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Team Pirog: Sergio Martinez Won't Fight For $6 Million!

By Ruslan Chikov

The promotional team of WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs), is convinced that Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27KOs), the WBC's Diamond champion, will do everything possible to avoid a potential unification in 2012. Pirog's team made a recent offer to Martinez, reportedly $3 million, for a unification showdown in Russia. Martinez's promoter, Lou DiBella, countered with a $6 million dollar demand.

"In my opinion, all of these statements from DiBella - he is simply refusing the fight," said Pirog's lead promoter in Russia, Kirill Pchelnikov.

"They don't want to face Dmitry Pirog, at least in the near future. The question here is not even the millions of dollars involved. If we offer them $6 million, they would find other excuses. Why should he fight Piorg when he can face two boxers where his victory is guaranteed, for the same money [combined with both fights]. We are ready to fight with everyone, and even with Martinez if he gives us the nod. We are ready to fight him at any time and anywhere."

"But in addition to Martinez, there are other boxers, and we have other options for Pirog. As far as the next opponent, that will be revealed later on. The only thing I can say - we have had discussions with [WBA champion] Felix Sturm, but he refused to fight Pirog, and he booked a fight with Englishman Martin Murray."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-18-2011

[QUOTE=blind4;11309277]martinez should fight pirog for the 3mil:boxing:[/QUOTE] I agree, now that I fixed it..... [QUOTE=blind4;11309277]martinez should fight pirog for the 3mil, in the USA:boxing:[/QUOTE] A barn in Russia?..... ummm..... hold on, I'll think about it :lol1:

Comment by blind4 on 10-18-2011

martinez should fight pirog for the 3mil:boxing:

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-18-2011

[QUOTE=mathed;11306983]The disappointments are going to keep on coming as Martinez keeps on winning. You can't stop what isn't meant to be stopped.[/QUOTE] :lol1: :fing02:

Comment by Ogecca MaMa on 10-17-2011

[QUOTE=delpilar;11307024]Middleweight champion vs middleweight champion that's what fans want to see. Why is Sergio avoiding Pirog?[/QUOTE] he doesn't give a flying f about boxing fans. dude finally gets $$$ in his life, so he is trying to pull most of…

Comment by delpilar on 10-17-2011

Middleweight champion vs middleweight champion that's what fans want to see. Why is Sergio avoiding Pirog?

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