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Photos/Weights: Pirog 158, Ishida 157.6 on Second Try

The weight are in for the big middleweight fight on May 1st at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia. WBO champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs) will defend his title against challenger Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan (24-7-2, 9KOs). The champion weighed in first, and he was 158-pounds. But Ishida stunned obvservers by coming in overweight on his first attempt, at 161.2. He weighed in a second time, after receiving up to two hours to sweat it off, and lost nearly four pounds. Ishida weighed 157.6 on his second try. Photos by Victor Sokolov/Allboxing.ru.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Russian Crushin on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;12061527]I'm confused. I'm watching a stream that's supposedly Pirog vs Ishida. Looks like an undercard is on right now. Is the fight supposed to be today or tomorrow? Is the stream mislabeled?[/QUOTE] Fight is on May 1st....its currently April 30th

Comment by Light_Speed on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=rudyhboxing;12061541]Ishida did not have problems with weight, just a difference of a quarter of a pound on official scale and his. He shadow boxed for 25 minutes and made weight. No excuses tomorrow.[/QUOTE] He lost 4lbs by shadowboxing for 25…

Comment by Best in Boxing on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;12061527]I'm confused. I'm watching a stream that's supposedly Pirog vs Ishida. Looks like an undercard is on right now. Is the fight supposed to be today or tomorrow? Is the stream mislabeled?[/QUOTE] I think I'm watching the same thing as…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=fallen9182;12061534]I guess I'm the only one who finds it ridiculous that Ishida is getting a title shot after losing every single round to Paul Williams. What may be even more ridiculous is the people who think this is legitimately a…

Comment by rudyhboxing on 04-30-2012

Ishida did not have problems with weight, just a difference of a quarter of a pound on official scale and his. He shadow boxed for 25 minutes and made weight. No excuses tomorrow.

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