Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Vanes: Mexicans are Warriors, But Canelo is Protected!

By Ryan Burton

Junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan (32-0) is days away from his HBO televised WBC eliminator fight against Erislandy Lara. The winner will become the mandatory challenger to the champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

In a recent video interview on BoxingScene, WBC president Jose Suliaman said that Alvarez would have to face the Martirosyan-Lara winner in early 2013. The WBC recently modified its stance and said that Canelo will be granted an optional defense before facing his mandatory.

Martirosyan appeared on this week's edition of Boxingscene's official audio show, The Boxing Lab and said that anything the WBC says doesn't surprise him and that he is concentrating on Lara. 

"I don't know if I will get him (Alvarez) after this fight but I am just concentrating on this fight. I am just worrying about Lara's ribs and his chin," Martirosyan told The Boxing Lab.  

The 2004 US Olympian bashed Lara in the past but admits that he is a good fighter and that a win over the Cuban will prepare him for any of the other top junior middleweight fighters.

"I think me and Lara are the best young guys in the division. After this fight I think I am ready for anyone.  Nobody really wanted to fight us and after this I think the sky is the limit," Martirosyan opined.

The Armenian fighter also gave his opinion on Alvarez and was critical of the Mexican's recent run of opponents. Martirosyan has a lot of respect for Mexican fighters but doesn't feel that Alvarez lives up to the "Warrior" label that has been applied to many Mexican fighters.  

"To be honest I don't think he's a real Mexican fighter. Mexicans are warriors and he's protected. Everyone sees that.  He doesn't fight the top guys and fights guys from lower weight classes. I have a lot of respect for Mexican fighters but Canelo doesn't fight any of the top guys," stated Martirosyan.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/3862855

Send questions or comments to ringsidewriter@gmail.com Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bierstadt on 11-09-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12677921]Sooo this whole time he was pretty much quiet but 2 days out he starts talking smack... And about Canelo. He's getting nervous and he's gonna get his ass handed to him.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=mathed;12680188]The guy is worried about his next fight…

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 11-09-2012

I would be surprised if Vanes wins this fight even though I'm not completely sold on Lara. I think Lara is one of the best in the division, but it's to much ironing out that still needs to be done…

Comment by mathed on 11-09-2012

The guy is worried about his next fight talking about a "protected" boxer that would stomp a mud hole in his face. He should be worried about Lara instead he is running his mouth again even though yesterday he said…

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-09-2012

Alvarez IS the most protected boxer of MX descent, how embarrassing for him and I pick Lara this weekend he will not box Alvarez...GBP/WBC will find a way out 4 him...

Comment by DAN916 on 11-09-2012

[QUOTE=Boxing Bob;12678664]Absolutely right! But Oscar and GBP have no faith in Canelo. If they did he would have fought at least one credible contender by now. Canelo looks decent but GBP isn't going to match him tough unless it's for…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (47)
Top Headlines Tony Harrison vs. Jarrett Hurd - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Dominic Breazeale Knocks Out Izu Ugonoh in Dramatic Fight Wilder vs. Washington - CompuBox Historical Review Photos: Maurice Hooker Dominates Cristobal Cruz in Mexico Gavin McDonnell: Rey Vargas Beat Me Fair and Square Rey Vargas Decisions Gavin McDonnell, Captures WBC Title Luke Campbell - Drops, Stops and Dominates Jairo Lopez Photos: Andy Vences Open Workout From The SNAC Gym Cody Crowley talks sparring with Mayweather, homecoming bout Tommy Coyle Drills Rakeem Noble in Three Rounds De La Hoya: Chavez Being Overweight Would Be a Slap in The Face Wilder: Fans Not Worried About Klitschko, They Want Me vs. Joshua Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch in September? Gavin McDonnell vs. Rey Vargas - LIVE Results Breazeale: Ugonoh 'Has to Pay' for My Loss to Anthony Joshua Photos: Eleider Alvarez Blasts Out Lucian Bute in Five Rounds Chavez Jr: My Passion For Boxing is Back, I'm Doing Things Right Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington: Pre-Fight Report Card Mayweather: Only One Fight That's Important - Me vs. McGregor! Daily Bread Mailbag: Pacquiao-Khan, Broner, Ward, Spence-Brook Gavin McDonnell is Confident That He Will Stun Rey Vargas Bellew: Haye Carries The Sport in Bad Way - a Disgrace To Boxing! Joshua Believes He Will KO Klitschko, Hopes Ref Doesn't Stop It Izu Ugonoh is Unlike Any Polish Heavyweight You've Ever Seen De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor is a Disrespect To Boxing! Chavez Sr: The Bet Between My Son and Canelo is Now OFF! Bute: Alvarez Caught Me With a Good Punch, He Deserved To Win Should More Fighters Bet Their Purse? Saul Rodriguez: I'm Pretty Happy With My Performance Rodriguez KO's Narvaez: Antonio Vargas, Teofimo Lopez Win Canelo: Chavez Jr. Did Not Take Advantage of Being Chavez's Son Justin DeLoach KO's Pearson: Saul Rodriguez Survives Big Scare Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles Eleider Alvarez Stops Lucian Bute in Five, Earns Stevenson Shot Kavaliauskas Will Return on Lomachenko vs. Sosa Card Deontay Wilder: Titles Aside - I'm The Man To Beat at Heavyweight! Thurman on Angel: Boxing Doesn't Have Time for That Clown Act Glazkov is Planning To Return To The Ring in The Summer Jay Harris Outpoints Essomba, Wins Commonwealth Gold Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Klara Svensson To Retain Belts
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement