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Team Golovkin: Pirog Fight Doesn't Make Sense, For Now

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turbotime on 12-10-2011

[QUOTE=JoeWbbmest311;11542331]The middleweight division is one of the most overlooked divisions in boxing. These guys need to start fighting each other already though[/QUOTE] It's actually kind of becoming a bit overrated, too.

Comment by Khmelnytsky on 12-10-2011

[QUOTE=2501;11542171]Lara is willing to fight him but Pirog is saying the same thing others are saying about Pirog. "Who?"[/QUOTE] Lara isn't even in the same division.

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 12-10-2011

This is why I think it doesn't make sense to make Pirog vs Martinez right now. Pirog has potential to make a great opponent for Martinez, but it would be a shame to waste Pirog on Martinez before he's able…

Comment by RlCKY on 12-10-2011

The middleweight division is one of the most overlooked divisions in boxing. These guys need to start fighting each other already though

Comment by mathed on 12-10-2011

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