Adonis Stevenson vs. Sakio Bika next Saturday, April 4th
LAS VEGAS (March 28, 2015) – Popular, hard-hitting Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and his upcoming opponent, former super middleweight titleholder Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika, were interviewed via satellite by Brian Custer to appear on tonight’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
Stevenson will defend his 175-pound crown against Bika on Saturday afternoon, April 4 (3 p.m. ET/ Noon PT) when Premier Boxing Champions makes its debut on CBS Television Network from The Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City
Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs), speaking from his gym in Montreal, and Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs), speaking from Boca Raton, Fla., discussed their world title fight, training and more, during a recent taped interview with Custer.
“Don’t miss it, Superman is in the building!,’’ exclaimed Stevenson, who went on to praise his opponent [Bika]. He insisted he was not underestimating him and stressed that his total focus was squarely on April 4.
Bika, who has never been knocked out, said he was not concerned about fighting on Stevenson’s home turf, was looking forward to becoming a three-time world champ and warned Stevenson if he came out seeking a KO, it might cost him.
“Every time he gets caught on the chin, he goes down,” Bika said.
Live boxing was a staple on CBS in the 1980s, consistently featuring future Hall of Famers Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and others. Boxing’s history on CBS dates back to 1948 when the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts premiered featuring legendary blow-by-blow commentator Russ Hodges.
The sport was a popular weekend afternoon staple on CBS in the 1980s and featured the memorable announce team of Tim Ryan, Gil Clancy and Leonard.
In tonight’s doubleheader on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez will defend his 126-pound title against 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title challenger Gary Russell Jr., and undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo and once-beaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan will clash in a battle of world-ranked contenders for the WBO Intercontinental 154-pound championship at The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
FREDRICK LAWSON DOMINATES IN DECISION OVER BREIDIS PRESCOTT!!
Los Angeles, CA (March 18, 2015) Undefeated and world ranked welterweight Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson dominated perennial contender Breidis Prescott over ten rounds last night at the Hialeah Park Race Track in Miami, Florida. Dropping Prescott in the third, Lawson improved to 24-0 (20KO’s) by surprisingly close scores of 95-94, 95-94 and one judges’ card for the opponent of 96-93.
The victory for Lawson was telecast on ESPN, his second consecutive bout on the network.
“I’m very pleased with the victory,” said the 25-year-old Lawson. “This was a very tough fight but my conditioning and preparation was the key. I’m ready to take the next step to my dream of becoming a world champion.” Lawson came into the fight world ranked #12 by the International Boxing Federation.
Stated Michael King of King Sports, Lawson’s promoter, “This was a true cross roads fight for Fredrick and he passed the test with flying colors. The key for him was preparation as it is with all of our fighters, his great training with Abel Sanchez truly paid off.”
“Fredrick is ready for a top ten contender right now and we’re going to get started immediately working on his next fight. We’d also like to thank ESPN for once again giving him another opportunity.”
Prescott moved to 27-7-0 (20KO’s) with the defeat.