2012-05-01 Dmitry Pirog w pts 12 Nobuhiro Ishida, Krylatskoe Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia - WBO

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2012-05-01 Dmitry Pirog w pts 12 Nobuhiro Ishida, Krylatskoe Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia - WBO. Referee: Manuel Maritxalar. Scorecards: 119-109, 120-108, 117-111.

On 4 May, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam won the vacant WBO ‘interim’ title when outpointing Max Bursak over 12 rounds at the Marcel Cerdan Sports Palace, Levallois-Perret, France.

Pirog forfeited the WBO title at the end of August after he had signed to meet Gennady Golovkin for the latter’s WBA ‘second tier’ championship.