Vanes Martirosyan

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Vanes Martirosyan
Վանես Մարտիրոսյան
Vanes Martirosyan 2010.jpg
Martirosyan celebrating his victory against Joe Greene, 2010
Statistics
Real name Vanes Norikovich Martirosyan
Nickname(s) The Nightmare
Weight(s) Light middleweight
Height 5 ft 11 12 in (182 cm)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality
  • Armenian
  • American
Born (1986-05-01) May 1, 1986 (age 31)
Abovyan, Armenian SSR,
Soviet Union (now Armenia)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 40
Wins 36
Wins by KO 21
Losses 3
Draws 1

Vanes Norikovich Martirosyan (Armenian: Վանես Մարտիրոսյան; born May 1, 1986) is an Armenian-American professional boxer. He has challenged twice for a light middleweight world title, in 2013 and 2016, and held the WBC Silver light middleweight title from 2011 to 2012.

Early life[edit]

Vanes was born on May 1, 1986, in Abovyan, Armenia. Vanes' father, Norik Martirosyan, was a boxer in Armenia who worked for an industrial company and was also in the army. Vanes has two brothers, one older and one younger, and a sister.[1]

His family moved to Glendale, CA when he was four years old. He started boxing when he was seven after his father found out there was a gym nearby.

Martirosyan was taken out of junior high school by his father and became home-schooled once it had become clear that he needed to keep his son's fighting confined to the ring.

Amateur career[edit]

Martirosyan was an eight-time National Champion and a Golden Gloves Champion.

In 2004, after winning a match against Haiti's Andre Berto in the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico, Martirosyan secured a spot in the US Olympic Team. He represented the United States at the 2004 Olympics as a Welterweight. He was on the same olympic team as Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell.

Results were:

Notable boxers Martirosyan defeated as an amateur include Austin Trout (three times), Andre Berto, and Timothy Bradley.[2]

Professional career[edit]

At the age of 20, he turned professional at 154 pounds with Bob Arum's promotional company Top Rank. Vanes is managed by his uncle, Serge Martirosyan.[3] He is also co-managed by Shelly Finkel, who also manages and advises world champions such as Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, Manny Pacquiao, Fernando Vargas and Jeff Lacy, among others.

Vanes is trained by Freddie Roach, who was voted 2003 and 2006 Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America. He trains alongside Roach's other top students: Manny Pacquiao, Julio César Chávez, Jr. and Amir Khan.

Martirosyan has also worked with Ronnie Shields, winning his first fight under Shields's tutelage when he knocked out Dan Wallace in one round. Shields has also trained: Evander Holyfield, Juan Díaz, Rocky Juarez and Pernell Whitaker.

Martirosyan subsequently scored a shutout unanimous decision over Clarence Taylor,[4] and also recorded wins against Billy Lyell (who would later topple previously unbeaten John Duddy), Harrison Cuello, Andrey Tsurkan and Willie Lee.[5]

Martirosyan was scheduled to make his HBO debut on June 5, 2010 in Yankee Stadium on the Miguel Cotto vs. Yuri Foreman undercard. His opponent was fellow undefeated prospect Joe Greene (22-0, 14 KOs). Martirosyan handed Greene the first loss of his career by way of unanimous decision. With this win Martirosyan, advanced to 28-0 with 17 wins coming by way of knockout.

On March 19, 2011 Vanes made his next appearance in the ring at the Bell Centre in Montreal. He got an easy win over Mexican Bladimir Hernandez by way of KO in the second round.

His next fight was against veteran Saúl Román in a WBC semi-final title eliminator for the vacant WBC Silver Light Middleweight Championship. The bout was on June 4, 2011 in HBO's televised portion of the Julio César Chávez, Jr. vs. Sebastian Zbik undercard. Román knocked Vanes down in the first round and gave him trouble in the next two. Martirosyan came back in the fourth and fifth. When the seventh round began, Román cornered Vanes against the ropes and landed several blows. Vanes may have caught Román just in time from being stopped. In the same round, Vanes trapped Román against the ropes and knocked him down. After Román got up, Vanes landed a hard right hook on his chin and followed up with a barrage of blows while Román was leaning on the ropes, causing the fight to be stopped and turning what seemed to be near-defeat into victory.

On October 29, 2011 Vanes fought contender Richard Gutierrez. Vanes dominated from start to finish and won a ten round unanimous decision. The judges' scorecards were 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91; Vanes winning all but one round from one judge.[6]

Martirosyan fought veteran Troy Lowry on the Julio César Chávez, Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Rubio undercard. Vanes knocked Lowry down in the first round and stopping him in the third to retain his WBC Silver title.[7]

On November 9, 2013 Martirosyan was defeated by Demetrius Andrade who on that day became a winner of the World Boxing Organization title.[8]

On March 21, 2014 he appeared on ESPN's Goossen Tutor Promotions, defeating Mario Antonio Lozano via unanimous decision after 10 rounds in a fight for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title.[9]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
40 fights 36 wins 3 losses
By knockout 21 0
By decision 15 3
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
40 Loss 36–3–1 Cuba Erislandy Lara UD 12 May 21, 2016 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBA and IBO light middleweight titles
39 Win 36–2–1 United States Ishe Smith MD 10 Sep 12, 2015 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
38 Loss 35–2–1 United States Jermell Charlo UD 10 Mar 28, 2015 United States Palms Casino Resort, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
37 Win 35–1–1 United States Willie Nelson UD 10 Oct 4, 2014 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S. Retained WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title
36 Win 34–1–1 Mexico Mario Alberto Lozano UD 10 Mar 21, 2014 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S. Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title
35 Loss 33–1–1 United States Demetrius Andrade SD 12 Nov 9, 2013 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. For vacant WBO light middleweight title
34 Win 33–0–1 United States Ryan Davis TKO 2 (10), 2:01 Jun 15, 2013 United States American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
33 Draw 32–0–1 Cuba Erislandy Lara TD 9 (12), 0:26 Nov 10, 2012 United States Wynn Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Split TD after Martirosyan sustained a cut from an accidental head clash
32 Win 32–0 United States Troy Lowry TKO 3 (10), 2:53 Feb 4, 2012 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Retained WBC Silver light middleweight title
31 Win 31–0 Colombia Richard Gutierrez UD 10 Oct 29, 2011 United States WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, U.S.
30 Win 30–0 Mexico Saúl Román TKO 7 (12), 2:58 Jun 4, 2011 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Won vacant WBC Silver light middleweight title
29 Win 29–0 Mexico Bladimir Hernandez KO 2 (8), 0:57 Mar 19, 2011 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
28 Win 28–0 United States Joe Greene UD 10 Jun 5, 2010 United States Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NABF and WBO–NABO light middleweight titles;
Won vacant WBA International light middleweight title
27 Win 27–0 Uganda Kassim Ouma UD 10 Jan 16, 2010 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained NABF and WBO–NABO light middleweight titles
26 Win 26–0 United States Willie Lee TKO 3 (10), 2:13 Dec 19, 2009 United States Beeghly Center, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. Won NABF and vacant WBONABO light middleweight titles
25 Win 25–0 Ukraine Andrey Tsurkan RTD 6 (10), 3:00 Jun 27, 2009 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
24 Win 24–0 Dominican Republic Harrison Cuello TKO 1 (8), 2:13 May 16, 2009 United States Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, Nevada, U.S.
23 Win 23–0 United States Billy Lyell UD 8 Feb 7, 2009 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.
22 Win 22–0 United States Charles Howe TKO 1 (10), 1:20 Nov 1, 2008 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 United States Michael Medina UD 10 Sep 19, 2008 United States Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, Nevada, U.S.
20 Win 20–0 Mexico Ángel Hernández UD 10 Jun 26, 2008 United States The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 Mexico Michi Munoz TKO 3 (10), 2:20 Feb 7, 2008 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 United States Clarence Taylor UD 6 Jan 4, 2008 United States Alameda Swap Meet, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 United States Dan Wallace TKO 1 (6), 1:34 Dec 20, 2007 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Patrick Thompson UD 6 Oct 4, 2007 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Dominican Republic Alexis Division RTD 3 (8), 0:10 Aug 30, 2007 United States Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Dominican Republic Alberto Mercedes TKO 7 (8), 1:17 Jun 29, 2007 United States Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, Camp Verde, Arizona, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Nelson Estupinan TKO 2 (8), 2:59 Apr 27, 2007 United States Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Taronze Washington TKO 2 (8), 2:22 Jan 27, 2007 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Puerto Rico Edgar Reyes RTD 4 (6), 3:00 Nov 18, 2006 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Puerto Rico Marcus Brooks UD 6 Aug 12, 2006 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Puerto Rico Oscar Gonzalez TKO 1 (6), 2:14 Jun 3, 2006 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Botswana Tefo Seetso KO 3 (6), 0:55 Apr 8, 2006 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Mexico Juan Pablo Montes de Oca TKO 3 (6), 1:21 Feb 18, 2006 United States The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Abdias Castillo TKO 5 (6), 1:45 Nov 12, 2005 United States Wynn Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Tony Morales TKO 1 (6), 2:37 Oct 8, 2005 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Gerardo Cesar Prieto UD 6 Sep 10, 2005 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Fernando Vela UD 4 Aug 26, 2005 United States D&I Colonial Ballroom, Houston, Texas, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Jovanni Rubio TKO 1 (4), 2:55 May 28, 2005 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Jesse Orta UD 4 Apr 8, 2005 United States Fort McDowell Casino, Fountain Hills, Arizona, U.S. Professional debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vanesboxing.com/bio_personal.html
  2. ^ Anson Wainwright. "Vanes Martirosyan: "I'm calling out the champions. None of them are responding to me."". Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gabriel Rizk (September 17, 2011). "Martirosyan counters". Glendale News-Press. Archived from the original on October 28, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Lance Pugmire (January 5, 2008). "Martirosyan scores impressive victory". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2008. 
  5. ^ Christ, Scott (June 27, 2008). "Peterson and Martirosyan win on another Top Rank stinker". Bad Left Hook. SB Nation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2008. 
  6. ^ Doug Fischer (October 31, 2011). "Martirosyan stays busy with one-sided decision over Gutierrez". The Ring. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ Scott Christ (February 6, 2012). "Bully Beat-Up: On Vanes Martirosyan and Boxing's Ugliest Mismatches". Bad Left Hook. SB Nation. Archived from the original on August 23, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ Scott Christ (November 9, 2013). "Martirosyan vs Andrade results: Demetrius Andrade wins vacant WBO title by decision". Bad Left Hook. SB Nation. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ Scott Christ (March 29, 2014). "Vanes Martirosyan: Top Rank held me back from making the biggest fights". Bad Left Hook. SB Nation. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Preceded by
Willie Lee
NABF light middleweight champion
December 19, 2009 – March 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Grady Brewer
Vacant
Title last held by
Carlos Molina
WBONABO light middleweight champion
December 19, 2009 – March 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jonathan González
Vacant
Title last held by
Austin Trout
WBA International light middleweight champion
June 5, 2010 – March 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Damian Jonak
Vacant
Title last held by
Canelo Álvarez
WBC Silver light middleweight champion
June 4, 2011 – November 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Sergey Rabchenko
Vacant
Title last held by
Brian Rose
WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight champion
March 21, 2014 – March 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Liam Smith