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Dmitry Pirog: I’m Recovering, I’m Aiming at HBO Date

By Alexey Sukachev

Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15 KOs), a former WBO middleweight champion of the world, is still not finished with his stagnating career. He gave a few tips about his possible future to Kubsport.ru. Pirog has been unable to overcome a reoccurring back injury.

“I’ll surely let you know officially if I’m finished with the sport. Right now I’m still recovering from a traumatic injury. I’m working diligently with a renowned specialist, who previously worked with Kostya Tszyu and Yevgeniy Kafelnikov (top Russian tennis player of the 90’s). If I recover and if I’m able to sustain those workloads and endure this physical pressure then I’ll definitely have another fight. I think I’ll fight next in the States; I’m aiming at the HBO date. Negotiations are under way now”, said Pirog.

Dmitry Pirog, 33, first came to stardom in July 2010, having stopped highly touted American prospect Daniel Jacobs in five rounds to capture a vacant WBO middleweight title. He has defended it thrice but vacated it due to the consequences of boxing politics. He was last seen in the ring two years ago, struggling to come back since then due to a chain of injuries.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by #feelthebern on 10-26-2014

His upper body movement should be gone anyway with a ruined back.

Comment by Hougigo on 10-26-2014

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;15054092]A fighter suffers from 'shotness' from too much wear 'n tear in the ring, from sparring too much and from age, not inactivity.[/QUOTE] I just want to see him back and where he stands... i loved his upper body movement...…

Comment by BostonGuy on 10-26-2014

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;14571718]He'll be at least 34 years old when he comes back. He's going to be shot as f[I]u[/I]ck with a 2 year layoff.[/QUOTE] A fighter suffers from 'shotness' from too much wear 'n tear in the ring, from sparring too…

Comment by Hougigo on 10-26-2014

[QUOTE=Brother Khalid;15054069]Ruptured a disc in his back while training. Happened in 2012 [URL="http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8133630/dmitry-pirog-his-august-hbo-fight-middleweight-titlist-gennady-golovkin-serious-back-injury"]http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8133630/dmitry-pirog-his-august-hbo-fight-middleweight-titlist-gennady-golovkin-serious-back-injury[/URL][/QUOTE] Also reinjured when he tried to make his comeback last year

Comment by Khalid X on 10-26-2014

[QUOTE=Southpawology;14574925]How did he injure his back? boxing related or something else?[/QUOTE] Ruptured a disc in his back while training. Happened in 2012 [URL="http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8133630/dmitry-pirog-his-august-hbo-fight-middleweight-titlist-gennady-golovkin-serious-back-injury"]http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8133630/dmitry-pirog-his-august-hbo-fight-middleweight-titlist-gennady-golovkin-serious-back-injury[/URL]

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