Dmitry Pirog, former WBO middleweight champion has so far been recognized as one of the most intelligent Russian fighters both in and outside the ring and now, he has gone on to launch his political career as he joins Nikolay Valuev, Russia’s first every heavyweight champion as a member of the State Duma.
In Russia, the State Duma is the name for the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (legislature). The upper house however is the Federation Council of Russia. Pirog will represent the main party in Russia, the United Russia Party.
Nicknamed the Grandmaster, 36-year old Pirog has never been elected. He however got his access due to Alexander Metkin, his fellow local native choosing to concentrate on his business and due to his poor attendance at the State Duma sessions.
A native of the Temryuk, Krasnodar Region, Pirog however resides in the nearby city of Gelendzhik. Continue reading 'FORMER WBO CHAMPION, DMITRY PIROG ENTERS RUSSIAN STATE DUMA'»
Sergio Martinez has supported Roman Gonzalez to be the successor to Floyd Mayweather Jr. but says boxing needs more fighters that can propel it to the next level.
Mayweather achieved beyond the expectation of an average boxer in the last ten years of his career spanning about two decades and is he is still being mentioned in conversations regarding today’s big names despite having retired since September 2015.
The former middleweight champion Martinez, who was slated for a fight against Mayweather at the tail end of his career, sing the praise of the 39-year-old while addressing speculations of possible fights against MMA star Conor McGregor and current 160 pound Gennady Golovkin.
“I think boxing really needs fighters like Floyd Mayweather, but it is now a strange time in boxing,” Martinez exclusively informed World Boxing News.
“There is no doubt Floyd has been one of the smartest and greatest of all boxers, not only in the ring but also when the situation demands he gets the suit and be a businessman to negotiate his fight. Continue reading 'MARTINEZ BACKS GONZALEZ TO SUCCEED MAYWEATHER'»
Even if a fighter is not active any more that does not make him disappear from the minds of fans, especially if he created an impact that was long lasting at the time when he was fighting.
Sergio Martinez is considered to be one of the greatest boxers in the middleweight category and he has every right to deserve such a reputation. Those who are looking to see a return flight of this celebrated boxer that might not be coming soon as he retired at the age of forty, with his knee having been shattered in the last fight. He definitely reined the boxing ring while he fought. Having fought and won over fifty fights he has been a legend in the boxing arena. His face has already started to gain wrinkles at the age of forty
Most of his fans miss him for the grace and talent that he showcased that was one of a kind. That does not stop many fans from eagerly following up on the last fight where his opponent made it tough for him. Mathew Macklin was the one who pushed him close which many fans of Martinez regret. Many fans and experts state that Martinez still stood up even after getting injured in that fight. Sergio had remained the unquestioned champion in his category and his reign continued from 2010 to 2014.
Continue reading 'Sergio Martinez Is Remembered For His Talents'»
Those who are fans of Sergio Martinez would surely be missing him from the rings.
However, they need to concede to the fact that, a fighter needs to retire at the right time, preferably when he is on a high. Sergio followed that trend and gave up his active boxing career in 2015. Sergio decided to hang up his gloves when he was still the middleweight champion in the world category. He is considered the Argentine star. His retirement was announced in Canastota in New York during the Hall of Fame event. Martinez gave a good speech when he retired, stating that it was time for him to find new horizons in his life.
The speech that he gave was touching and inspiring. It was a just time for him to retire at age forty. In his last fight on June 2014 he dropped off around three times and lost to Miguel Cotto. It was evident that his health was failing and his knee was in bad condition. Martinez announced his retirement in the special weekend event and everyone in media bid him a grand farewell, stating that his elite skills in fighting and his professionalism were qualities admired by all and would be missed for sure. Continue reading 'Sergio Martinez Remains A Winner Among His Fans'»
Having not fought in a competitive fixture since suffering a devastating defeat at the hands of Miguel Cotto last year, Argentine boxing legend Sergio Martinez could just be heading towards retirement.
It was clear during that bout against Cotto that Martinez was not in his peak physical condition and it became very clear that he had not overcome the accumulated damage his right knee had suffered – though he had the general leading other way ahead of the fight.
Since then, he has spent the last ten months in Spain, his adopted home, trying desperately to treat the various ailments that ail his right knee in the hope of negating yet another surgery that would surely end his career once and for all. However, the results have not been there. The treatment has not gone as he would have hoped for and now, he is intimating that it might just be time to hang up the gloves.
Speaking about his return, Sergio Martinez said that he would love to go on but his injuries have been complicating even his daily life. The Argentine said that the meniscus is torn apart, and he has had to wear insoles in his shoes to be able to walk properly without the pain. And he admits that being 40 years old does not help the cause as well. Continue reading 'Sergio Martinez hints at retirement'»