Lucian Bute vs. Sakio Bika
2007-06-15 : Lucian Bute 167¾ lbs beat Sakio Bika 167½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Referee: Marlon Wright
- Judge: Richard DeCarufel 116-111
- Judge: William James 118-109
- Judge: George Hill 118-109
- IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator
- Weights: Bute 167 3/4 lbs, Bika 167 1/2 lbs.
- Aired on: ESPN Friday Night Fights
- Pre-Fight Rankings: Lucian Bute: Ring Magazine #6, IBF #3; - Sakio Bika: Ring Magazine #10, IBF #10.
- Bika sparred with WBA, WBC Super Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler leading up to the fight.(ESPN)
- Bute stung by beautiful right uppercut in the 5th Round.
- Bika deducted 1 point in the 10th Round for an intentional headbutt.
- Bika caught by a big straight left in the 11th Round.
- A small cut developed over the right eye of Bika in the 11th Round.