Photos: Dmitry Pirog, Nobuhiro Ishida Go Face To Face

The final press conference was held for the big middleweight fight which takes place on May 1st at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia. At the RTR, WBO champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs) went face to face with challenger Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan (24-7-2, 9KOs). A lot is on the line for Pirog. If he wins, the Russian boxer will likely face IBF champion Daniel Geale of Australia in August. Photos by Viktor Sokolov/

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sweet-s on 04-28-2012

[QUOTE=shade darkar;12053305]what!!!!! how over rated is this guy? its ridiculous to even call this guy a world champion. they tried to give a strap to jacobs and it backfired.[/QUOTE] Forget the belt and forget the Jacobs fight. Watch all the…

Comment by shade darkar on 04-28-2012

[QUOTE=sweet-s;12052846]Even though Ishida lost a shutout, he was teak tough in the Williams fight. His last fight only showed how good Williams volume punching was. I suppose Pirog won't knock Ishida out, but I trust in his abilities and skills.…

Comment by sweet-s on 04-28-2012

[QUOTE=Boxingtech718v2;12052975]Gonna be the battle of two hype jobs. Which bum looks worse?[/QUOTE] Seems you are inexperienced, a hater or probably need attention. Who is hyping Pirog? Actually Pirog is rather unknown to the mainstream boxing fan. Watch all his fights…

Comment by Boxingtech718v2 on 04-28-2012

Gonna be the battle of two hype jobs. Which bum looks worse?

Comment by ippo on 04-28-2012

[QUOTE=DublEdgeBanger;12052656]I don't understand why referring to a Japanese person as Jap is racist? It's not a derogatory term, it's just an abbreviation. People aren't offended if you call a Vietnamese person Viet, or an Australian person Aussie. I don't get…

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