A stacked card featuring nothing but title fights is headed to Sydney on October 28th.
Former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (33-7-3, 22 KOs) will headline a memorable night at Sydney’s Olympic Park precinct against a yet-to-be-named opponent.
The card will also feature a salivating co-main event between Commonwealth welterweight ruler Kris George (12-1, 6 KOs) and OPBF welterweight titleholder Jack Brubaker (13-1-1, 7 KOs). The event will be a co-promotion between Sakio Bika Promotions and Sydney’s leading promotional entity Neutral Corner Promotions.
The winner would be in a healthy position domestically, having earned bragging rights as the outright second best welterweight in the country, behind only WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn.
“This is the first time I have fought in Sydney since 2009,” said Bika in a press release issued by his management. “I want to put on a good show for Australian boxing fans and make sure there are opportunities on the undercard for talented prospects in the sport.”
Bika, 38, who returned with a stoppage victory over journeyman Luke Sharp in July, is yet to name his opponent but has been very vocal about who he wishes to face.
“My whole career Anthony Mundine, Daniel Geale and Danny Green have avoided me,” he said. “It would be good for one of them to step up and face me and give the people what they want to see. If none of the them have the balls to face me I will look at other options and will then face the winner of David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril for the WBC world title”
The card boasts a Commonwealth title bout, two Australian titles and multiple regional title bouts.
Further to this, undefeated heavyweight Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) will continue his ascension towards an elusive second challenge at a heavyweight championship, alongside prodigious talent Tim Tszyu, son of boxing royalty Kostya Tszyu, who will compete for his first professional title.
The card will be opened with two Australian title fights featuring former Olympian Luke Boyd, who challenges Australian bantamweight titleholder Bob Trigg. Recently crowned Australian light heavyweight champion Aaron Lai will make the first defence of his strap against the lively Michael Van Nimwegen.
More information about the event can be found on the official website here.