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Dmitry Pirog's Return Delayed Until The End of Summer

By Francisco Salazar

Former middleweight world title holder Dmitry Pirog suffered another back injury last month and his ring return has been delayed until possibly the end of the summer, promoter Art Pelullo told Boxingscene.com earlier this week.

According to Pelullo, the undefeated Pirog injured himself last month during training, postponing a fight he was scheduled to fight in for this month.

It is not the first time Pirog has had back injuries in his career. Pirog (20-0, 15 KOs) was scheduled to fight on an HBO-televised card in late August, but had to withdraw from the fight because of a ruptured disc he suffered while training. 

The original injury to his back could be traced back to before his fight with Javier Maciel over two years ago. Pirog would win a unanimous decision victory over Maciel.

Pelullo is hopeful Pirog will get enough rest on his back to be able to make a return to the ring in late August. Pirog has not fought since winning a 12 round unanimous decision over Nobuhiro Ishida on May 1st.

Because he has not been able to defend the WBO title he won against Daniel Jacobs on July 31st, 2010, Pirog had to relinquish the title and is currently ranked number three by the same organization.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=BafanaBafana;13625588]Anyone know when and if this guy is coming back? He hasn't fought since May 2012. Maybe he can be GGG's next big name opponent... This is the last I've hear of him: [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/dmitry-pirog-still-hoping-return-ring--66938[/url] He said that he would return…

Comment by BafanaBafana on 08-07-2013

Anyone know when and if this guy is coming back? He hasn't fought since May 2012. Maybe he can be GGG's next big name opponent... This is the last I've hear of him: [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/dmitry-pirog-still-hoping-return-ring--66938[/url] He said that he would return…

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 08-07-2013

This guy is a very good technician, very good reflexes, composure, dedicated body puncher, heavy hands, amateur pedigree...just bad luck. If he were healthy I'd pick him to beat everyone Golovkin has beat. I wouldn't pick him to do it…

Comment by Hougigo on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;13625448]The back takes time to heal.[/QUOTE] Well I don't know what he injured the second time, but it's been almost a year since he was injured initially. I just hope he comes back ready

Comment by El Angel on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;13625447]I don't know. I DO know that he wants to fight GG and he's well qualified regardless of wins and losses.[/QUOTE] Would be a brawl till it ends no doubt, I'd like to see it. Do think Stevens gets…

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