By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Team Bika
WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “Scorpion” Bika talks to Fightnews.com about his recent defense of the title against Anthony Dirrell that was declared a draw, but whom he says he beat clearly. Sakio also says he is chasing a unification fight with IBF/WBA champ Carl Froch and that he owes his success to manager Al Haymon and trainers Kevin Cunningham in the USA and Australian trainers Dave Birchell and Michael Akkawy.
“I thought I won my fight against Dirrell,” satted Bika “He knocked me down but I was clear headed and not hurt. Not at any time during the fight was I in trouble. Everyone knows I can take a punch. The low blow that was ruled against me was wrong. I should not have lost that point. I thought I won the fight clearly and in the last round Dirrell just ran away from me!”
“I am chasing a fight with IBF/WBA champion Carl Froch. Froch was very lucky to win his fight against Groves. That was a bad knockdown he suffered but he boxed like a champion to come back and get the victory. A fight between Froch and me would see who is the “King” of the division. We should fight in Las Vegas to show the boxing fans who is the best. I am confident I would become unified champion.”
“My manager Al Haymon has done a great job for me and I know he wants Froch to fight me. I want to thank Al Haymon for the good job he has done. Also I would like to thank my trainer Kevin Cunningham who trains me in the USA and in Australia Dave Birchell and Mickael Akkawy. They have helped me become world champion.”
“I am taking a vacation over Christmas with my family and will be back early next year to defend my WBC title. I would like to thank Fightnews for interviews that have been published in 2013. Merry Christmas to Fightnews readers!”