Adonis Stevenson defends his WBC World light heavyweight title against brawler Sakio Bika on Saturday, April 4 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. The fight will be broadcast by CBS at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
Haitian Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) was last in action pummeling Dmitry Sukhotsky with a fifth-round knockout in December 2014. Prior to the Sukhotsky fight, Stevenson had outpointed Andrzej Fonfara and kayo’ed Brit Tony Bellow.
Stevenson is riding a 12-fight winning streak and sports an 81% knockout ratio, and he expects an early night on April 4.
“I know Bika will stop at nothing, so the fight will be spectacular and extremely offensive-minded,” Stevenon, 37 years old, said. “I predict that Bika will lose by knockout for the first time in his career.”
Former super middleweight world champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs), of Cameroon, is coming off back-to-back fights against rival Anthony Dirrell. The two fought to a draw in their first encounter; Dirrell took the August 2014 rematch by decision.
Bika, 35 years old, has campaigned exclusively in the super middleweight division; April 4 will be his first fight as a 175-pound light middleweight.
“After all these years fighting at 168 pounds, it was becoming increasingly difficult to make weight and that was a major factor in my defeats,” Bika said. “I see no problem making the jump to light heavyweight to face Stevenson and I do not feel I’ll be at a disadvantage because the champion made this transition successfully himself less than two years ago against Chad Dawson.”
April 4 marks the debut of Premier Boxing Champions on CBS network television.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. E, at the Pepsi Coliseum box office in Quebec, by calling (418) 691-7211 or (800) 900-7469, online at www.billetech.com, at GYM (514) 383-0666 and Champion Boxing Club (514) 376-0980. Ticket prices range from $25 to $250 on the floor.