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Pirog vs Ishida is Officially Sanctioned By The WBO

By Ruslan Chikov

World Boxing Organization (WBO) has officially sanctioned the fight between WBO world middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 14KOs) of Russian, and former WBA interim-junior middleweight champion Nobuhiro Ishida (24-7-2, 9KOs) of Japan. There were some critical moments where Pirog's team was not getting a response to their request to approve Ishida as an oppponent.

The event takes place on May 1 at Moscow's Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye. If Pirog wins, he will likely challenge IBF champion Daniel Geale in a unification being targeted for August in the United States.

"Frankly, we've been through some very difficult months - said Kirill Pchelnikov, co-promoter of Pirog. "As promised, we have overcome all of the obstacles and he can safely concentrate on preparing for battle. We are preparing a very interesting undercard and an unconventional show program that will satisfy the audience. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jordank on 04-10-2012

So why does this chump deserve to fight sergio?A

Comment by HeroBando on 04-10-2012

[QUOTE=DLT;11987803]2 new guys, one with 1 post and one with 4 post in the same thread. Seems a lil fishy to me.....lol[/QUOTE] Only one of them is my alt. But seriously, only one of those guys is worked up, with…

Comment by DLT on 04-09-2012

2 new guys, one with 1 post and one with 4 post in the same thread. Seems a lil fishy to me.....lol

Comment by BostonGuy on 04-09-2012

I thought that Pirog was fighting Daniel Geale on HBO?

Comment by giacomino on 04-09-2012

The WBO would sanction a pig effing a goat, so I am not sure why this is news

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