Fantasy match: Pirog vs GGG

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  1. Kev2k83

    Kev2k83 Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2023
    Prime golovkin would have knocked him out.

    Gennady was not a straight up and down boxer and was very good technically and as someone already mentioned underrated defensively.

    Shame it didn't happen.

    Beast from the east I think it was dubbed.

    What a shame hbo pulled out of boxing.
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  2. Themessiah

    Themessiah El Jefe Full Member

    Feb 1, 2021
    No he wouldn’t lol. He might win a decision though
  3. bjl12

    bjl12 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    MW was at a weird transition at that point. Sergio had just emerged but was simultaneously headed for retirement, Pavlik was unable to get back to form after BHop, Taylor was out, Quillin hid on the sidelines, JCC was out and fallen out of favor e Mexico because of bad performance and training issues, Paul Williams went back to 154 before losing his career to MVA, and Omar Henry died of cancer. Neither GGG or Pirog got a crack at anyone other than Jacobs who...also had cancer...and also wasnt at his best.

    Then, as the competition faded, Pirog and GGG said fine, **** it, and were set to face each other...and Pirog had a career ending back injury...!

    Really, really tough breaks for Pirog and GGG.
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  4. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    I remember it well
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  5. JMotrain

    JMotrain Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 30, 2005
    You could be right. That's what is great about fantasy match-ups, making arguments for either side. I think Pirog based on styles would have taken it but GGG was a borderline ATG. I can't quite get there (ATG status) because of his competition, which to be fair was better than Pirog's. So I could be overrating Pirog and underrating GGG but when I watch Pirog I'm not sure I've seen anyone quite like him. I've seen others like Golovkin.
  6. kk17

    kk17 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    GGG of 2010 stops Pirog