Sakio Bika
Sakio Bika

Sakio Bika

“The Scorpion”

RECORD

34 - 7 - 3

KOs

22

Weight 174.6 lbs (79.09 kg)

Age 38

Home Sydney, New South Wales, AUS 

Complete Stats

Cameroon-born Australian Sakio Bika was crowned champion of Season 3 of “The Contender” before going on to win a world title at 168 pounds. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Geard Ajetovic

Oct 22, 2017 / Star City Casino, Sydney

The former world champion scored a unanimous decision win—his second straight victory down under in his adopted home of Australia.

Latest News

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Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvin HaglerPBC Boxing Video
Apr 3, 2017 / History, Stevenson vs Bika, Adonis Stevenson, Sakio Bika

This Week in Boxing History: April 3-9

This week in boxing history, PBC celebrates two light heavyweight champions, the longest heavyweight title fight of the 20th century, the first undisputed cruiserweight champion in history and a legendary middleweight upset.

Rau'shee WarrenPBC Boxing Video
Aug 5, 2016 / Artur Beterbiev, Sakio Bika, Marcus Browne, Andre Dirrell, Jamel Herring, John Jackson, Julius Jackson, Abner Mares, Errol Spence Jr., Rau'shee Warren, Deontay Wilder

PBC fighters reflect on their Olympic experiences

Competing for one’s country at the Olympics is one of the greatest honors an athlete can achieve. With the Rio Summer Games getting underway this weekend, some of PBC’s Olympic veterans shared their own memories and offered advice to this year’s athletes.

Adonis Stevenson and Sakio Bika
Apr 6, 2015 / Stevenson vs Bika, Adonis Stevenson, Sakio Bika

The Moment: Adonis Stevenson vs. Sakio Bika

There were plenty of devastating punches to choose from, but Adonis Stevenson’s head-swiveling left to the chin of Sakio Bika during the fifth round Saturday was The Moment of their 175-pound championship fight in Quebec City.

Fights

Fights

Win vs Geard Ajetovic 31-16-1

Oct 22, 2017 Star City Hotel &Casino, Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Geard Ajetovic by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Luke Sharp 14-5-3

Jul 08, 2017 Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Luke Sharp by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Apr 04, 2015 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Sakio Bika by UD in Round 12 of 12

Loss vs Anthony Dirrell 32-5-3

Aug 16, 2014 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Sakio Bika LOSES to Anthony Dirrell by UD in Round 12 of 12

Draw vs Anthony Dirrell 32-5-2

Dec 07, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Sakio Bika DRAWS with Anthony Dirrell by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Marco Antonio Periban 20-0-0

Jun 22, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Sakio Bika WINS against Marco Antonio Periban by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Nikola Sjekloca 25-0-0

Feb 16, 2013 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Sakio Bika WINS against Nikola Sjekloca by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Dyah Davis 21-2-1

Jun 02, 2012 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Sakio Bika WINS against Dyah Davis by TKO in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Alfredo Contreras 12-12-2

Dec 03, 2011 Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Sakio Bika WINS against Alfredo Contreras by RTD in Round 3 of 8

LOSS vs Andre Ward 22-0-0

Nov 27, 2010 Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA

Andre Ward WINS against Sakio Bika by UD in Round 12 of 12

LOSS vs Jean-Paul Mendy 28-0-1

Jul 31, 2010 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jean-Paul Mendy WINS against Sakio Bika by DQ in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Nestor Fabian Casanova 22-14-0

Jul 30, 2009 Orion Function Centre, Campsie, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Nestor Fabian Casanova by KO in Round 1 of 8

WIN vs Peter Manfredo Jr 31-5-0

Nov 13, 2008 Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Peter Manfredo Jr LOSES to Sakio Bika by TKO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Gustavo Javier Kapusi 18-11-3

Apr 11, 2008 Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club, Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Gustavo Javier Kapusi by KO in Round 1 of 12

WIN vs Jaidon Codrington 18-1-0

Nov 06, 2007 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jaidon Codrington LOSES to Sakio Bika by TKO in Round 8 of 10

Win vs Sam Soliman 34-9-0

Oct 30, 2007 Contender Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sakio Bika WINS against Sam Soliman by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Donny McCrary 23-5-2

Oct 02, 2007 Contender Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sakio Bika WINS against Donny McCrary by UD in Round 5 of 5

LOSS vs Lucian Bute 19-0-0

Jun 15, 2007 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Lucian Bute WINS against Sakio Bika by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Andre Thysse 19-7-0

Feb 04, 2007 State Sports Centre, Homebush Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Andre Thysse by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Dechapon Suwunnalird 1-6-0

Dec 08, 2006 Ex-Services Club, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Dechapon Suwunnalird by TKO in Round 2 of 12

LOSS vs Joe Calzaghe 41-0-0

Oct 14, 2006 M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Joe Calzaghe WINS against Sakio Bika by UD in Round 12 of 12

Draw vs Markus Beyer 34-2-0

May 13, 2006 Stadthalle, Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany

Markus Beyer DRAWS with Sakio Bika by TD in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Yoshihiro Araki 15-2-0

Nov 22, 2005 Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Sakio Bika WINS against Yoshihiro Araki by KO in Round 5 of 12

WIN vs Juarne Dowling 12-3-0

Apr 01, 2005 Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia

Juarne Dowling LOSES to Sakio Bika by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Yoshihiro Araki 14-1-0

Oct 18, 2004 Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Sakio Bika WINS against Yoshihiro Araki by TKO in Round 10 of 12

Win vs Rico Chong Nee 9-5-1

Aug 15, 2004 State Sports Centre, Homebush Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Rico Chong Nee by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Joel Bourke 12-11-1

Apr 02, 2004 State Sports Centre, Homebush Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Joel Bourke by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Ramon Arturo Britez 34-18-1

Oct 31, 2003 Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Ramon Arturo Britez by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Moechrody  0-5-0

Sep 12, 2003 Central Coast Rugby League Club, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Moechrody  by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs John Wayne Parr 10-2-0

Jun 13, 2003 Auburn RSL Club, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against John Wayne Parr by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Arama Tabuai 7-6-0

Apr 11, 2003 Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Arama Tabuai by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Sergio Llancafilo 2-1-1

Mar 15, 2003 Challenge Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Sergio Llancafilo by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Draw vs Harmen Ajadato 3-6-0

Dec 20, 2002 GOR Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, Indonesia

Sakio Bika DRAWS with Harmen Ajadato by TD in Round 3 of 10

LOSS vs Sam Soliman 15-7-0

Oct 15, 2002 Powerhouse, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Sam Soliman WINS against Sakio Bika by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Mike Cope 0-0-0

Aug 09, 2002 Powerhouse, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Mike Cope by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Brown Enyi 2-3-1

Jun 14, 2002 Enmore Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Brown Enyi by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Eni Latu 1-5-1

May 10, 2002 Central Coast Rugby League Club, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Eni Latu by KO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Rasheed Baloch 5-4-0

Feb 08, 2002 Le Montage Function Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Rasheed Baloch by KO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Manueli Delaitabua 0-4-0

Nov 16, 2001 Nineveh Sports Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Manueli Delaitabua by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Saimoni Taudomo 0-1-1

Sep 27, 2001 Dapto Rugby League Club, Dapto, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Saimoni Taudomo by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Kamel Chater 1-0-0

Aug 03, 2001 Bellevue Function Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Kamel Chater by PTS in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Waqa Kolivuso 0-1-0

May 04, 2001 Wyong RSL Club, Wyong, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Waqa Kolivuso by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Leo Christou 2-2-0

Apr 20, 2001 Le Montage Function Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Leo Christou by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Ivan Vakulyuk 3-0-0

Dec 15, 2000 Manly Warringah Leagues Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sakio Bika WINS against Ivan Vakulyuk by DQ in Round 4 of 6

Stats

Sakio Bika “The Scorpion”

  • WINS 34
  • LOSSES 7
  • DRAWS 3
  • KOs 22

Weight 174.6 lbs (79.09 kg)

Height 5'11½" (1.82 m)

Reach 71" (180 cm)

  • Born

    April 18, 1979
  • Age

    38
  • Country

    Australia
  • Born in

    Douala
  • Trains in

    Sydney, New South Wales
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    281
  • KO Percentage

    50%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Bio

Sakio Bika was born in Cameroon and represented the country in the 2000 Olympics, but he has fought his entire pro career as an Australian. After coming up short in his first two bids for a world title, “The Scorpion” found success by winning the third season of reality TV show The Contender. He eventually won a world championship at 168 pounds, and is now competing in the 175-pound division.

Bika was born in the African nation of Cameroon as one of nine children, and starred in soccer as a child.

He took up boxing at 13 years old as a way to help his family after seeing a tournament advertising prizes of household items.

He represented Cameroon in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and finished his amateur career with a record of 125-11.

While at the Olympics, Bika not only fell in love with Australia, but also met his future wife, Belinda.

He remained in the country, eventually receiving his Australian citizenship in October 2006.

Sakio Bika and Joe Calzaghe
Sakio Bika throws a left hand during his 168-pound title fight against Joe Calzaghe in Manchester, England, on October 14, 2006.

Starting out Down Under

Bika made his professional debut in Sydney in December 2000, beating Ivan Vakulyuk via a fourth-round disqualification.

After winning his first 10 fights, Bika suffered his first setback in October 2002, when he lost a 12-round decision to Sam Soliman.

He fought his way back to earn a title shot against 168-pound champion Markus Beyer in Sachsen, Germany, in May 2013. An accidental head butt cut Beyer below his right eye, however, and the fight was stopped after four rounds, allowing the champ to retain his title.

Bika received another title shot in his next fight, taking on unbeaten Joe Calzaghe in Manchester, England, but lost a 12-round unanimous decision for his second career defeat.

Following two victories, Bika went up against unbeaten contender Lucian Bute in Montreal in June 2007, but lost a 12-round unanimous decision.

Winning The Contender

Bika raised his public profile in 2007 when appeared on the third season of ESPN reality show The Contender.

The Australian beat Donny McCrary in a five-round decision, and avenged his 2002 loss to Soliman to reach the series finale.

In the season finale at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden in November 2007, Bika faced Jaidon Codrington for the championship. Both fighters were knocked down in the first round, but Bika eventually wore his opponent down and won by a technical knockout in the eighth round.

Bika’s success in The Contender put him back in the title hunt, but consecutive losses against unbeaten contenders in 2010 derailed his progress.

He floored Jean-Paul Mendy in the first round in July, but then was disqualified for a subsequent blow while Mendy’s knee was on the canvas. Bika then lost a 12-round unanimous decision to 168-pound world champion Andre Ward in Oakland, California, that November.

Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell
Sakio Bika punches Anthony Dirrell during the 168-pound title fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on December 7, 2013.

Making the breakthrough

The Australian rebounded from the back-to-back losses, winning his next three fights to earn another title shot.

Bika made the breakthrough to become a world champion in June 2013, when he won a 12-round majority decision over Marco Antonio Periban at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Bika’s first title defense came against undefeated Anthony Dirrell in Brooklyn in December 2013.

Bika applied pressure throughout the fight, but Dirrell floored the champ in the fifth round. After 12 rounds, though, the fight was ruled a split-decision draw, and Bika retained his title.

The two fighters met in a rematch in Carson, California, in August 2014. This time, Dirrell won a 12-round unanimous decision to take the title away from Bika.

Sakio Bika Adonis Stevenson
Sakio Bika sticks Adonis Stevenson with a jab during their 175-pound title fight in Quebec City on April 4, 2015.

Tough tangle with Adonis Stevenson

Bika stepped up in weight to challenge 175-pound world champion Adonis Stevenson in Quebec City on April 4, 2015, in a Premier Boxing Champions fight that aired live on CBS.

Stevenson knocked Bika down in the sixth and ninth rounds. The Scorpion battled back late in the fight, however, and continually pressed Stevenson up until the final bell.

Stevenson won a 12-round unanimous decision to retain his title, but Bika extended his career streak of 42 professional fights without having been stopped.