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Pirog: We've Tried To Get Sturm, He Just Runs From Me

By Ruslan Chikov

The WBO world middleweight champion, Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs) of Russia, has been trying to get a fight with WBA king Felix Sturm (36-2-2, 15KOs) of Germany. Pirog claims to have been chasing Sturm since 2010, when the Russian boxer shocked everyone by knocking out heavy favorite Daniel Jacobs in five rounds. In the opinion of Pirog, Sturm is more interested in making money and doesn't care as much about furthering his craft as a boxer. The Russian champion was very disappointed with Sturm's twelve round draw with the inexperienced Martin Murray from last Friday.

"We tried to negotiate with the Sturm immediately after my championship bout against Daniel Jacobs, but attempts to contact him have failed. It seems to me that Felix just runs from me. At the same time, constructive dialogue is possible with other top fighters in our division. Therefore, we agreed to a fight with the IBF titleholder Daniel Geale. Incidentally, the last performance of Sturm left me very unimpressed. In my opinion, the German is not progressing. It is likely, he became too interested in making money, and boxing, apparently, [has become a secondary] business to Sturm," Pirog told FE.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-07-2011

[B]Bump......[/B] [QUOTE=JKidd2624;11527706]So Pirog comes over here and beats a prospect, some how gets a title in all of that, then runs to Russia and tries to get other champions or high ranking MWs to go to Moscow to fight him…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;11527801]Pirog is the true king at 160 and Martinez and Sturm both know it. They will continue to duck him like the plague because he has 1 punch ko power.[/QUOTE] You are precious :lol1:

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=JKidd2624;11527706]So Pirog comes over here and beats a prospect, some how gets a title in all of that, then runs to Russia and tries to get other champions or high ranking MWs to go to Moscow to fight him on…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=daggum;11527648][B]pirog is recognized as one of the best [/B]middleweights in the world, has a belt and he beat one of hbo's hype-sters so that right there should get him a shot. ortiz beat one of their hype-sters and got a…

Comment by BartBears on 12-07-2011

Pirog is willing to fight in Russia or USA or South America, it doesnt matter. The fact is all best middleweights are avoidning him big time.

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