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Dmitry Pirog: Ishida Was an Easier Fight Than I Expected

By Ruslan Chikov

On Tuesday at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Nobuhiro Ishida (24-8-2, 9KOs). The scores were 119-109, 120-108 and 118-111.

Prior to the fight, Pirog expected a very difficult battle, but once the two fighters started mixing it up in the ring, the champion realized the fight was easier than he first expected.

Pirog is now looking toward an August showdown with IBF champion Daniel Geale of Australia. 

"I knew that this fight would be a major test. I know that many of the top fighters refused to fight with Ishida. He is tall and unpleasant manner of warfare. I hope everyone enjoyed it. At least I had fun. Everything that we planned with my coach, I was able to implement," Pirog said to FE.

"Initially I thought it would be difficult. When the battle began, I realized that the Japanese fighter had more weaknesses than I expected. In general, it was easier than I expected. If I happen to meet him in the ring once again, I'm sure I would knock him out."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HeroBando on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=kiaba360;12072210]Nope, none of that. Just a fan who can plainly see that Pirog's career has gone, and will continue to go, absolutely nowhere because of politics. WBO has guys like Taylor and Martin Murray ranked #3 and #5 respectively. Why…

Comment by kiaba360 on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;12071803]That's great, are you JT's or PW's manager? You offering him a SHO date? Please show me one offer to fight on SHO/HBO he turned down.[/QUOTE] Nope, none of that. Just a fan who can plainly see that Pirog's career…

Comment by HeroBando on 05-02-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;12071935]I was wrong about the government thing. I asked Dibella. He said he was just joking. Why is a random ESB poster more authoritative than Montoya. Who is he? I've heard of a lot weirder purses than this. Campillo for…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 05-02-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;12071915]He's a burgeoning promoter, he probably thinks he's set there. Where do you think this purse money is coming from? The "government"? Why hasn't anyone backed up these figures? There's a poster on ESB called Zacker who's a lot more…

Comment by HeroBando on 05-02-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;12071880]If someone is stupid enough to pay Martinez 3 million to come over to Russia, someone is stupid enough to pay Pirog 1 million dollars per fight. If Berto could somehow manage the get 1 million dollar paydays while only…

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