Advertisement
Advertisement

Vanes Calls "Bullsh*t" on WBC's Alvarez-Hatton Sanction

By Rick Reeno

An angry Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17KOs) reached out to BoxingScene.com to call "bullsh*t" on the WBC's sanction of Saul Alvarez-Matthew Hatton. On Wednesday the WBC announced that Alvarez-Hatton was being sanctioned as a fight for the vacant junior middleweight title. Their decision raised a lot of eyebrows because Hatton, a welterweight, is not even ranked under the WBC at 154-pounds.

To justify their decision, the WBC claimed that at least five or six junior middleweight contenders in the top ten were unavailable. Vanes, ranked at six, was never contracted by the WBC. He would have accepted the fight with Alvarez, which is set for March 5 at the Honda Center in California.

"I read on BoxingScene that the top five or six guys in the junior middleweight division are unavailable so the WBC is having Canelo fight Matthew Hatton for the title. That is news to me. I was never contacted," Vanes told BoxingScene.com.

"I would fight Canelo in a heartbeat.  A fight between him and I at the Honda Center would be huge. There are a lot of Mexicans and Armenians in the area so I know it would be huge. I want to set the record straight.  I never turned out a shot at the WBC title. It has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid to hold the green belt."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vxrandall on 02-17-2011

[QUOTE=lutenco;10116670]LARA,MARTIROSYAN,OUMA,ANGULO,CINTRON,PAUL WILLIAMS,CORY SPINKS,YURI FOREMAN,MARGARITO,ALCINE,SANTOS,JOEL JULIO and others 10-15 fighters at 154 can beat these two bums,RIDICOLOUS!!! WHAT WILL WBC INVENT TO MAKE CHAVEZ JR. WIN THE BELT?[/QUOTE] once again..no mentioned of ryan rhodes who is the legit #1 contender for…

Comment by newcastleking on 02-17-2011

cant wait to see angulo return and beat martyrosian up, hopefully.

Comment by Walt Liquor on 02-17-2011

garbage fight for a title- obviously. I can't wait for Vanes to get shut up though. I wish Dzindurek or Angulo had a chance to do it already. Angulo needs to decide if he's gonna box or work for the…

Comment by hyeduk on 02-17-2011

I'm not sure if Hatton deserves a title shot, but I can tell you one thing. Alvarez will easily knock Hatton out, No doubts...Vanes is way better opponent for Arnelo :)

Comment by lutenco on 02-17-2011

LARA,MARTIROSYAN,OUMA,ANGULO,CINTRON,PAUL WILLIAMS,CORY SPINKS,YURI FOREMAN,MARGARITO,ALCINE,SANTOS,JOEL JULIO and others 10-15 fighters at 154 can beat these two bums,RIDICOLOUS!!! WHAT WILL WBC INVENT TO MAKE CHAVEZ JR. WIN THE BELT?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (27)
Top Headlines Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery Keith Thurman Reiterates Desire To Fight Danny Garcia Video: Keith Thurman Talks Porter Win, Mayweather, The Future Photos: George Groves Shows Class in Win Over Martin Murray Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Drops, Stops Oscar Molina in The Tenth Round DiBella: Thurman-Porter Will Determine Mayweather's Successor Daniel Jacobs Becomes The Face of Brooklyn Boxing K. Porter Doubts Impressive Win Will Secure Floyd Mayweather Video: Jarrett Hurd, Oscar Molina Discuss Their Showdown Anthony Joshua Beats Down, Knocks Breazeale Out in Seven Adam Kownacki, David Benavidez, Hardy Win at Barclays Jack Obermayer, Legendary Award Winning Scribe Passes Away Mikey Garcia-Elio Rojas Set For Santa-Frampton on 7/30 George Groves Powers Past Martin Murray For Decision Win Video: Bob Arum on Thurman vs. Porter, Crawford, More Eubank Jr. Warns Gennady Golovkin: - I'm Coming For You! Thurman vs. Porter on CBS: CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr. Drops Doran Four Times For TKO, Golovkin Next? Conor Benn With Brutal First Round Knockout of Lukas Radic Dillian Whyte Knocks Out Ivica Bacurin in Six Rounds Anthony Joshua: I Need To Break Dominic Breazeale Right Down Porter: Won’t Be a Brook Performance From Me; I Want Rematch Breazeale To Anthony Joshua: There is a New Lion in Town Photos: Jason Sosa Gets Off The Deck, Stops Javier Fortuna Joshua-Breazeale on Showtime: CompuBox Historical Review Felix Cash, Anthony Ogogo, Andrea Scarpa, Kal Yafai Win at O2
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement