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Dmitry Pirog Shakes His Head at Klitschko-Povetkin

By Gregory Stangrit

Former world middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog of Russia was shaking his head at the lackluster fight between WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. This past Saturday night at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Klitschko won a very wide twelve round decision over Povetkin. But the fight had a lot of clinching and rough tactics on the part of Wladimir, who even lost a point for shoving Povetkin to the floor. Pirog personally attended the match.

"I paid good money to sit in the arena, but I received no pleasure from it. Alexander Povetkin did everything he could, but Klitschko did not fight in manner to display a beautiful fight, he fought just to get the result. Perhaps it was the fact that Povetkin could not oppose him on a serious level. Yet the behavior of Klitschko in the ring...........like other fans I just don't understand it. It was no coincidence that he was booed during his [post-fight] speech," Pirog said.

Gregory Stangrit covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Daren Libonati on 10-08-2013

Pirog was injured in training, we all expect to see him back soon.... He was forced to give up title due to injury.

Comment by Sam Donald on 10-07-2013

does pirog even fight....????? wtf i remember he kod jacobs and then nothing??? wtf

Comment by ManOnTheMoon on 10-07-2013

that was the worst fight ever

Comment by New England on 10-07-2013

[QUOTE=Gary Coleman;13818578]Even with his size and impressive record, it's fights like these that make me question Wlad's all time greatness. I would pay good money to have seen Manny Steward in Wlad's corner during this fight.[/QUOTE] manny would have slapped…

Comment by Gary Coleman on 10-07-2013

Even with his size and impressive record, it's fights like these that make me question Wlad's all time greatness. I would pay good money to have seen Manny Steward in Wlad's corner during this fight.

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