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July 31, 2010

Unheralded Russian middleweight Dmitry Pirog stopped Daniel Jacobs with a crushing overhand right in the fifth round to win the vacant WBO title Saturday night.Former featherweight champion Robert Guerrero dominated Joel Casamayor in a lopsided unanimous decision to win his debut at 140 pounds, and Jorge Linares also earned a comfortable unanimous decision over Rocky Juarez on the stacked undercard of Juan Manuel Marquez’s lightweight title rematch with Juan Diaz at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The lively crowd witnessed a landmark win for the 30-year-old Pirog (17-0, 14 KOs), a star amateur in Russia before a solid pro career. Pirog fights with a distinctly Western style, and his Vegas debut fulfilled his lifelong goal to fight in boxing’s capital city.

The Russian was a smash hit in Sin City: After four lively rounds, he stopped the favored Jacobs with one punch in the fifth, putting the previously unbeaten Brooklyn prospect flat on his back.

Pirog briefly stood over Jacobs with his arms raised before celebrating his first world title.

“I’m very happy and thankful I’m taking this belt back to my fans in Russia,” Pirog said. “Danny punched very quickly and sharply, but I didn’t feel much from him. I hurt him in the second round, and I knew I could come back and do it again.”

Although referee Robert Byrd barely got into his count before waving off the fight, Jacobs believed he could have kept going.

“Everything happened so fast,” Jacobs said. “I got caught with a shot I didn’t even see. … I’m not going to complain. I just hope everyone will forgive me and keep the faith. I know I can come back and become a champ. I think if I was at 100 percent, I would have done a little better. It’s just one of those things that happens.”

Jacobs fought one week after the death of his beloved grandmother, Cordelia Jacobs. He wore her nickname, “Lady Bird,” on the front of his trunks, and planned to catch a quick flight back to New York for her funeral Sunday.

from:  http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8PAI79zpGLhyRa-amMKhfBaVMjAD9HAF0SG0

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Dmitry Pirog was born on June 27th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Pirog

June 27th

6 + 27 +2+0+1+0 = 36 = his personal year (from June 27th, 2010 to June 26th, 2011) = Crushing.

36 year + 7 (July) = 43 = his personal month (from July 27th, 2010 to August 26th, 2010) = Celebrating.

 
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