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Dmitry Pirog To Return To Action on May 1 in Moscow

By Alexey Sukachev

Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs) of Russia will return to the ring on May 1 in Moscow, according to his promoters. Pirog last fought on September 25 in Krasnodar, when he stopped mandatory challenger Gennady Martirosyan within ten rounds. Pirog's handlers plan to match him with a highly ranked contender in the WBO's top ten.

One possible opponent being mentioned by Pirog's handlers is undefeated contender Max Bursak (24-0, 10KOs).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 02-29-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11837587]I will start to give a **** about overrated Americans like Ward and Mayweather when they stop fighting in their backyards.[/QUOTE] Yes, because Pirog - who owns a tiny sliver of the middleweight title - is on par with the…

Comment by Chuckguy on 02-29-2012

[QUOTE=4CornersKid;11838381]Like it or not, to become a big boxing attraction, you have to fight in the US. Even the Klitschko's had fights in the US. They don't need to now because they can sell 40,000 tickets fighting Mormeck in Europe,…

Comment by 4Corners on 02-29-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11837758]Pirog is well-known in Russia. [B]The universe does not end at the US borders![/B] Some American boxers who can't draw flies to their fights in the US should go to other countries to fight.[/QUOTE] Like it or not, to become…

Comment by Chuckguy on 02-29-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11837758]Pirog is well-known in Russia. [B]The universe does not end at the US borders![/B] Some American boxers who can't draw flies to their fights in the US should go to other countries to fight.[/QUOTE] Like it or not us Americans…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 02-29-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11837683]N'Jikam has no other fights scheduled, so he should take the May 1 date. But he's been inactive, I don't think he wants to fight anymore.[/QUOTE] I'm guessing he's going to take a fight in April like originally planned exactly…

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