Dmitry Pirog

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Dmitry Pirog
Real name Dmitry Pirog
Rated at Super Middleweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Nationality Russia Russian
Born (1980-06-27) June 27, 1980 (age 34)
Temryuk, Russia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 20
Wins 20
Wins by KO 15
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

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.

Amateur career[edit]

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.[1]

Professional career[edit]

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[edit]

On July 31, 2010 Pirog fought Middleweight contender, Daniel Jacobs for the vacant WBO Middleweight Championship.[2][3] 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.[4]

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,[5] and the WBO decided to give his title to N'Jikam.[6]

Professional record[edit]

20 Wins (15 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 20-0-0 Japan Nobuhiro Ishida UD 12 (12) May 1, 2012 Russia Sport Complex Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia Retained his WBO Middleweight title.
Win 19-0-0 Armenia Gennady Martirosyan RTD 10 (12) September 25, 2011 Russia Olimp, Krasnodar, Russia Retained his WBO Middleweight title
Win 18-0-0 Argentina Javier Francisco Maciel UD 12 (12) March 26, 2011 RussiaDIVS, Yekaterinburg, Russia Retained his WBO Middleweight title
Win 17-0-0 United States Daniel Jacobs TKO 5 (12), (0:57) July 31, 2010 United StatesMandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the vacant WBO Middleweight title
Win 16-0-0 Estonia Sergei Melis TKO 6 (10), (2:42) April 27, 2010 RussiaYubileiny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia Won the WBC Baltic Middleweight title
Win 15-0-0 United States Eric Mitchell TKO 5 (12), (1:07) February 6, 2010 RussiaAquarium Hotel, Myakinino, Russia Retained WBO Asia Middleweight title
Win 14-0-0 Ghana Kofi Jantuah UD 12 (12) June 26, 2009 GermanyVölklingen, Saarland, Germany Won the vacant WBC International Middleweight title
Win 13-0-0 Uzbekistan Kuvanych Toygonbayev RTD 5 (12), (3:00) December 6, 2008 RussiaCircus, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Retained WBO Asia and WBC Asian Middleweight titles
Win 12-0-0 Serbia Geard Ajetovic UD 10 (10) July 19, 2008 RussiaOlimpyskiy Sports Palace, Chekhov, Russia Retained WBO Asia and WBC Asian Middleweight titles
Win 11-0-0 Chechnya Aslanbek Kodzoev KO 4 (12), (1:27) April 12, 2008 RussiaPalace of UGMC, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Russia Won the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Middleweight title
Win 10-0-0 Russia Alexey Chirkov RTD 2 (12), (3:00) October 25, 2007 RussiaCasino Vodoley, Ekaterinburg, Russia Won the vacant WBC Asian Middleweight title

Personal life[edit]

Pirog is a graduate of Kuban State University and holds a Managerial boxing license. Some of the boxers he manages are undefeated prospects Fedor Papazov and Light Heavyweight Vasily Lepikhin.[7]

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Title last held by
Sergio Gabriel Martinez
WBO Middleweight Champion
July 31, 2010 – August 25, 2012
Succeeded by
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
Interim champ promoted