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Sergio Martinez's Adviser: Pirog, Don't Mention Maravilla

By Rick Reeno

Sampson Lewkowicz, the adviser to WBC Emeritus champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (47-2, 26KOs), wants WBO champ Dmitry Pirog (18-0, 14KOs) to prove himself before going around and calling out his fighter. On Saturday night in Ekaterinburg, Russia - Pirog had a much tougher than expected time in winning a twelve round unanimous decision over optional challenger Javier Francisco Maciel (18-2, 12KOs). The scores were 115-112, 117-110 and 115-111.

Lewkowicz watched Pirog's fight. He believes the Russian boxer's performance has further pushed back a possible meeting between the two champions.

"I wanted to tell Dmitry Pirog, please don't mention Sergio Martinez after this kind of performance. Don't embarrass yourself by mentioning Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez. He needs to do a lot more to qualify himself to fight Martinez, who is the established champion of the people, and the WBC. He needs to do a lot more to be qualified to fight Martinez in the eyes of HBO," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-29-2011

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;10301018]I think that is pretty much their strategy. People on here are $h!tting on Manfredo but dude got a title at Middle Weight. Ain't like he is totally out of the game. Another title helps Martinez cause, so I would…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 03-29-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10300427]I think that he should fight Manfredo at 161 for a super middleweight title. If he wins a title in another division, Martinez will be P4P #1 :boxing:[/QUOTE] I think that is pretty much their strategy. People on here are…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-29-2011

[QUOTE=TruthMatters;10296246]You [email protected] assume everyone is a pactard, You talk about pacquiao so much maybe your the fawking pactard, since your on his nuts 24/7 I am just saying how I see it. he needs to fight top 160lbs in his…

Comment by | THE KING | on 03-28-2011

[QUOTE=Walt Liquor;10296199]what a surprise, the same usual suspects turned this into a pac thing. ya'll are some lame mothafukas[/QUOTE] It's expected.. and if you think about it, it shows how far Manny has come. Respect.

Comment by AeKhuban on 03-28-2011

I don't know Manfredo. I think Martinez should fight Pirog next atleast he is fighting champion on his division. He wants to be number 1 P4P then unify 160 division atleast.

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