Martirosyan Vows To Give Golovkin a "Mexican Style" Fight

By Steve Kim

Despite the fact that neither middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin or Vanes Martirosyan are of Mexican descent, their fight this weekend at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, has been named 'Mexican Style'.

But Martirosyan, a late minute opponent said last week to the media - "They picked the right guy to put on a show, 'Mexican-style' fighting, Cinco De Mayo. There's no Mexican in there but it's going to feel like that."

The two boxers will collide in an HBO televised main event on Cinco De Mayo.

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Vanes promised ''come-forward fighting'' against the formidable Golovkin who has scored 33 knockouts in 38 professional bouts (37-0-1).

"My fights, my losses if you look at it, soon as they taste my power they start running and Gennady he has my respect. He comes to fight, I'm going to come to fight. It's going to answer a lot of questions about him and me and it's going to show where I belong in the sport," said Martirosyan, who has mark of 36-3-1(21 KO's).

"I always get frustrated chasing guys in the ring and I don't get to chase Golovkin. So it's going to be a fight. He's going to hit me, I'm going to hit him. We're going to bump for sure."

Despite the steep odds and having to move up in weight, Martirosyan insists - "I don't care, I'm going to stand in front of him. I'm not afraid to get hit and I've never really seen anyone stand in front of him and take his punches and give them back. As soon as they get him from him they try to get on defense and try to move away.

"We'll see what answers he has when he hits me and the guy is still in front of him, he's there and he's hitting him back."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheSlickster on 05-04-2018

[quote=lester tutor;18733696]vic darchinyan will come with his mexican football jersey and root for mexico![/quote] lmao!!!!!!!!

Comment by Introspective on 05-04-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18733771]Which bird is Vanes in the Angry Birds movie???[/QUOTE] Vanes is a descendant of an Armenian, aardvark human crossbred genetic experiment. Developed to search for truffles in rural locations. It has no natural enemy other then a pissed off kazahkian.

Comment by minemax on 05-04-2018

[QUOTE=Julia Slobberts;18735634]Don't forget about Buster Douglas beating Tyson, or Hasim Rahman beating Lennox Lewis. There's a reason the betting odds aren't infinite, bud![/QUOTE] Tyson was on drugs and had not been preparing for the fight. Lewis underestimated Rahman yes, but…

Comment by Julia Slobberts on 05-04-2018

[QUOTE=minemax;18735593]The only possible outcome is Golovkin stopping Martirosyan.[/QUOTE] Don't forget about Buster Douglas beating Tyson, or Hasim Rahman beating Lennox Lewis. There's a reason the betting odds aren't infinite, bud!

Comment by minemax on 05-04-2018

[QUOTE=Julia Slobberts;18735278]It's one [I]possible[/I] outcome![/QUOTE] The only possible outcome is Golovkin stopping Martirosyan.

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