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DiBella Hits Back: Team Pirog Desperate For Attention

By Rick Reeno

Lou DiBella, the promoter for WBC Diamond champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27KOs), believes WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs), and his co-promoter Kirill Pchelnikov, are doing nothing more than creating headlines for themselves with baseless claims. Pchelnikov, and his partners, offered Martinez $3 million dollars to face Pirog in Russia.

In an earlier report on BoxingScene.com, Pchelnikov attacked Martinez for not accepting the offer.

"They don't want to face Dmitry Pirog, at least in the near future. The question here is not even the millions of dollars involved. If we offer them $6 million, they would find other excuses. Why should he fight Piorg when he can face two boxers where his victory is guaranteed, for the same money [combined with both fights]. We are ready to fight with everyone, and even with Martinez if he gives us the nod. We are ready to fight him at any time and anywhere."

According to DiBella, there was no counter-offer because Pirog's team disclosed their inability to offer anything above $3 million dollars. And, neither HBO or Showtime have expressed any interest in traveling to Russia for a Martinez-Pirog fight. 

"Pirog and his promoter are just desperate for attention. There was no counter-offer because they said the best they could do was $3 million. And we would never travel without U.S. TV to some town in Russia for any amount of money. If I ever agreed to a deal like that, everyone would think I was f**king crazy. The guy has no credentials and he means nothing over here. Instead of always talking about Martinez, maybe they should do something to get their fighter on U.S. TV, like fighting a Peter Quillin or someone else to get him noticed. Instead they want to waste their time by continuing to talk about something that's not going to happen. And the more they continue to talk, the less likely it's going to happen," DiBella told BoxingScene.com. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LAFIRPO on 10-18-2011

All i have to say is that Pirog is the number 7th ranked fighter at middleweight, does that mean Floyd Matweather is avoiding the 7th ranked fighter at welter weight?

Comment by LAFIRPO on 10-18-2011

[QUOTE=JibbaJabber;11308227]Martinez is the biggest joke in boxing after manny pacroid.[/QUOTE] Wow, you just said that two out of the 3 P4P fighters in the world are a joke. I think that commment makes you the biggest joke of this forum…

Comment by sweet-s on 10-18-2011

Martinez has an extremely exciting and entertaining style, Pirog has an entertaining and exciting style. Both are in the MW division and both are champions. All politics aside, I want to see the fight!

Comment by bullq21 on 10-18-2011

HAHAHA this coming from dibella and martinez the biggest attention whores in the sport. "Many and floyd please fight me pleaseeeee ill go down to 150" id love to count how many articles there are from martinez in the past…

Comment by Khmelnytsky on 10-18-2011

[QUOTE=sapaw;11308633]o yeah, and He said Pac is fighting left overs? lol! hypocrisy at his best! :bottle:[/QUOTE] don't forget Martinez also called out Martirosyan, Mosley, and Mora lol

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