Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Dmitry Pirog Comeback Rumors Are False, Says Promoter

By Vadim Pushkin

Last week, rumors began to circulate that former WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog of Russia was planning to make a comeback.

That information does not meet in line with reality. The boxer's longtime promoter, Kirill Pchelnikov, called the fighter after noticing reports which had quotes that were attributed to Pirog.

The boxer denied the information.

"I spoke with Dmitry yesterday. The information that appeared is false,"said Pchelnikov.

It appears a few outlets were fooled by a couple of tweets from what may be a fake Twitter account. What's stranger is the fact that the tweets are two months old, so there is no reasoning on why outlets began reporting on the information only last week.  

Pirog captured the championship of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) with a knockout of Daniel Jacobs in July 2010. In August 2012, the Russian was stripped of the WBO title for refusing to carry out a mandatory defense. 

Pirog retired in 2012 at age 32 because of a back injury, which prevented him from fighting with Gennady Golovkin on HBO.  There was several attempts to resume training for a ring return, but his back continued to give him issues.

He walked away with a record of 20 wins, 15 of them by knockout.

Tags: Dmitry Pirog image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DreamerUSA on 01-11-2016

[QUOTE=j0zef;16384074][IMG]http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/10-07-2015/oppe_m.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i25.tinypic.com/10zw7c5.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Wow he set that right hand up perfectly. Danny had no hope right there lol.

Comment by j0zef on 01-11-2016

[IMG]http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/10-07-2015/oppe_m.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i25.tinypic.com/10zw7c5.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by PittyPat on 01-11-2016

Daaaammmmittttt. He was one my favourite fighters back in 2010-11. :angry2: Pirog-Golovkin remains one of the best MW fights to have never happened. Or, Pirog-Jacobs II.

Comment by aldo5408 on 01-11-2016

Damn gg got very lucky. I always felt that pirog could beat gg

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 01-11-2016

A real pity because of all the posable matchups that could had been made

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Bellew: Ortiz & Povetkin Are PED Cheats - NOT Saunders, Whyte Photos: Jose Zepeda, Domicio Rondon - On Weight To Fight De La Hoya: Laughing at Lowlife Mayweather, He Needs Money Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa Becomes 'El Papi Chulo' in Miami Lanardo Tyner vs. Cortez Chambliss on October 26 in Detroit Photos: Kid Galahad, Toka Kahn Clary - Ready For IBF Eliminator Photos: Katie Taylor, Cindy Serrano - Set For Unified Title Clash Photos: Tevin Farmer, James Tennyson - Ready For Boston Battle Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Walter Kautondokwa - Ready For War Dana White: Pay No Attention To Mayweather vs. Khabib Talk De La Hoya: Mayweather is Sad, He's Trying To Stay Relevant Emmanuel Rodriguez: I Have No Doubt That I Will Beat Moloney Hughie Fury: I Look Forward To Getting in There & Doing The Job Brant Feels Disrespected By Big Talk of Murata-Golovkin Fight Arum: Crawford, Benavidez should both return in March or April Canelo-Fielding: No Rematch Clause in Contracts, Says Hearn BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 19 Murata: I'd Like To Fight Canelo - But Without The Mexican Beef! Bradley Skeete: I Ain't Got Time To Be Treading Water! Caoimhin Agyarko Very Pumped For Pro Debut in Brentwood Khan Sees No Reason For Brook To Reject Rehydration Clause Canelo: I'm Not Desperate, Mayweather Rematch is Good For Fans Jason Quigley Overcomes Freddy Hernandez For Decision Win Peter Fury Assures That Hughie is Beyond Ready For Pulev McGuigan Confident of Josh Taylor Beating Everyone in WBSS Felix Alvarado Prepares To Hit Philippines For IBF Title Rumble Middleweight: A Possibly Complicated Sandbox Pacquiao Wants To End Adrien Broner in Seven Rounds or Less Francisco Vargas Would Embrace Direct Crack at Machado Photos: Murata-Brant, Dadashev-DeMarco - Face-Off at Presser Photos: Saul Sanchez, Fernando Saavedra - On Weight To Fight Anthony Yarde vs. Walter Gabriel Sequeira Picked Up By ESPN+ WBC Prez Overjoyed By Canelo-DAZN Deal: Time To Celebrate! Gloferson Ortizo Hopes To Rebound From First Defeat Arum: Linear/Stream Combo Gives ESPN Advantage Over DAZN De La Hoya Unloads on Mayweather: We Don't Hit Women! Photos: Kid Galahad, Toka Kahn Clary - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Rodriguez-Moloney, Dorticos-Masternak - Face To Face Photos: Katie Taylor, Cindy Serrano - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Tevin Farmer, James Tennyson - Face To Face at Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement