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 Last update:  10/21/2011       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Pirog Confirms Negotiations For a Geale Unification Bout
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By Ruslan Chikov

In an earlier report on BoxingScene.com, IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale revealed that his management team is currently negotiating a possible unification with WBO king Dmitry Pirog for a date in late December. In the report, Geale (26-1, 15 KOs) said he was "90% certain" that a deal to fight Pirog (19-0, 15 KOs) would get finalized, with a Las Vegas venue being considered.

Pirog has now personally confirmed the serious nature of the ongoing negotiations.

"Immediately after the victory over [Danny] Jacobs when I won the world title in 2010, I asked my promoters to organize a unification fight. But, none of the other boxers wanted to fight. My promoters made proposals to various middleweight champions, but none of them responded. The only boxer willing to talk, is IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale of Australia. Like myself, Geale is not an American. And to get on American TV, he needs a big fight. That is why our discussions are the most realistic. It is possible that we'll reach an agreement with him. At the moment, my promoters Kyril Pchelnikov and Artie Pelullo are negotiating with Geale's side," Pirog said.

Tags: Dmitry Pirog , Daniel Geale , Pirog vs Geale , Pirog-Geale


 

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comment by BritishBoxing92, on 10-28-2011
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]In an earlier report on BoxingScene.com, IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale revealed that his management team is currently negotiating a possible unification with WBO king Dmitry Pirog for a date in late December. In the report, Geale (26-1, 15 KOs) said he was "90% certai...

comment by ИATAS, on 10-28-2011
From fat dan's chat today Chris (Boston) Any update on the Geale vs. Pirog fight? I am already praying that some US tv outlet picks it up and puts it on their show. Dan Rafael (12:41 PM) No that fight is not happening at this point. It was only going to happen if Showtime...

comment by Hougigo, on 10-28-2011
You know I'm down for this..... maybe Sergio will fight him

comment by MJ223, on 10-28-2011
Finally a unification fight in this division though we all know who the champ is. A chance to clear out some clutter

comment by black.ink, on 10-28-2011
Hope it comes off. 2 belts would entice Martinez into a fight surely?

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