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.

When 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, N’Dam N’Jikam was appointed champion.