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.
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.