News | Apr 05 2015

Boxing results: Adonis Stevenson retains WBC light-heavyweight title with decision over Sakio Bika

Stevenson dominates Bika while Artur Beterbiev crushes Gabriel Campillo
Adonis Stevenson

ADONIS STEVENSON, the WBC light-heavyweight champion, was taken the full 12 rounds by gritty Sakio Bika before winning a unanimous decision in the Pepsi Coliseum at Quebec City, Montreal.

Two knockdowns were scored by Stevenson although after investigation only one appeared legitimate. Replays showed that Bika lost his footing and tumbled to the floor without taking a punch in the sixth, but there could be no disputing the bombs that decked the former super-middleweight boss in the ninth.

Bika – typically crude, ragged and awkward – had some success when he crowded Stevenson in the middle rounds, and he showed ambition down the stretch. But ultimately, like in losses to Joe Calzaghe, Andre Ward, and Lucian Bute, he could not bridge the skill gap.