Ward and Bika will weigh in just one day before their world title clash at Oakland Airport Hilton, 1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, Calif., 94621, on Friday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. PT.
Oakland’s Ward will make the second defense of his WBA super middleweight championship against world-ranked contender Bika on Saturday, live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast.
Ward (22-0, 13 KOs), who has already secured a berth in the Semifinals of the Showtime Super Six World Boxing Classic, will be making the second defense of his 168-pound title. The 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and tournament points-leader will face the tough Bika, (28-4-2, 19 KOs) of Sydney, Australia, via Douala, Cameroon.
The World Championship night of boxing will begin at 4 p.m. featuring undefeated Mexican junior middleweight and 2008 US Olympian Javier Molina (4-0, 4 KOs), Sacramento’s undefeated lightweight Stan Martyniouk (10-0, 1KO), Houston’s power-punching Cornelius White (15-0, 14 KOs), plus four other bouts with the main event featuring Oakland’s finest starting at approximately 7 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $150, $75 and $35 are on sale now at the Oracle Box Office or visit www.coliseum.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Goossen Tutor Promotions and TNT Boxing are promoting this night of World Championship boxing, with the championship bout in association with Golden Boy Promotions, the promoter for Bika.