GLENDALE — Lately, Vito Gasparyan's career had been characterized by long layoffs between fights and controversial judging that the light middleweight prospect felt robbed him of victories the last two times he did step between the ropes.
Now, with a freshly-inked contract with Don King Promotions in hand and a long-awaited victory under his belt, Gasparyan hopes those days of inactivity and frustration are behind him.
"Everything is going great for me, I couldn't wait to get in the ring and do my thing," said Glendale's Gasparyan, who did just that for the first time since November 2009 and won for the first time since December 2008 at the King-promoted Gateway to Glory in St. Louis on Saturday night. "My first fight with Don King Promotions. …I was really happy about it."