By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Contender Season III champion Sakio “The Scorpion ” Bika (28-3-2, 19 KOs) has expressed disappointment that he was bypassed in favor of Allan Green (29-1, 20 KOs) as the replacement for Jermain Taylor in SHOTWTIME’s acclaimed Super Six 168 pound tournament. Bika was actually scheduled to fight Allan Green in a February 5 boxoff with the winner getting Taylor’s spot in the Super Six, however Bika said visa problems (now resolved) prevented that fight from happening, thereby opening the door for Green to enter the tournament directly. “I was the better option to replace Jermain Taylor,” maintains Bika. “If you compare Allan Green’s career to mine, I have had more experience and accomplishments in the ring.”
He continued, “I am rated higher than him and I have always been willing to take on the best to prove myself, something which Green hasn’t done. I have fought the far better opposition. This Super Six tournament is supposed to be the best super middleweights in the world. I am a better fighter than Allan Green.”
Green dropped a points decision to Edison Miranda in 2007 but stopped Jaidon Codrington in round one in 2005.
Bika stopped Peter Manfredo in three rounds in 2008 and Jaidon Codrington in eight rounds in 2007 to win the Contender series. In two world title shots, Bika dropped decisions to Joe Calzaghe in 2006 and Lucian Bute in 2007.
He is now managed by Al Heyman so Bika should find himself in big fights soon.