brown Enyi KO 2 (6) 10 May 2002 Australia Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
8 Win 8–0 New Zealand Eni Latu KO 3 (6) 10 May 2002 Australia Central Coast Stadium, Gosford, Australia
7 Win 7–0 Pakistan Rasheed Baloch KO 4 (6), 2:11 8 Feb 2002 Australia Le Montage Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
6 Win 6–0 Fiji Manueli Delaitabua TKO 3 (6) 16 Nov 2001 Australia Nineveh Club, Sydney, Australia
5 Win 5–0 Fiji Saimoni Taudomo KO 2 (6) 3 Aug 2001 Australia Dapto Canaries, Wollongong, Australia
4 Win 4–0 Tunisia Kamel Chater PTS 4 3 Aug 2001 Australia Bellevue Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
3 Win 3–0 Australia Waqa Kolivuso KO 2 (4) 4 May 2001 Australia RSL Club, Wyong, Australia
2 Win 2–0 Australia Leo Christou TKO 2 (6) 20 Apr 2001 Australia Le Montage Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
1 Win 1–0 Australia Ivan Vakulyuk DQ 4 (6) 15 Dec 2000 Australia Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Leagues Club, Sydney, Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sakio Bika Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Sakio Bika". BoxRec. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  6. ^ Australian Associated Press. "Sakio Bika loses super middleweight title to Anthony Dirrell | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2017.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Ian McLeod
Australian middleweight champion
11 April 2003 – December 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Daniel Dawson
Vacant
Title last held by
Sam Soliman
OPBF middleweight champion
18 October 2004 – May 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Pradeep Singh Sihag
New title IBF Australasian
super-middleweight champion

8 December 2006 – June 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Kariz Kariuki
Vacant
Title last held by
Nader Hamdan
IBF Pan Pacific
super-middleweight champion

11 April 2008 – November 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Shannan Taylor
Preceded by
Dyah Davis
NABF super-middleweight champion
2 June 2012 – February 2013
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Marco Antonio Peribán
Vacant
Title last held by
James DeGale
WBO Inter-Continental
super-middleweight champion

2 June 2012 – February 2013
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Arthur Abraham
Vacant
Title last held by
Ryan Breese
WBCABCO Continental
super-middleweight champion

8 July 2017 – September 2018
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Aidos Yerbossynuly
Vacant
Title last held by
Avni Yıldırım
WBC International Silver
super-middleweight champion

22 October 2017 – October 2018
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ramil Gadzhyiev
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Fulgencio Zúñiga
IBO super-middleweight champion
13 November 2008 – June 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Isaac Chilemba
Major world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Andre Ward
WBC super-middleweight champion
22 June 201316 August 2014
Succeeded by
Anthony Dirrell
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