Adonis Stevenson to battle Sakio Bika on April 4
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) will fight former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) on April 4 at Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Southpaw Stevenson, a native of Haiti, now residing in Quebec, will make the fifth defence of his title, following wins over Tavoris Cloud, Tony Bellew, Andrzej Fonfara and Dmitry Sukhotsky, when he takes on Bika, a native of Cameroon, now residing in Sydney, Australia, who has always been known for his toughness.
Of course the fight that boxing fans want to see is Stevenson against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, who faces Jean Pascal on March 14, also in Quebec, but this is a good match-up nevertheless.
Bika has made his name at super middleweight and has only lost to top fighters in the division, including Joe Calzaghe, Lucian Bute, Andre Ward and Anthony Durrell.
Also on the card, light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (7-0, 7 KOs) will be facing former WBA champion Gabriel Campillo (25-6-1, 12 KOs).