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Geale: 90% Certain I'll Face Dmitry Pirog in December!

Australian boxing world champion Daniel Geale is set to announce the biggest fight of his career, a Las Vegas title bout on New Year's Eve for a half-a-million-dollar purse. Geale says he is "90%" certain his next bout will be a unification battle with WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog of Russia.

The Tasmanian, who holds the IBF middleweight crown, told Hobart's Mercury his management was close to securing the prestigious date.

"We have spoken before but today it seemed as though things were starting to move along and things are happening," he said. "It is a bit exciting.

"(It's) nearing 90%, the way my management are speaking about it. They asked me straight 'What do you reckon?' and I said 'Let's do it'."

Pirog boasts an imposing 19-0 record with 15 wins by knockout, while Geale's record is 26-1. Geale could have earned $1 million in the US in his first world title defence but famously passed it up to stage the event in Hobart in August.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DoktorSleepless on 10-21-2011

I'm glad this fight is happening. Martinez could have a meaningless fight with Pirog on Februrary. Or he could have a meaningful fight against unified champ sometime later in the year.

Comment by sweet-s on 10-21-2011

Pulse is accelerating! Great matchup, top location, Showtime on board and unification. Now there's no excuse for DiBella afterwards. Looking forward to New Year's Eve! War Pirog, show the sweet science!!

Comment by damned1974 on 10-21-2011

90% sure that Geale gets his ass handed to him-lol

Comment by Kesslerfan#1 on 10-21-2011

ill buy this one for sure...good undercard would be nice!

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 10-20-2011

Good fight for both of them. Dan Rafael said said it'll show up on Showtime with Dzinziruk on the undercard. Showtime is also considering a Cloud and Bundrage doubleheader though.

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