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Vanes Martirosyan Becomes Mandatory To Dzinzurik

Over the past two years undefeated junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17 KOs) has called out some of boxing's biggest names to no avail. While those efforts have been unsuccessful, his efforts in the ring have earned him the #1 spot in the latest rankings put out by the WBO.

It appears that WBO junior middleweight champion Sergei Dzinzurik will move up to middleweight in March to face Sergio Martinez. Team Martirosyan hopes the Ukrainian fighter will honor the WBO's rankings and grant Martirosyan a fight immediately after the Martinez bout.

Martirosyan who is based out of Glendale, Calfornia, is looking to return to the ring next month and is patiently waiting for the title shot he has been craving.

"I'm ranked #1 in the world by the WBO, #6 by the WBC, and #4 by the IBF and WBA.  After my next fight I am confident my title shot will come soon," he said.  "Dzinzurik is a great champion. I am sure he will honor his mandatory  and give me a crack at his belt."

An announcement on Martirosyan's next fight will come shortly.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Walt Liquor on 01-06-2011

I'm ready for this fight. Someone at 154 fight someone!!!! $TU#(@^U#@^*(P #&Y$!*()F^&Y^%(P^&_^$%_)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Al_Jones718 on 01-06-2011

this sucks for martinez, because if dzinzurik is moving up in weight and his title isnt on the line, martinez is basicaly fighting for a check, and not unifying any belts; unless im mistaken. i just think as a champion,…

Comment by Sweet Jesus on 01-06-2011

[quote=DWiens421;9913499]I guess the WBO belt is getting dropped... I think Dzinziruk would sooner go for Martinez rather than fight Vanes.[/quote] Read the article.

Comment by MoneyLarry on 01-06-2011

Vanes Martirosyan now back up that talk ya dig

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-06-2011

if he beats martinez he would beat vanes easy lol not going to happen martinez ko this guy easy

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