Anthony Dirrell: “I expect an easy fight, Sakio will do the same thing he always does”
Aug 14 2014 8:05 PM
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Unbeaten Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs) gets a title shot in a rematch against Sakio Bika of their wildly exciting and controversial 12-round split draw last Dec. 7

PHOTO CREDIT: CARLOS DELGADO – HOGANPHOTOS/GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS

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oubobcat says:

Bika is a very tricky fighter for anyone to fight. Yes he will do the same that he generally does but just because Dirrell knows he will does not mean it will be an easy fight for Dirrell. I think these guys could fight 100 times and each time will look almost exactly the same. Bika will maul Dirrell and make it rough and dirty on the inside at times. Dirrell will have his moment where he has distance and does some good work from the outside. It will be ugly at times as well as competitive and close.

Dirrell got very frustrated at times in the first fight at Bika's tactics and that took him out of his game plan some. Can Dirrell keep his composure and focus more this time around? If he can, he has a much better chance at this time pulling out a close fight. If he gets frustrated again and loses focus, will play right into Bika's hands and that may turn the tide of the fight in Bika's direction.

The Good Doctor says:

No way wlll this be an easy fight. Dirrell knew Bika's style the before the first fight and did not handle it well especially down the stretch.

I think Bika also realizes at 35 that he is no longer a spring chicken and really needs to win this fight to possibly get one more shot at the big stage. He has mentioned Froch in a couple of interviews but if he loses there is no chance of that. If he wins, and the Froch-Chavez thing falls apart, he may have a shot a Froch although I don't see it happening.

deepwater2 says:

Who is the ref for this fight? If the ref is quick to call a break on the inside it might be an easy fight for AD. If the ref lets these guys work Bika can win easy. The ref is the key.

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=The Good Doctor;61441]No way wlll this be an easy fight. Dirrell knew Bika's style the before the first fight and did not handle it well especially down the stretch.

I think Bika also realizes at 35 that he is no longer a spring chicken and really needs to win this fight to possibly get one more shot at the big stage. He has mentioned Froch in a couple of interviews but if he loses there is no chance of that. If he wins, and the Froch-Chavez thing falls apart, he may have a shot a Froch although I don't see it happening.[/QUOTE]

Biting off the words of the late, great talking head (goduncle) Howard Cosell, A-Tony Dirrell is “being quite truculent.”

That sucka needs some raspberries and dill weed tea mixed with a bit of ground Cayenne pepper in it. Bika again will make him peepee. Again, it won't be an easy walk in the park. It will be much horror from the dark. Holla!