A rejuvenated Sakio Bika is looking remain active while he pursues an elusive second reign as WBC super middleweight champion.
Bika (33-7-3, 22 KOs) made his anticipated return earlier in the month on the back of a two year injury forced hiatus. Bika defeated domestic divisional gatekeeper Luke Sharp over seven one-sided rounds to collect a WBC affiliated regional title at super middleweight.
The Sydney-based Bika worked off some ring-rust and got in those much needed rounds as he aims to work his way back into contention for the universally regarded WBC crown he surrendered to Anthony Dirrell just over three years ago.
As expected, Bika admits that it is good to be back in the ring after his extended absence.
“It was good to get back into the ring, I felt good and I felt strong,” said Bika in a press release issued by his management. “My opponent came to fight and had a great defence. I have respect for him, he wore some big punches and kept on going.”
“I will speak with my advisor (Al Haymon), there’s a lot of big fights in the division at the moment and I am very keen to get back in the mix. I hope to be back fighting in the US in August or September and I plan to headline a huge fight card in Sydney on October 28th at Olympic Park in Sydney.”
For the best part of a decade, Bika has called for fights against countryman Daniel Geale and Anthony Mundine. Despite these challenges largely going unnoticed – the 38-year-old has continued to call their names – even with his end goal being a lucrative shot at a third world title abroad.
“I want to fight against a big name to support the release of my documentary and after that, I want to challenge the winner of Anthony Dirrell and David Benavidez fight for the WBC title.” he concluded. “But I would love to fight Anthony Mundine or Daniel Geale but they don’t have the balls to face me.”
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