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Photos: Dmitry Pirog Makes a Statement in Krasnodar

By Nikolai Baklanov

Krasnodar, Russia - WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15 KOs) retained his title with a tenth round stoppage of mandatory challenger Gennady Martirosyan  (22-3, 11 KOs). It was a thrilling but ultimately one-sided fight, and the first ever all-Russian title encounter in boxing history. The challenger's corner rejected Gennady's vicitmization by waving off the fight after the end of the tenth round. Martirosyan, depsite his sad ending, never went down and has every right to be proud of his performance. Pirog further solidified his claim of being an elite middleweight .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Maidana vs Rios on 09-30-2011

[QUOTE=DOMINATION;11213785]:wtf1: Pirog destroyed Jacobs on HBO [/QUOTE] he was being sarcastic. pirog-martirosyan, decent fight, lots of action. pirog's style reminds me of agbeko's.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 09-26-2011

Pirog is an interesting fighter, with a fun style. I wish HBO would get him back on BAD.

Comment by Sadistic on 09-26-2011

Comment by Sadistic on 09-26-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;11213737]pirog fell off the map when he struggled on HBO... if he would've won that in impressive fashion, no doubt he'd be fighting martinez instead of barker[/QUOTE] :wtf1: Pirog destroyed Jacobs on HBO

Comment by Pullcounter on 09-26-2011

pirog fell off the map when he struggled on HBO... if he would've won that in impressive fashion, no doubt he'd be fighting martinez instead of barker

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