Vanes: I'll Test Golovkin's Chin, Not Run Like a 'Bad Steak' Guy!

Junior middleweight Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) has promised to upset the odds on May 5th, when he challenges WBC, IBF, IBO, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs).

Their contest was set less than a week ago, for May 5th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Vanes replaces Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who was suspended for six months after testing positive for clenbuterol.

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Vanes is promising to fight Golovkin in toe to toe action.

He doesn't plan to fight in a manner like Canelo, who used a lot of movement in last September's controversial twelve round split draw with Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

"I'm not afraid of Gennady.  I'm psyched to fight him.  This is why I became a fighter.  I'm not the only one taking this fight on short notice.  Everyone has a soft spot.  I'll find his.  I have no fear.  We are going to war -- Mexican Style.  Two trains colliding.  We both love the Mexican Style of fighting.  We're both hard headed and heavy handed.  To me, it's not a real fight without a lot of Mexican fans.  I'm not fighting to survive.  I'll be fighting to win," Vanes said.

"I don't run like the guy who pretended to eat a bad steak.  Let's see how Gennady reacts to a fighter who doesn't move away after being hit.  Gennady's chin hasn't been tested the way I'd like to test it."

Vanes explains that at one point, several years ago, he was the mandatory challenger for one of Canelo's world titles at junior middleweight - and the Mexican boxer had little to no interest in fighting him.

That situation made him question the courage of Canelo, and he views him as an easier fight.

"Canelo is an easier fight than Gennady.  Gennady has a fan-friendly style.  Canelo ran from my mandatory challenge.  That says a lot about him.  That tells you everything about him," Vanes said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GFunk23 on 04-29-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18711408]yep boxing is all about match-making, and match-making is all about styles [U][I]Team Golovkin selection policy.....[/I][/U] Lara (mover/spoiler) - NOPE Mora (mover/spoiler) - NOPE Ward - (mover/spoiler) - NOPE Saunders (mover/spoiler) - NOPE Murray (available) - YEP Monroe (available) -…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=GFunk23;18710992]Yes I agree, but I also don’t believe he will end up going out on his shield. Vanes, his family and team have been in boxing a long time, [B][SIZE="4"]once Vanes feels that power and starts absorbing punishment, they will…

Comment by GFunk23 on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18707782]I have no respect for the fans who are thrilled to hear that Vanes has signaled that he will go out on his shield just what we needed..... we had a sh1t fight..... now we have a sh1t fight where…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 04-26-2018

"I'll Test Golovkin's Chin" So, he's predicting an early rounds KO loss IOW.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=GFunk23;18706232][B][SIZE="4"]Vanes is going back into retirement[/SIZE][/B] after this fight. Lil g is going to carry this cherry for a few rounds and then Vanes’ corner will stop it similar to Brook. [B][SIZE="4"]No respect for lil g for arranging this mismatch.[/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE]…

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