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Dmitry Pirog Will Be Ringside For Martinez vs Barker
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Last Saturday, World Boxing Organization middleweight world champion Dmitry Pirog, 19-0 with 15 knockouts, of Gelendzhik, Russia, gave an impressive performance and scored an 10th round TKO against WBO No. 1 ranked mandatory challenger Gennady Martirosyan, 22-3 with 11 knockouts, of St. Petersburg, Russia. The fight headlined at the Palace of Sports “Olympus” in Krasnodar, Russia and was televised in Russia on Channel 2. It was Dmitry’s second successful defense of the title, and the first world title fight ever between two Russians.

Dmitry will be at ringside for the Sergio Martinez-Darren Barker fight on October 1 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. In addition to scouting Martinez as a future opponent, he will be available to the media for interviews and photos.

Promoter Art Pelullo said, “The best fight and the biggest fight in the middleweight division right now is Dmitry fighting Sergio Martinez. Dmitry has wanted the fight, and I’ve been trying to make the fight for a year now. Martinez’ advisor said that Dmitry didn’t have a ‘big enough name’ to fight Martinez, but that’s just an excuse to avoid him.

“Martinez was unknown when he came to the U.S., and he got a shot at the world title after a draw and a loss. Dmitry’s already got the WBO world title, is undefeated, and has some sensational wins to his credit, including his one-punch knockout against Danny Jacobs on HBO. It’s time for Martinez to fight Dmitry, as they are the two best middleweights in the world.” 

Tags: Sergio Martinez , Dmitry Pirog , Darren Barker , Martinez-Barker , Martinez vs Barker

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comment by Sadistic, on 09-30-2011
[QUOTE=intoccabile]Actually watch the fight please. Pirog looked "alright"[/QUOTE] Pirog looked great. It was an entertaining one-sided beatdown.

comment by Sadistic, on 09-29-2011
[QUOTE=intoccabile]Actually watch the fight please. Pirog looked "alright"[/QUOTE] Pirog looked great. It was an entertaining one-sided beatdown.

comment by DoktorSleepless, on 09-27-2011
[QUOTE=GRUSTLER]Nah, Pirog is in his right to call out Martinez since both are at Middle Weight and Martinez is the man to beat at 160, so it is understandable BUT people thinking Martinez is ducking Pirog are bugging. No way I would pick Pirog over Martinez.[/QUOTE] I have no problem with Pirog...

comment by Andre Wardttke, on 09-27-2011
Barker will last until at least round 9. He won't get blown out early, imo.

comment by GRUSTLER, on 09-27-2011
[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless]Let me rephrase. Why does every middleweight fight have to be Martinez vs "______" and ONLY Martinez vs "________"? Has Pirog called out anyone else besides Martinez? Or is he going to continue to fight bums in Russia as long as he doesn't get a shot at Martinez? Martinez...

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