Sakio Bika

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Sakio Bika
Statistics
Nickname(s) The Scorpion
Rated at
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Reach 180 cm (71 in)
Nationality
  • Cameroonian
  • Australian
Born (1979-04-18) 18 April 1979 (age 38)
Douala, Cameroon
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 32
Wins by KO 21
Losses 7
Draws 3

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.

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.[1]

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

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.[4]

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 effecive 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.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
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  3. ^ [3][dead link]
  4. ^ "Sakio Bika". BoxRec. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 
  5. ^ Australian Associated Press. "Sakio Bika loses super middleweight title to Anthony Dirrell | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 

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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
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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
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Title next held by
Shannan Taylor
Preceded by
Dyah Davis
NABF super-middleweight champion
2 June 2012 – February 2013
Vacated
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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
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Title next held by
Arthur Abraham
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Fulgencio Zúñiga
IBO super-middleweight champion
13 November 2008 – June 2010
Vacated
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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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