By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian-based and Cameroon-born Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (31-5-2, 21 KOs) has been installed as a solid betting favorite by Australian bookmakers ahead of tonight’s WBC super middleweight title bout against Mexico’s Marco Antonio Periban (20-0, 13 KOs) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. “He’s big with a good record, so I had to check him out,” Bika said. “I will fight anybody. I always like to fight a new opponent. I will take him on and show the world I’m the best.” The referee will be Harvey Dock, judges are Max De Luca, Julie Lederman and Robin Taylor. All are from the USA. WBC Supervisor is Alberto Guerra (Panama).