Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ishida's Trainer Breaks Down The Fight With Dmitry Pirog

By Alexander Pavlov

Rudy Hernandez, the trainer of Nobuhiro Ishida (24-7-2, 9KOs), believes WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs) is the best boxer at 160-pounds. Later today at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Pirog will defend his title against Ishida, a former WBA interim-junior middleweight champion.

Hernandez gives his fighter a very good shot to win. He views the fight as a 50-50 encounter.

"He is a versatile athlete who has all the qualities necessary for a fighter. He shoots extremely powerful blows to the body, which I think are the key to its success. I think the main advantage Nobuhiro is his will to win. In boxing a single punch can change the situation. We will make every effort to win each round. But we also understand that we are going against the best boxer in the world in this weight category," Hernandez said.

"Many believe that if you're tall, then, you possess an advantage. But in my view, the advantage in height does not give you any guarantees. Perhaps it will be more convenient for Ishida to work at close range. In any case, we came to fight. We, like Dmitry, have a plan for the fight. I think the chances for each fighter to win this battle is the same."

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by southpaw_07 on 05-01-2012

I gotta feelin that Pirog will make a statement here, he'll KO Ishida within 5 Rd's, something that Williams wasn't even close to accomplish

Comment by Drunk Punch on 05-01-2012

I'll attempt to break it down a little further. Ishida steps forward then buckles under the first meaningful punch from Pirog.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Tyson Fury: Joshua Can't Box, He's a Brawler, I Know The Truth Lemieux: I Couldn't Use My Left Hand; Saunders Ran All Night Saunders To GGG: You Wanted Me When I Was Fat - Fight Me Now! Hearn: I See Chance For Joshua vs. Fury By End of 2018 Video: Frank Warren Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Video: Dominic Ingle Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Video: Tyson Fury Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Mayweather Not Impressed With Loma Win: Rigo Too Small Video: Billy Joe Saunders Breaks Down Domination of Lemieux Trainer Pleads With Horn To Forget Crawford, Fight Mundine Billy Joe Saunders: I Look Easy To Hurt, But You Can't Hit Me! Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - CompuBox Punch Stats Yves Ulysse: Everyone Thought I'd Get Beat - But Speed Kills! Saunders: Did I Not Tell You This Fight Would Be Easy? Billy Joe Saunders Makes Statement, Easily Dominates David Lemieux Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Spike O'Sullivan Drops, Stops Antoine Douglas in 7th Round Yves Ulysse Dominates, Drops, Hammers Cletus Seldin Daigo Higa vs. Moises Fuentes on February 4 in Japan Tony Yoka Blasts Out Ali Baghouz in Two Rounds Saunders: Lemieux Has No Chance, I'm Convinced I'll Stop Him! Lemieux: Many UK Fans Wrote To Me, Want Me To Drill Saunders Avni Yildirim vs. Derek Edwards on March 3rd in Germany Denys Berinchyk Secures KO Win To Capture WBO Regional Belt Tom Schwarz Back on February 3, Dominic Boesel Returns on 3/3 McGregor Rules Out Pacquiao, Says Return To MMA is Next Saunders vs. Lemieux - CompuBox Historical Review Damon Allen Outboxes Martin Honorio in Quebec, Canada Jessie Vargas: I Want Thurman, Spence-Peterson Winner or Garcia Frank Warren: Saunders Can Send a Message To Canelo, GGG Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux: Pre-Fight Report Card Demetrius Andrade Will Be Ringside To Scout Saunders, Lemieux Saunders Unfazed by First Pro Bout Outside UK, Judging in Canada Lemieux to Saunders: Will Be Blood, Big Punches Saturday Night Hopkins: Rigondeaux is 90% Done, May Quit Again in Future Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence, Cotto, Golovkin-Charlo, More Frank Warren on DeGale's Loss, Selby Win, Corcoran, Frampton John Molina: I Had To Dig Deep, Can't Lose With Family at Ringside Fury: What Will Critics Says When I Make Joshua Look Like a Child? Bernstein: Mikey Garcia vs. Lomachenko Can Become Special Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement