|Real name||Dmitry Pirog|
|Rated at||Super Middleweight
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
June 27, 1980 |
|Wins by KO||15|
Dmitry Pirog (born June 27, 1980 in Temryuk, Russia) is a retired Russian boxer in the Middleweight division. Although his career was cut short due to a debilitating back injury, he is one of the few professional boxers to win a world championship and retire undefeated.
Dmitry used to be a chess player and wasn’t getting enough activity, so he decided to start boxing. He had over 230 amateur fights, winning several Russian National Amateur Championships.
The undefeated Pirog was relatively unknown going into the bout with Jacobs, with his biggest win prior to the bout being over former contender Kofi Jantuah.
WBO Middleweight title
On July 31, 2010 Pirog fought Middleweight contender, Daniel Jacobs for the vacant WBO Middleweight Championship. Pirog shockingly upset Jacobs via knockout with a hard right hand in the 5th round to win the title, on the Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz II undercard.
On September 2012, Pirog was stripped of his Middleweight title by the World Boxing Organization after choosing to fight IBO and WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin instead of WBO Interim Champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam. Pirog suffered a back injury during training for his match against Gennady Golovkin, and the WBO decided to give his title to N'Jikam.
|20 Wins (15 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draw|
|Win||20-0-0||Nobuhiro Ishida||UD||12 (12)||May 1, 2012||Sport Complex Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia||Retained his WBO Middleweight title.|
|Win||19-0-0||Gennady Martirosyan||RTD||10 (12)||September 25, 2011||Olimp, Krasnodar, Russia||Retained his WBO Middleweight title|
|Win||18-0-0||Javier Francisco Maciel||UD||12 (12)||March 26, 2011||DIVS, Yekaterinburg, Russia||Retained his WBO Middleweight title|
|Win||17-0-0||Daniel Jacobs||TKO||5 (12), (0:57)||July 31, 2010||Mandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Won the vacant WBO Middleweight title|
|Win||16-0-0||Sergei Melis||TKO||6 (10), (2:42)||April 27, 2010||Yubileiny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia||Won the WBC Baltic Middleweight title|
|Win||15-0-0||Eric Mitchell||TKO||5 (12), (1:07)||February 6, 2010||Aquarium Hotel, Myakinino, Russia||Retained WBO Asia Middleweight title|
|Win||14-0-0||Kofi Jantuah||UD||12 (12)||June 26, 2009||Völklingen, Saarland, Germany||Won the vacant WBC International Middleweight title|
|Win||13-0-0||Kuvanych Toygonbayev||RTD||5 (12), (3:00)||December 6, 2008||Circus, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia||Retained WBO Asia and WBC Asian Middleweight titles|
|Win||12-0-0||Geard Ajetovic||UD||10 (10)||July 19, 2008||Olimpyskiy Sports Palace, Chekhov, Russia||Retained WBO Asia and WBC Asian Middleweight titles|
|Win||11-0-0||Aslanbek Kodzoev||KO||4 (12), (1:27)||April 12, 2008||Palace of UGMC, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Russia||Won the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Middleweight title|
|Win||10-0-0||Alexey Chirkov||RTD||2 (12), (3:00)||October 25, 2007||Casino Vodoley, Ekaterinburg, Russia||Won the vacant WBC Asian Middleweight title|
- Out With Back Injury, ESPN.com. July 5, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
- Pirog Not Surprised WBO Took Away His Title. BoxingScene.com. September 3, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
Title last held bySergio Gabriel Martinez
|WBO Middleweight Champion
July 31, 2010 – August 25, 2012
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
Interim champ promoted