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

By Rick Reeno

An angry Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17KOs) reached out to 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

"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 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


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