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Vanes Calls Out Lara, Andrade, Trout: Open To 160 Fight

By Luis Sandoval

This year of boxing hasn’t exactly produced the best fights and matchups and no one is more bothered by that than Junior Middleweight Vanes Martirosyan. The former Olympian is on a quest to fight the best fighters in his division but feels nobody is stepping to the plate and taking the fights they should be taking.

“We've all heard Ishe Smith, Austin Trout, Charlo Brothers, Andrade and Lara over the last few months make public statements via YouTube, Twitter, or interviews that they want to fight the top guys in the division; that they never duck any fights. Well, I want the fans to know that my team has made it very clear that I will fight any of these guys, yet none of them have stepped up,” Vanes would tell BoxingScene.

“Sure, after this article they'll come out and say ‘I'll fight Vanes, I'll fight anyone’ to save face but behind doors they'll say they don't want the fight. I've offered Andrade my purse if I lose to him in a rematch, and he declined. I understand he's hoping for bigger fights, but if he's the real deal and he believes it, how does he pass up on such an offer and sit around when he's got nothing going for him? Lara called me out a week ago, we responded immediately saying let’s do it and we still haven't heard back. I give Canelo a lot of props for stepping up against Lara, and proving to the fans that he belongs among the best”.

Vanes just wants a chance to fight the best fighters in his division and doesn’t think it should be that difficult to make happen especially since most all under the Al Haymon umbrella.

“Since most of us are managed by Al Haymon there is absolutely no reason why any of these fights - excluding Canelo and Andrade who are not in Al's stable - can't happen. So if the fights are not happening, fans now know that it's not politics, it's not network conflicts, it's not a weight issue. You hear fans all the time speak of how successful a tournament in our weight class would be with so much talent, but when you can't get one guy to step up, the odds of getting 5 more to say ‘yes’ are sadly zero to none,” said the former Olympian.

Martirosyan is currently in the gym working hard and awaiting to get a call and fight. If the fighters at 154 won’t face him, Martirosyan is even willing to step into the Middleweight division to get a meaningful fight.

“I want to apologize to the fans on behalf of my colleagues and let them know that I will truly fight anyone including Golovkin, Cotto or Chavez at their own weight class. I'm hungry and I just can't wait to get back in the ring. The loss to Andrade was truly a blessing in disguise and I know he didn't win but instead I lost to him. All I can do is continue to train hard while I still wait for that phone call and opportunity to prove myself,” declared Martirosyan.

The challenge has been set down to anyone at 154 or 160 and Vanes hopes to face a top fighter is his next fight. He’ll also keep an eye out for Austin Trout this Friday and if victorious, he’d love to fight him and give him a chance to avenge his amateur losses.

“I want to wish Trout and his team the best of luck this Friday, hopefully after a win he'd be willing to avenge his 3 losses to me from the amateurs."

Martirosyan is coming off a dominant victory this past March and would like to get in the ring before year’s end.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter & Instagram @Truewest007.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 08-21-2014

[QUOTE=BendOver;14876612][B]canelo looked like a novice to everyone and loss in the eyes of must boxing fans[/B], I'm not happy with Laras performance and I think he won, there's no way that ginger won 7 rounds but if you are happy…

Comment by BendOver on 08-21-2014

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;14873341]Vanes is legit. He can box. I can see him giving all those guys a tough fight.[/QUOTE]so he is legit but will not last 6 rounds with ginger? gtfoh, tell me the last time ginger ko a legit boxer his…

Comment by BendOver on 08-21-2014

[QUOTE=icha;14874102]canelo looked like a novice [B]to you[/B] and still lara didnt do enough to win in the eyes of must boxing fans and media... :bottle::bottle:[/QUOTE]canelo looked like a novice to everyone and loss in the eyes of must boxing fans,…

Comment by BendOver on 08-21-2014

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;14874139]No. I did not know that. But I do know Canelo would stop him within 6-rounds if he didn't move similar to Lara if they were to fight.[/QUOTE]do you know that ginger ain't stopping nobody his size?

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 08-21-2014

Lara needs to fight another runner. He's one of the most boring fighters in the game right now. Just fought scared on the biggest stage of his career. Makes any great match up boring.

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