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Bika eyes war with Chavez Jr: I’m sure he deserves his chance!

Phil Jay 24/05/2014

WBC super-middleweight champion Sakio Bika is hoping to negotiate with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr after talks between the Mexican and Gennady Golovkin broke down.

Chavez was locked in talks with ‘GGG’ for a number of weeks, although the fight reached a deadlock before the WBA stipulated that Golovkin had to defend his title against mandatory challenger Jarrod Fletcher.

That news totally killed off any chance of the super-fight happening over the summer, and Bika is now looking to capitalize by offering one-time middleweight king Chavez the chance to face him for the 168lb belt.

“Although there have been no formal talks for a fight against Chavez Jr. there are many rumors that he wants to fight me,” said Bika.

“I think if this bout does happen, it will be a war, because the styles are perfect for the match.

“In his rematch with Bryan Vera, he looked good and won comfortably. I’m sure he deserves a chance,” he added.

Bika, 35, picked up the coveted green strap in June 2013 when defeating Marco Periban, before engaging with unbeaten Anthony Dirrell in his first defence last December, which ended in a split decision draw.

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