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Dmitry Pirog Discusses Status of Daniel Geale Unification

By Ruslan Chikov

WBO world middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog has advised BoxingScene.com about the progress of the negotiations for a potential unification bout with IBF middleweight Daniel Geale of Australia. Pirog is trying to set an alternate venue in Russia, if the two sides are unable to secure the television backing of HBO or Showtime.

"We have contacted the representatives of Daniel Geale and asked them to make the fight in Russia - just in case we can't get the fight on American television. Team Geale replied that it was better to wait for a response from the television networks. Of course, I would like to hold the fight in the U.S. on Showtime or HBO, and right now we are waiting for an answer on this question. And we hope that in January they will respond positively and provide a date for the fight, and I hope that we can stage it no later than March. I'm sure it will be interesting, not only for me but also for Geale because we are pursuing the same goals - we want to get showcased on the big television networks in America. And I think this fight will be interesting to Americans," Pirog said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-10-2011

[QUOTE=MASTERFUL;11477530]Sergio is a ducker and a cherry picker. He doesn't have the balls to get in the ring with Pirog.[/QUOTE] Would you say that Golovkin is a ducker and a cherry picker too, since he doesn't want to get into…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 12-10-2011

the initial talk was for this to be on the new years eve showtime card with cloud-erdei why the hell hasn' that happened? Mw unification and both are relatively unknown to americans so having it a co-feature with a cloud…

Comment by daggum on 11-26-2011

hbo should do a triple header, martinez vs macklin, pirog vs geale and proksa vs andy lee or golovkin vs quillon. then martinez and chavez jr can fight the winners...oh wait i was thinking boxing was a real sport for…

Comment by MASTERFUL on 11-26-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11471682]WAR PIROG! Gaele is not a very good champion. . . he is good, but not world class like pirog. . . guy above me is right, jacobs is a lot better than gaela. . . jacobs is going to…

Comment by teddycanyon on 11-25-2011

I hope this fight comes off, bigs things are ahead for whoever wins.

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