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Felix Sturm: A Pirog Showdown Can Happen in Moscow

By Ruslan Chikov

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs) continues to discuss his willingness to stage a unification bout with WBO beltholder Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs). Pirog is scheduled to return on May 1 in Russia against Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan. Should Pirog win, he is possibly going to face IBF champion Daniel Geale on an August date in the United States. Sturm is also planning to make his next title defense in the month of August.

"I think Pirog is an excellent boxer. In Germany, no one knows him. We would have to work very hard for the promotion of the fight with him [in Germany]. Our battle with [Sebastian] Zbik sold itself. Evidence of this hype can be seen in the media. With Pirog, we can meet in the near future. It would be a great fight. It can be organized in Moscow. It is necessary to box in the big cities. I think it would be a super fight for Moscow," Sturm said.

"Dmitry is a very dangerous opponent, without question. He is very good boxer, although he hasn't fought with many of the famous names. But I think that a fight between two world champions would always be interesting."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Galeke on 04-22-2012

Sturm-Pirog in Moscow? Don't make me laugh!

Comment by johnnycontrolet on 04-22-2012

Sturm is afraid of Golovkin that's why he is desperatly looking for an exit and talking about a unification. The WBA ordered the fight betweeen Golovkin and Sturm to happen latest in September.Sturm is a coward and hates to fight…

Comment by Leohappy on 04-22-2012

sturm is being a little sarcastic here. super fight in moscow? haha!

Comment by Evil Abed on 04-22-2012

This aint happening.

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 04-22-2012

Sturm could fight anyone and he'll get good ratings and a large crowd in Germany. It looked like he filled up a stadium with freaken Ronald Hearns. Why would he need to fight Pirog in Moscow when he could draw…

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