Adonis Stevenson defends his WBC World light heavyweight title against Sakio Bika on Saturday, April 4 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.
The fight kicks off the debut of Premier Boxing Champions on CBS, which will carry the event live at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
Odds of Winning
Stevenson enters the fight a huge favorite in Vegas and on online sportsbooks (see below). But Bika has never been knocked out and he will be looking to lift Stevenson’s belt in dramatic fashion.
“Every time [Stevenson] gets caught on the chin, he goes down,’’ Bika said.
Haitian Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) is riding a 12-fight winning streak and sports an 81% knockout ratio. The 37-year-old 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.
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. He has had notable encounters against top-level opponents Markus Beyer, Joe Calzaghe, Lucian Bute, and Andre Ward.
Let’s take a look at the numbers posted for this weekends contest:
sportbet: Adonis Stevenson -1500 Sakio Bika +1000
bet365: Adonis Stevenson -1000 Sakio Bika +600
Boyle Sports: Adonis Stevenson -1200 Sakio Bika +600
PaddyPower: Adonis Stevenson -1000 Sakio Bika +550
Stan James: Adonis Stevenson -1000 Sakio Bika +550
On the co-feature, undefeated Russian Arthur Beterbiev faces Gabriel Campillo of Spain.
“Don’t miss it, Superman is in the building!,’’ said Stevenson.