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).