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Ward-Bika: Look for Andre to win every round in a one-sided win

Andre Ward Sakio BikaBy Scott Gilfoid: Sakia Bika (28-4-2, 19 KO’s) is a fine fighter with good skills and excellent power and a tough style to deal with. However, Bika has the bad luck of facing WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (22-0, 13 KO’s) on November 27th at the Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California. This is a couple of steps too far for the 31-year-old Bika, because not only can’t he deal with Ward’s incredible talent, but he won’t be able to beat him on the inside with his rough house tactics. I can see Bika coming unglued very early on in this fight when he finds himself getting battered by Ward without stop and unable to beat him on the inside either with the rough house tactics.

Ward is even better at roughing up his opponents than Bika. This is why I see Bika snapping early on in the fight and fouling his way out of this fight with something nasty. I hope Bika keeps it clean, but I doubt he will when he sees himself getting beaten up. Ward has looked amazing in his last two fights in the Super Six tournament against Mikkel Kessler and Allan Green, dominating both as if he were fighting amateurs. Kessler, who was supposed to beat Ward, ended up getting beaten even worse than Ward beat Green.

The fight was totally one-sided from start to finish. Bika isn’t in the same class as Kessler, and this is going to be an even more one-sided fight for Ward than his other fights. This bout won’t be a part of the Super Six tournament because Bika isn’t replacing anyone in the tourney. He’s just someone that has been picked for Ward in a stay busy fight. Ward is going to beat Bika, then beat either Carl Froch, Arthur Abraham, Glen Johnson or Allan Green. Ward will then move into the Super Six finals where he’ll await the winner of the other Super Six semifinal match.

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