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This fight between Joe Calzaghe and Sakio Bika took place on at the MEN Arena, Manchester, England.
At 183 cm, Joe Calzaghe is the taller of the two by 1 cm; Sakio Bika is 182 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 185 cm, Calzaghe also has reach advantage of 5 cms over Bika's 180 cm. On top of that, Calzaghe also has a 4 cm ape index advantage over Bika.
Calzaghe is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 41-0 (31 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 10 days ago against Jeff Lacy, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.
Bika comes in with a record of 20-1-2 (14 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 1 day ago against Markus Beyer, which ended in a draw.
Joe Calzaghe fights out of the southpaw stance, while Sakio Bika fights out of the orthodox stance.
On the day of the fight, Calzaghe will be 34 years and 6 months old. Bika will be 27 years and 5 months old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 65-35 in favor of Joe Calzaghe. Here is the prediction for Calzaghe vs Bika.
Joe Calzaghe defeated Sakio Bika via 12 round UD to retain the IBF, WBO, and The Ring super-middleweight titles. Bika's 0 fight win streak comes to an end, and Calzaghe advances his win streak to 42. Calzaghe is now 42-0, and Bika 20-2-2.