"Vanes is such a hard worker. He's just a baby now, he's only 19, but we're getting there a little bit every day." — Freddie Roach on Vanes Martirosyan after the latter's second pro fight
Within the bowels of the Staples Center, inside the confines of the Chick Hearn Media Room, Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan stepped onto center stage.
Shouldered by trainer Freddie Roach and Top Rank Promoter Lee Samuels, Martirosyan was the centerpiece of a press conference on the undercard of an event headlined by Julio Cesar Chavez as a part of his farewell tour.
As this press conference came to be, the mass of media milling around picking at complimentary snacks and hobnobbing within their own cliques as they often do during the undercard, they all briefly looked up at this teenage fighter wondering who he was as the impromptu interview began taking place.
It consisted of one writer asking every question as this promising 19-year-old boxer seemed to only be of interest to one representative of his hometown paper.