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WBA WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD TO DEFEND AGAINST TOP-10 CONTENDER SAKIO BIKA IN SECOND HALF OF SHOWTIME® DOUBLEHEADER

by Sharon Sanghera, October 15, 2010

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WBA WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD TO DEFEND

AGAINST TOP-10 CONTENDER SAKIO BIKA

IN SECOND HALF OF SHOWTIME® DOUBLEHEADER

Live on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 (9 p.m. ET)

At Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

NEW YORK (Oct. 15, 2010) – Super Six World Boxing Classic fans will get a chance to see WBA world champion and tournament-point leader Andre Ward headline the SHOWTIME telecast on Saturday, Nov. 27 (live at 9p.m. ET/PT), it was officially announced one week after Ward’s tournament opponent Andre Dirrell pulled out of their Group Stage 3 fight due to injury.

Ward, who has already locked up a Semifinal berth in the Super Six World Boxing Classic, will defend his WBA super middleweight world title against world ranked top-10 contender Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (28-4-2, 19 KOs) of Sydney, Australia, by way of Douala, Cameroon, in the second-half of a SHOWTIME doubleheader.

The fight, which will take place in front of Ward’s hometown fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., will not be part of the Super Six tournament, Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®, announced.  The event is being promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions, the promoter for Bika.

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