Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

Tags: Dmitry Pirog image  
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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Chocolatito, Sor Rungvisai Will Look To Steal The Show at MSG Parker's Promoter: Talks With Haymon For Wilder Bout Went Well Robbie Davies Jr: I Want To Get Past Szabo, Step Up To Next Level Michael Conlan Has Debut Opponent Confirmed For March 17 Boy Jones Jr-Craig Poxton, Southern Area 130lb Belt on Feb. 24 Rigondeaux's Trainer Wants Lomachenko Fight at Catch-Weight Lipinets Awaiting Mandatory Shot at Burns vs. Indongo Winner Lara Willing to Face Jermell Charlo Next in Unification Fight Stevenson: Andre Ward Wants To Milk His Titles Before Facing Me Sam Eggington Embraces Idea of Facing Paulie Malignaggi in NY Julius Indongo, Ricky Burns Expect Fireworks in Glasgow Wood Updates On Flanagan, Fitzgerald; Confirms Ajisafe Capture Dashon Johnson vs. Ricardo Pinell Tops Emerald Casino Card Arum Agrees With Mayweather Rejecting White's $25 Million Offer Video: Paulie Malignaggi Talks Future, Canelo-Chavez, More J. Mayweather: Pacquiao is a Gatekeeper, He Won't Beat Crawford! Sulaiman Praises Canelo-Chavez Deal, Still Mulls Special WBC Belt Erislandy Lara Keeps Winning, Keeps Calling For Canelo, Golovkin Mayweather: Dana White Carried My Bags, Now He's a Tough Guy Chavez Sr. Breaks Down His Son's Chances With Canelo, Weight Alexander Povetkin's B-Sample To Be Opened on February 1 Dominic Breazeale vs. Izu Ugonoh is Set For Wilder-Wawrzyk Card Edwin Rodriguez Back in Gym, Will Work on Correcting Mistakes Badou Jack vs. Callum Smith Purse Bid Set For February 17 Mayweather Willing To Help Rousey Improve Her Striking Skills Adrien Broner: Make Numbers Right - I'll Fight Burns in The UK Boxing Coach Arrested, Allegations of Recruiting Militants For ISIS Hearn Calls Mayweather's Robbery Claim 'Rubbish', Still Eyes DeGale-Smith Golovkin-Jacobs: Loeffler Expects Good Numbers For PPV Card Bellew: I'm at 225-Pounds and Training, Not a Poser Like Haye Froch Disagrees With Mayweather on Robbery, Agrees Jack Won Katie Taylor To Fight on Joshua-Klitschko, Possibly Golovkin-Jacobs David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens Set For March 11, HBO Joshua vs. Klitschko - Over 80,000 Tickets Sold Team Ramirez: Zurdo Has What it Takes To KO Jack or DeGale! Juan Carlos Payano Eyes Trilogy With Rau'Shee Warren Badou Jack Moving Up To 175-Pounds; Wants Adonis Stevenson Mayweather: Not Looking to Make Gervonta Davis-Lomachenko Badou Jack-James DeGale: Post-Fight Report Card Kell Brook: My Team Wants Me To Go To 154 Pounds
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement