by Ruslan Chikov
Oleg Hermann, the manager of WBA "regular" middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (21-0, 18KOs), would like to see his fighter face WBO champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs), but says the two boxers needs to fight in other markets, especially the United States, to build their names because most fans are not familiar with him and that creates a problem in selling this type of a fight to a major cable network. Almost all of Pirog's fights have been staged in Russia, while Golovkin has been fighting mostly in Germany.
"Pirog is a very interesting opponent for us. But Gennady and Dmitry must first make a name for themselves in America and then try to unify the titles. Because at the moment it appears from a financial point of view, this fight is not going to create interest, neither in Russia or Germany, or anywhere else. If both boxers move forward and build something in a certain market, then it makes it possible to sell this fight, for example, on American channels HBO and Showtime - then this fight can take place," Hermann told Alexander Pavlov.