Super middleweight contestant Sakio Bika has had three world title shots, going 0-2-1 in them. Now, he could be on his way to a fourth. Bika carefully outboxed and outfought Nikola Sjekloca to succeed a common decision in a world title eliminator at Boardwalk Hall in the co-featured bout on the Adrien Broner-Gavin Rees lightweight title undercard.
With this win, Bika became one of united winner Andre Ward’s mandatory challengers. In 2010, Bika lost a near-shutout result to Ward but has since won three fights in a row. But with Ward out of battle likely until the fall because of a shoulder injury and Bika not in his plans, a replay is highly unlikely for now. Bika instead could be skull for a rematch with Montreal star and former titleholder Lucian Bute, who was ringside with his team to watch the fight.
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Sonny Bill Williams is rumoured to be making his professional boxing debut on the undercard of Anthony Mundine’s upcoming world title fight.
Williams, a friend of Mundine who controversially walked out on the NRL midway through last season to join French rugby union club Toulon, is reportedly considering fighting in Munine’s ‘KO To Drugs’ promotion event.
Mundine is this month expected to announce a fight with Australia’s IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale in May.
Williams will return to Australia for the first time since his sudden exit when he plays for the Barbarians against the Wallabies in Sydney on June 6.
The former league back-rower has starred in the centres for Toulon, but his club has slumped to 11th in the 14-team competition with six games remaining.
Philippine minimumweight boxing champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes arrived in the country early Wednesday after his victory over Mexican Eric Ramirez in Oaxaca, Mexico over the weekend.
Nietes, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight champion, arrived on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 103 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 6 a.m.
Nietesâ€™s arrival comes after his successful defense of his WBO minimumweight title against Ramirez.
He won via unanimous decision after he knocked down Ramirez four times.
The judges scored the fight 115-109, 116-108 and 113-111 in favor of the Cebu-based boxer.
Nietes now holds a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and three draws, with 14 wins by knockout.