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Calzaghe vs. Bika: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Joe Calzaghe (The Pride of Wales) defends his IBF, WBO, and The Ring super-middleweight titles against Sakio Bika (The Scorpion). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

34
Oct 1, 1993
41-0
19
31 (75.6%)
183 cm
185 cm
2 cm
Southpaw
Mar 4, 2006
7m, 10d
41
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
27
Dec 15, 2000
20-1-2
1
14 (60.9%)
182 cm
180 cm
-2 cm
Orthodox
May 13, 2006
5m, 1d
0
IBFWBOTheRing
sMD
w1
sMD
w1
d18
sMD
w1
super-middleweight
Saturday, 14 Oct 2006
MEN Arena, Manchester, England
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Joe Calzaghe vs. Sakio Bika

Date

This fight between Joe Calzaghe and Sakio Bika took place on at the MEN Arena, Manchester, England.

Tale of the Tape

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.

Jeff Lacy's boxing career

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.

Prediction and Odds

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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 is very likely to win this fight. It is going to be hard for Sakio Bika to win this one.

Result

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.

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