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'»