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Vanes Martirosyan To Return on April 6 Card in Macau

By Rick Reeno

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has confirmed that junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan (32-0-1, 20KOs) will return on April 6th on the undercard of the big event being planned on April 6th in Macau. The main event will feature the pro debut of Olympic gold medal winner Zou Shiming, who recently signed a contract with Top Rank. BoxingScene reported last week that super bantamweight contender Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. will see action on the card, and Brian Viloria will defend his WBA/WBO flyweight belts against Juan Estrada.

Vanes will likely face Javier Maciel of Argentina (24-2, 17KOs).

There have been some discussions with K2 Promotions, confirms Top Rank VP Carl Moretti, about possibly matching Vanes against WBO champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (28-1, 20KOs), who plans to make a March title defense in Eastern Europe.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zyzz on 02-05-2013

Never heard of the opponent and I'm on a boxing site, I guess this event isn't made with an intent to reach audience in usa

Comment by bigcursedawg on 02-05-2013

WOW. Marciel is a game fighter. I thought that they would've found some bum who just lost everything in one of the casinos.

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 02-05-2013

Vanes is a completely overrated waste of time. He is the classic big talking underachiever.

Comment by NeagzMcBoom on 02-05-2013

Nice play by Arum

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 02-05-2013

The main event is going to be a two time Olympic gold medalist pro debut? So a cream of the crop amateur vs a greenhorn. Even if the lucky sacrifice has an amateur background it won't compare to Shiming's. To…

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