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Roach: I Hope WBC Forces Canelo To Face Vanes Next

Legendary trainer Freddie Roach is hopeful that WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will face his charge Vanes Martirosyan should Alvarez get past Ryan Rhodes on Saturday evening.

In addition to winning the WBC junior middleweight silver belt, Martirosyan earned the #1 mandatory position to face Alvarez when he defeated Saul Roman via TKO in an exciting fight on June 4th at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Both men tasted the canvas in the fan friendly fight. The Glendale, CA based Martirosyan went down in the 1st round but rebounded nicely and simply overpowered his opponent.

"Vanes proved a lot in this fight by coming off the canvas to win by TKO. It was a gut check and he passed it," said Roach.

Roach, who trains many other fighters including world champs Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, is confident that his Armenian pupil will face Alvarez next. He feels that the WBC will do the right thing and honor Vanes' mandatory position, "We want Vanes to fight Alvarez next and we know that Mr. Sulaiman and the WBC will do the right thing in the interest of boxing and its fans," said Roach.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VanesBoxing on 06-14-2011

Vanes by KO within 10... I will put 1 million + on that. but again lets talk after saturday, Canelo still has a big test.

Comment by chiguy91 on 06-14-2011

[QUOTE=ELPERRO;10690546]True true... Or better yet have Vanes Fight Angulo. El perro is ranked #2. I still don't think beating a Saul Roman should give you a tittle shot.[/QUOTE] haha, well to be fair, canelo or hatton didn't deserve a shot…

Comment by ELPERRO on 06-14-2011

[QUOTE=onechance87;10687502]Wish roach would of said the same thing with chavez jr and martinez. Now canelo is fighting is mandatory next in rhodes,So maybe u should force vanes into rematching ouma:bottle:[/QUOTE] True true... Or better yet have Vanes Fight Angulo. El…

Comment by chiguy91 on 06-14-2011

i wouldn't mind seeing it, i think canelo can win that fight tbh. el maricon chavez can't face rubio or martinez, yet they want alvarez to face vanes, haha. i think the wbc will pamper both canelo and maricon chavez…

Comment by budfr on 06-14-2011

[QUOTE=chifuli;10689842]Neither Canelo nor Chavez Jr will fight anyone of significance any time soon. The most protected primma donna's in Boxing will keep fighting obscure feather fisted european champions for the nest 2 or 3 years and the Mexican fans will…

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