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 Last update:  7/5/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Pirog Suffers Back Injury, Withdraws From Golovkin Bout
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By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has confirmed that WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15KOs) suffered a back injury in training, which in turn has forced him to withdraw from a highly anticipated unification with IBO/WBA "regular" champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0 20KOs). The fight was scheduled to take place on August 25th with HBO televising.

According to promoter Artie Pelullo, Pirog injured his back while hitting a tire with a sledgehammer - a popular exercise among fighters. Pirog will be out 90 to 120 days.

The HBO card will go forward with Golovkin in the main event, according to Pelullo.

Tags: Dmitry Pirog , Gennady Golovkin , Golovkin-Pirog , Golovkin vs Pirog



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comment by RyunosukeRonin, on 07-06-2012
[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless]Chris Mannix ‏@ChrisMannixSI Gennady Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, says he approached @GoldenBoyBoxing about @KIDCHOCOLATE replacing Pirog but was turned down. Chris Mannix ‏@ChrisMannixSI Among the names under consideration for Golovkin: Marco Antonio...

comment by ShoulderRoll, on 07-06-2012
[QUOTE=JoeWbbmest311]He was supposed to fight Ndam, pulled out after he "slipped on ice" then returned 3 weeks after the scheduled date for the ndam fight against Ishida.[/QUOTE] That's how I remember it as well. He claimed he had to postpone the Ndam fight then turned around and fought Ishid...

comment by HeroBando, on 07-06-2012
[QUOTE=JoeWbbmest311]He was supposed to fight Ndam, pulled out after he "slipped on ice" then returned 3 weeks after the scheduled date for the ndam fight against Ishida. I wonder if we will see him in September against some scrub.[/QUOTE] To pull out of a fight, there has to be a fight mad...

comment by Clegg, on 07-06-2012
I think they should just postpone the fight if Quillin isn't willing to take it. Not that interested in Macklin and even less interested in Rubio.

comment by DoktorSleepless, on 07-06-2012
Chris Mannix ‏@ChrisMannixSI Gennady Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, says he approached @GoldenBoyBoxing about @KIDCHOCOLATE replacing Pirog but was turned down. Chris Mannix ‏@ChrisMannixSI Among the names under consideration for Golovkin: Marco Antonio Rubio and Matthew Macklin

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