It took Sakio Bika two attempts, but both he and world champion Adonis Stevenson made weight for their 175-pound title fight Saturday in Quebec City.
Sakio Bika initially weighed in at 175.8 pounds Friday while Adonis Stevenson came in at 174.4, but the challenger returned less than an hour later and made the cut at 174.6.
Two-division world champion Paulie Malignaggi, who will work as an analyst during CBS’s live coverage of the fight, said he didn’t foresee Bika’s weight factoring into the outcome of the bout.
“Bika looked in good form and didn't look like he was drawn or anything at the fighter meeting, even though he told us that he had to struggle a little bit to make the weight,” Malignaggi said. “I think that it will be the same fight that it was always going to be."
Bika, a former world champion at 168 pounds, will be fighting for the first time at 175.
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