SAKIO Bika makes his highly anticipated return tonight.
After an extended period away, the former WBC super middleweight champion faces domestic divisional gatekeeper Luke Sharp for a WBC affiliated regional bauble at the Fraternity Club in Wollongong, New South Wales.
The card, promoted by Paul Nasari’s Neutral Corner Promotions, boasts a further two title fights, including an Australian lightweight title challenge from highly touted Haithem Laamouz, who faces the temperamental but hard-hitting Joebert Delos Reyes.
Former Commonwealth Games representative Mark Lucas will also defend his OPBF Silver strap against upset-minded Filipino Arnel Tinampay, who carries a reputation as a granite-chinned spoiler.
Sakio Bika 75.20 vs. Luke Sharp 80.50
vacant WBC Asia Continental super middleweight title
Haithem Laamouz 60.70 vs. Joebert Delos Reyes 61.60
vacant Australian lightweight title
Mark Lucas 72.10 vs. Arnel Tinampay 71.90
OPBF Silver middleweight title
Michael Van Nimwegen 79.30 vs. Aswin Cabul 78.30
Photo: Milenko Klisic