By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBO super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (27-3-2, 18 KOs) will clash with Ramon Pedro Moyano (27-8-3, 15KO’s) on Thursday at the Orion Function Center, Campsie, NSW, Australia. Moyano – the son of the great Carlos Monzon – is coming off a fifth round knockout win over Fernando Vera in 2009. Bika defeated Peter Manfredo by KO3 to capture the IBO title in 2008 and won the 2007 Contender series. He lost to Joe Calzaghe in 2006 and Lucian Bute in 2007.
Bika said “I simply cannot wait for this fight! My record shows I fight the best and I want to show the Australian public what I am about and what the Amercian fans saw of me through ‘The Contender’ series. I won my world-title last here in Sydney and I am proud to have this opportunity to showcase my talents on SuperBoxer. Anthony Mundine has avoided me for far too long and maybe this is a way for the Australian public to see my punching power and the excitement I bring to the ring and call for Anthony to face me in the future! Thank you to the Empire for affording me this opportunity to show Australia how much sting ‘The Scorpion’ has got! My opponent may be the son of the legendary Carlos Monzon, but guess what, that won’t help him on the night when he feels the full force of my power!”
Promoter Fidel Tukel. Televised throughout Australia on Channel Ten One -HD television network