By Gregory Stangrit, Allboxing.ru
Former WBA interim-junior middleweight champion Nobuhiro Ishida (29-7-2, 9KOs) has issued a warning to WBO middleweight king Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs), advising the Russian star to expect a very difficult fight on May 1st at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia. In his last bout, in February, Ishida lost a twelve round decision to former champion Paul Williams.
"I want to thank Dmitry Pirog and his promoters for the opportunity to compete for the world championship of the WBO. I know that Pirog is a very good boxer. He has good skills and punching power, but I'm going to Russia for the win. I am ready to fight, confident in my abilities, and I'm sure that I will win. I will train very hard. I believe in myself and my team. I guarantee that you will see a great fight on May 1," Ishida said.