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 Last update:  9/3/2012       Read more by Gregory Stangrit         
   
Dmitry Pirog Not Surprised WBO Took Away His Title
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By Gregory Stangrit, Allboxing.ru

A few days ago, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) took away the middleweight title from Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15KOs). His championship position was taken by 28-year-old French boxer, Hassan N’Dam N’jikam, who until now was promoted as the interim champion. N'Jikam will now defend his title against undefeated Peter Quillin on October 20th in Brooklyn, New York.

Pirog was stripped of the title after going against the WBO's ordere to fight N'Jikam - and instead accepting a deal to face IBO/WBA "regular" king Gennady Golovkin. Before the fight could take place, Pirog suffered an injury and withdrew from the fight.

"What happened is what happened. I've been anticipating this, because the WBO never showed any loyalty in my direction. Indeed, I always felt that I was unwanted. What happened — naturally, was on the basis of the situation which evolved during my tenure, and WBO has now openly demonstrated the relevance of their title. But life does not stop, and I'm going to move on. The most important thing for me is to recover from my injury. I feel much better and I'm planning to arrive on the 8th of September for a fight in Moscow [Klitschko vs. Charr]," Pirog said.

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comment by Khmelnytsky, on 09-03-2012
[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin]It'd be even more messed up if Pirog continued to fight for the WBO i'm sure he can get a ranking in another soup co.[/QUOTE] I doubt that Martinez, Chavez, or Geale will fight him. Golovkin is probably the only beltholder who will if no unifications happen for him right ...

comment by RyunosukeRonin, on 09-03-2012
[QUOTE=kiaba360]It'll be messed up if he doesn't get a chance to reclaim the title.[/QUOTE] It'd be even more messed up if Pirog continued to fight for the WBO i'm sure he can get a ranking in another soup co.

comment by F l i c k e r, on 09-03-2012
pirog don't need a bum title. he can just take another one from somebody

comment by kiaba360, on 09-03-2012
[QUOTE=HeroBando]I'm a Pirog fan, and I'm ok with the strippage, he's gonna be out till next year. Maybe make him champ in recess or something, at least he should be appointed mandatory for Quillin/NJikam, if that goes down. It's just that NJikam's path to the belt was as cheap (only figurative...

comment by HeroBando, on 09-03-2012
I'm a Pirog fan, and I'm ok with the strippage, he's gonna be out till next year. Maybe make him champ in recess or something, at least he should be appointed mandatory for Quillin/NJikam, if that goes down. It's just that NJikam's path to the belt was as cheap (only figuratively, I'm sure some...

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