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Bika comments on Hearn/Froch talks, future unification and fighting at 175

Phil Jay 25/06/2014

WBC super-middleweight champion Sakio Bika has spoken after putting his point across when turning up at Carl Froch after-fight press conference last month. The Cameroonian is eyeing a possible unification with the Briton or anyone else between 168 and 175lbs and hopes to secure another title on the back of his green belt victory.

Bika, 35, made his presence felt to Froch and promoter Eddie Hearn in London in a bold bid to persuade ‘The Cobra’ to return to the sport for a two-belt battle, rather than hanging up his gloves for good – which is said to be 50-50.

“Although there were no in-depth business discussions, we did have a small chat before and after the fight on the possibilities of a fight between myself and Froch as Eddie Hearn is aware that I want to unify the belts,” Bika told World Boxing News.

“Froch is an option for me, but there are many others at super middleweight and even at light-heavyweight. I’ll fight anyone if they’ve got the courage to put their belts on the line and I believe It would be respectful to the sport of boxing to unify these belts.

“In regards to fights and which fighters I could face, it all depends on my manager and promoter,” he added.

Asked whether there had been any interest from WBA ‘super’ title holder Andre Ward in claiming back his old WBC belt against Bika, the new title holder pointed out that he was open to the idea if the American ever got in touch.

“I am not sure if Andre Ward is really interested, but the door is always open for him,” said Bika, before stating the date when he hopes to get back in the ring for his next defence. “All being well I think we could fight in August,” he confirmed.

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