Advertisement
Advertisement

Pavlik vs Pirog Showdown Being Discussed For The Fall

By Lem Satterfield

The temperature in the middleweight division is started to rise once more with the grand arrival of Dmitry Pirog (17-0, 14 KOs) of Russia. Last weekend in Las Vegas, Pirog knocked out previously undefeated Daniel Jacobs (20-1, 17 KOs) in five rounds to capture the vacant WBO middleweight title.

Now Pirog is looking for another big fight, with former champion Kelly Pavlik as the target. According to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, Priog's promoter Artie Pellulo reached out to see if there was any interest in making that fight. Arum says Pavlik and his team are on board to make the fight. Both promoters are hoping HBO is interested in picking up the fight for a year-end televised date.

"Artie Pellulo called me this past Sunday after the fight to see if Pavlik would be interested in that fight," said Arum. "And I checked with [Pavlik's manager] Cameron Dunkin, and I checked with Pavlik's people, and they said that yes, they would be interested."

"What we're trying to do, Art Pellulo and myself, is to intrerest HBO in a fight between Pavlik and Pirog this year on HBO. And now, we're waiting to hear back from HBO. It could take place whenever they could fit it in -- November, December. That would be a great fight, I think as the main event."

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Silencers on 08-05-2010

[QUOTE=StrangerInTown;8976650]The place Kelly would take Pirog to would be stardom. I am uncertain as to what really happened to Pavlik but he is not the same fighter who beat Taylor with a marvelous performance that made him a star. Dimitry…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 08-05-2010

[QUOTE=jayprince;8974650]for anyone doubting if this guy is ready...he's 30 years old. Pirog doesn't need to wait his time is now and he should take the best available fights. I think he has a legitimate shot against any of the top…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 08-05-2010

[QUOTE=StrangerInTown;8976650]The place Kelly would take Pirog to would be stardom. [B]I am uncertain as to what really happened to Pavlik[/B] but he is not the same fighter who beat Taylor with a marvelous performance that made him a star. Dimitry…

Comment by ernestot on 08-04-2010

well you know what!! why not it works pavlik vs pirog i like it bring it cabrones..

Comment by Blue Heffner on 08-04-2010

I don't like Pavlik as a fighter but he'd KO Pirog right now. Pirog would mos def go into some deep waters, it won't be easy.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (60)
Top Headlines Khan: I Took The Tougher Fight, Mayweather Easier Than Canelo! Vlasov Dominates Bykhovtsev, Sillakh Clash Up Next on June 2 Video: Canelo Discusses Khan in Two-Part Media Interview Video: Amir Khan Two-Part Media Interview on Canelo Canelo: Lara, Mayweather Fights Helped Me Get Ready For Khan Photos: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrival Frenzy at MGM Grand Video: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals at MGM Grand, Las Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo-Khan Easily Beats Pac-Bradley 3 PPV Numbers Wilder vs. Povetkin Undercard Coming Together: Bivol, Ochigava Roach: I Want Tapia To Be Smart, Box Lemieux All Fight Khan: Mayweather is Bitter, Everyone Talking About Me, Canelo Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina: Ratings For Showtime Double Amir Khan expects Canelo to weigh 175 on fight night Sadam Ali Return Likely For Vargas-Salido Bill Korobov vs. Vera Clash Set For Alvarado-Torres Card Khan: I Think Fury, Haye Beat Joshua at The Moment Stephen Smith Added To Bellew-Makabu Undercard Stevens breaks down Canelo-Khan and the Caneloweight Hunter: If I Had Khan at 9, We Wouldn't Be Talking Mayweather Video: Chisora vs. Pulev Heated Confrontation at Presser Video: Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather's Comeback, Canelo Photos: Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu Press Conference Photos: Chisora, Pulev Erupts With Near Brawl at Presser IBF Formally Orders Wake vs. Guzman 122-Pound Title Fight Barroso's Promoter: I'm Supremely Confident Crolla Will Be KO'd DeGale Wants Jack Fight in U.K., But Open to Las Vegas Shannon Briggs To Face Dimitrenko On 'Haye Day' Bill Shawn Porter: 'Wouldn’t Be Surprised' If Khan Upsets Canelo Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Post-Fight Report Card John Fury: Tyson Knocks Wladimir Klitschko Out By Round 10 Canelo vs. Khan - British Trade People Predict The Fight George Foreman Warns: If Canelo Overconfident, Khan Can Win Trainer: Tyson Fury Will NOT Retire, Likely Targets Joshua Next Khan Would Reject Mayweather: I'll Mess With Him Like He Did Me Sanchez: I'm Confident Golovkin KO's 'Diva' Canelo in 8 or 9 Luis Ortiz Back on Track After Greg Cohen Withdraws Lawsuit Flint-born Dirrell Brothers Fighting Through Anger, Frustration Bob Arum: It's Obvious Floyd Mayweather is Coming Back De La Hoya: Golovkin Didn't Want Lara - And Canelo Beat Him! Gilberto Ramirez-Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol HBO PPV
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement