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Pirog vs Manfredo Clash is Being Discussed, Says DiBella

By Chris LaBate

According to promoter Lou DiBella, there are ongoing to discussions for a summer/fall bout between Peter Manfredo Jr. (37-6, 20KOs) and undefeated WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (18-0, 14KOs). DiBella is talking with Pirog's promoter Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions. Most of Manfredo's big defeats have taken place at the super middleweight limit or in the first season of The Contender reality show. Manfredo has won six bout since the 2007 knockout loss to Sakio Bika. Pirog is looking for a recognizable name to make his ring return in the United States.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by daggum on 04-12-2011

[QUOTE=MARKBNLV;10367657]Manfredo is a tough journeyman who has fought for a title,not to mention the guy is a natural 168 pd fighter.who has the Pirog kid even beat a fellow prospect in Jacobs.[/QUOTE] he's not a natural 168 pound fighter. he…

Comment by jreckoning on 04-12-2011

[quote=MARKBNLV;10367657]Manfredo is a tough journeyman who has fought for a title,not to mention the guy is a natural 168 pd fighter.who has the Pirog kid even beat a fellow prospect in Jacobs.[/quote] I don't think it's a bad fight. Sure…

Comment by MARKBNLV on 04-12-2011

[QUOTE=-PANDA-;10367359]he's very one dimensional so actually yes he is unless pirog cant handle a C-level fighter[/QUOTE] Manfredo is a tough journeyman who has fought for a title,not to mention the guy is a natural 168 pd fighter.who has the Pirog…

Comment by daggum on 04-12-2011

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;10367502]Actually many had him rated at the top of the division as Santos was when he beat him and lol @ close decision over Julio. Its a very solid win over and unbeaten world champion, anyway you try and spin…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 04-12-2011

[QUOTE=daggum;10366487]dzinziruk was dominant? have you seen his fights? his most notable fights were a close win over santos, a close win over julio and a gift decision over konecy. what's so dominant about that? the guy was a lower top…

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