Joe Calzaghe vs. Sakio Bika
Revision as of 05:24, 4 May 2010 by Slugger
2006-10-14 : Joe Calzaghe 168 lbs beat Sakio Bika 168 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
- Referee: Mickey Vann
- Judge: Jose Rivera 117-110
- Judge: John Lawson 117-110
- Judge: Phil Edwards 116-111
- International Boxing Federation Super Middleweight Title (1st. defending of Calzaghe)
- World Boxing Organization Super Middleweight Title (19th. defending of Calzaghe)
- Weights: 168 lbs (each)
- Announcer: Michael Buffer
- Aired on: HBO (via tape delay) and ITV
- The Unified Rules of Boxing applied
- Calzaghe defends his Ring Magazine super middleweight world title.
- Calzaghe was cut in the fourth round over the left eye by a headbutt.
- Bika had one point deducted in the fifth round for a headbutt.
- With this win, Calzaghe had made 19 defenses of his super middleweight title, the second highest in this division to date (Sven Ottke made 21 successful defenses of the IBF title.)
- The fight was Calzaghe's debut on HBO.