Adonis Stevenson/Photo courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions
Perhaps Sakio Bika had a vision because he must have been dreaming when he said what he said at Wednesday’s final news conference promoting his challenge to light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson on Saturday. The two will square off at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (at 12 p.m. on CBS).
“He’s knocked people out, but I’ve never been knocked out,” said Bika, of Australia. “On Saturday, I’ll be the one to knock him out.
Stevenson, of Laval, Quebec, is a beast in the ring. His nickname is “Superman.” He is 25-1 with 21 knockouts for a knockout ratio of 80.7 percent. He won the title when he knocked out Chad Dawson in the first round in June 2013 and has made four successful defenses.
Bika is 32-6-3 with 21 knockouts, a knockout ratio of 51.2 percent. Bika is a former super middleweight champion, and this will be his first fight at light heavyweight.
There is always the chance that Stevenson will be looking past Bika to fellow champion Sergey Kovalev, as that fight could be on the horizon. Stevenson intimated that will not be the case.
“I’m very focused because I know Bika is very dangerous,” Stevenson said. “I know he’s going to come into the ring and try to give me trouble.”