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Pirog Taking No Chances, Taking Ishida Very Seriously

By Alexander Pavlov

WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs) is really taking Nobuhiro Ishida (24-7-2, 9KOs), although the former WBA interim-154-pound champion is a serious underdog in the fight. Later today at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Pirog will defend his title against Ishida.

"I'm happy with the choice of Ishida as the opponent. In particular, because for me this is a new kind of ordeal. I have not boxed with tall opponents who throw a lot of punches. It will be a great experience. He has high-profile victories. He never lost prematurely. He is very straightforward. However, this quality is usually not harmful to him. He works fine with his legs and does well from a far distance," Pirog said.

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 05-01-2012

Screw Peerug, let's hope Ishida trashes trashes this dude.

Comment by knockoutkid on 05-01-2012

check out my prediction peoples. [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkUU0yQ38hs"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkUU0yQ38hs[/URL]hink.

Comment by JKidd2624 on 05-01-2012

I'm glad one person on the planet is taking Ishida seriously.....

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