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 Last update:  12/25/2011       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Dmitry Pirog May Take a Voluntary Before Bursak Bout
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By Luke Furman

The WBO world champion at middleweight, Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15 KOs) is happy with the way his career played out in 2011. He defended his championship belt twice. In March he won on points over Javier Francisco Maciel, and in September he defeated Gennady Martirosyan. Recently, the WBO appointed an official challenger for his title, Ukraine's Maksim Bursak (24-0-1, 10 KOs). Pirog won the WBO crown in July 2010, when he unexpectedly knocked out Daniel Jacobs in the fifth round of their Las Vegas clash.

"I feel, as was the case in 2010, the current year can be assessed as successful. It was significant for me because of the fact that I had two fights where I defended the world title and both of them were held in Russia. Given the comfort and convenience, this option is better for me than holding fights in the United States. The official contender for the WBO world title is Ukrainian Maxim Bursak and I have to defend my title against him. I have the right to make a voluntary defense and it is possible that I will exercise this right," Pirog said,

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

Tags: Dmitry Pirog , Maksym Bursak


 

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comment by mathed, on 12-26-2011
Pirog needs to step his game up

comment by Freedom2014, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=ИATAS206;11603123]wasn't showtime interested in the fight?[/QUOTE] No, they turned it down.

comment by ИATAS, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=Freedom.]Both HBO and Showtime turned it down.[/QUOTE] wasn't showtime interested in the fight?

comment by Freedom2014, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=BostonGuy]Im out of 'the know,' what happened with the proposed fight with Pirog and Aussie Danny Geale?[/QUOTE] Both HBO and Showtime turned it down.

comment by HeroBando, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=BostonGuy]Im out of 'the know,' what happened with the proposed fight with Pirog and Aussie Danny Geale?[/QUOTE] Geale is taking a fight down under in feb, and Pirog is sounding disenchanted. Presumably no network would pick it up.

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