By Tomi Pradarics
Russian promoter Aram Davtyan is planning a busy year for his top welterweight prospect, Gor Yeritsyan.
The 24-year-old Armenian fighter started this year with an impressive first-round demolition of Argentinian Maximiliano Leonel Scalzone that brought his record to 10-0 with nine of those victories coming by way of knockout.
Yeritsyan wasted no time storming his opponent out of the way after having dropped him twice in less than eighty seconds on a card promoted by Punch Boxing Promotions alongside with RCC Boxing Promotions in Estosadok, Russia in early February.
“The fight ended really quick, though the rival from Argentina was quite dangerous. Gor is just at a completely different level as a boxer, his boxing was much more superior and his opponent was so helpless he could not show anything,” told Aram Davtyan to BoxingScene.com about his protégé’s most recent ring appearance.
According to the Moscow-based promoter, the plan is to keep Yeritsyan active throughout this year while the massive ring performances of the Armenian pugilist could very well culminate in the improvement of the level of opposition for him in the future.
“Gor has already achieved his first knockout this year, we plan to have three or four more fights this year for him, but it all depends on the level of opposition that we will have.”
Yeritsyan won his first strap in the form of the WBO Youth title last December with a second-round technical knockout over Alvin Lagumbay, a belt he since vacated as he turned 24 only days after the fight.
Thanks to his eye-catching performances still early in his career, the unbeaten Armenian has already been rated No. 66 at welterweight on the computerized ranking of BoxRec. That, however, does not mean Yeritsyan’s route to the top will get shortened.
“He is only 24 years old, he is ranked quite high at BoxRec, but we did not set the task to rise in the rating as soon as possible, everything has its time, we are not hurrying,” stated Davtyan.
Instead, plans are to invest time in bringing fighters with different fighting styles and skills in order to give the young prospect quality experiences before he takes on a genuine contender.
“The main task for this year is to gain experience and be ready for fights with boxers with different styles,” spoke Yeritsyan to BoxingScene.com about the plan.
“I have to be ready for any opponent. My team will pick some serious and different opponents and we will keep improving.”
The exact date of Yeritsyan’s scheduled return will get discussed and announced in the coming weeks.
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