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July 23, 2005
Grant Gordon Glendale's own Vanes Martirosyan suffered a setback of sorts and it came without even setting foot in a boxing ring. "The Nightmare," as the former Olympic boxer and Glendale resident is known, was set to fight his third professional fight on the undercard of the July 30 "Million-Dollar Lady" pay-per-view card, but it was cancelled earlier this week. Lucia Rijker, the co-star of the film "Million-Dollar Baby" was set to fight in the main event against Kristy Martin.
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By Gabriel Rizk | June 4, 2010
GLENDALE — Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan and "Mean" Joe Greene hail from opposite coasts, but hardly come from different worlds and the two undefeated junior middleweight contenders, both 24, have a lot more in common than meets the eye. Martirosyan, who fights out of Glendale by way of Yerevan, Armenia, and Greene, a Brooklyn, N.Y. native who fights out of Jamaica, Queens, carved out identical paths toward promising professional careers by...
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By Gabriel Rizk | May 18, 2009
GLENDALE ? When Vanes ?Nightmare? Martirosyan?s scheduled opponent, Juan Astorga, pulled out of Saturday night?s 10-round clash just days before the bout, the Glendale super welterweight prospect didn?t bat an eye. Instead, he simply battered Astorga?s short-notice replacement, Harrison Cuello, for all of 2:13 of the first round before winning via technical knockout at Buffalo Bill?s Resort and Casino in Primm, Nev. to improve his perfect record to 24-0 with his 15th knock- out. ?
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | June 15, 2013
Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan touched down in Texas on Wednesday, returned to the boxing ring Saturday and five minutes and change of ring time later, he had impressively taken care of business just as many had predicted and he had promised. Martirosyan, ranked fifth in the world by The Ring Magazine, overwhelmed Ryan Davis on Saturday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, stopping the journeyman via technical knockout at the 2:01 mark of the second round in their super welterweight bout.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 7, 2012
Vanes Martirosyan was ready to head to Texas looking for a fight. Now the fight will come to him. In a development first publicized on his Twitter feed on Thursday, Martirosyan's upcoming 10-round fight against Ryan Davis (24-9-3, nine knockouts) will no longer be held June 16 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso as originally planned. Instead, Martirosyan (32-0, 20 KOs) will fight on July 7 mere miles from his hometown and current residence of Glendale at the Home Depot Center in Carson on the HBO "Boxing After Dark" undercard of the super bantamweight title unification bout between Nonito Donaire and Jeffrey Mathebula.
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By Gabriel Rizk | March 5, 2009
GLENDALE — While moving forward in his ascent of the 154-pound division, super welterweight prospect Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan is coming back to the place where his professional career started. In mid-February, the 22-year old former Olympian made the decision to break with Houston-based trainer Ronnie Shields and return to his hometown of Glendale. He has already resumed training with World Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at Roach’s Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood and could be back in the ring as early as April.
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By Grant Gordon | May 27, 2010
"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 W ithin 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.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | September 21, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. MARTIROSYAN NEW OWNER OF LOCAL GYM Undefeated junior middleweight boxer Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan is days away from leaving for the Philippines to join Manny Pacquiao 's training camp as a sparring partner for the current champ in preparation for his October fight with Antonio Margarito . Paquiao and the 28-0 Martirosyan both train at...
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By Gabriel Rizk | December 20, 2009
GLENDALE —Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan has scored impressive knockouts and dominated opponents with regularity over the last four-plus years, but what the Glendale-based welterweight did to Willie Lee on Saturday night at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio came with an extra reward — two of them, to be exact. Martirosyan scored a third-round technical-knockout win over Lee to capture the North American Boxing Federation and North American Boxing Organization super welterweight titles, the first of his professional career, which has seen him amass an unbeaten record of 26-0 with 17 knockouts since debuting in April, 2005.
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By: Grant Gordon | September 12, 2005
Rising super welterweight star Vanes Martirosyan incurred his toughest professional test to date on Saturday night, but still prevailed in overwhelming fashion. The Glendale resident and former U.S. Olympian out-boxed and out-punched Gerardo Prieto at Staples Center en route to a unanimous six-round decision. Martirosyan (3-0, 1 KO), a native of Armenia, pitched a shutout on all three scorecards, out-pointing Prieto (4-3-1) by a 60-54 margin on all three ringside judges' accounts.
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By Gabriel Rizk, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 19, 2014
By the time he first got his new client in the gym, trainer Joe Goossen only had three weeks to get Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan ready for Friday night's title fight against Mario Alberto Lozano. Yet Goossen never had a sense the training camp was running behind schedule. "We accomplished a lot in that three weeks and the reason we were able to accomplish so much is because Vanes came to me in very good condition," Goossen said. "I think he had dedicated himself to getting physically fit to be ready to go fight and he spent a lot of time in the gym doing a lot of running, swimming and physical training outside the gym. It would have been much different if he were not working before he came to me, but because he was, it made the transition very easy.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | March 12, 2014
VAN NUYS - Sitting on a chair, just outside his new “home,” Vanes Martirosyan reflected on his past, his dedication to boxing and his future as a possible champion. Seven times while sitting down and answering questions from reporters during Tuesday's media session at Ten Goose Boxing Gym, the Glendale resident talked about giving “100%.” He mentioned his stint with Top Rank Promotions, which included 32 consecutive wins that started his career, but ended shortly after Demetrius Andrade handed Martirosyan a decision loss in November in the local's first-ever world championship opportunity.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | June 15, 2013
Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan touched down in Texas on Wednesday, returned to the boxing ring Saturday and five minutes and change of ring time later, he had impressively taken care of business just as many had predicted and he had promised. Martirosyan, ranked fifth in the world by The Ring Magazine, overwhelmed Ryan Davis on Saturday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, stopping the journeyman via technical knockout at the 2:01 mark of the second round in their super welterweight bout.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | July 7, 2012
In the aftermath of the abrupt cancellation of his fight against Ryan Davis Friday night, local junior middleweight contender Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan may not be without a next fight for long. And if all goes according to plan, it will be for bigger stakes and against a much more significant opponent than the lightly regarded Davis, who was scratched from Saturday's card at the Home Depot Center after failing to clear a medical evaluation. According to his uncle and manager, Serge Martirosyan, the unbeaten Glendale native is now waiting on a response from Erislandy Lara as to whether Lara will accept the light middleweight final eliminator bout recently ordered by the World Boxing Council.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 7, 2012
Vanes Martirosyan was ready to head to Texas looking for a fight. Now the fight will come to him. In a development first publicized on his Twitter feed on Thursday, Martirosyan's upcoming 10-round fight against Ryan Davis (24-9-3, nine knockouts) will no longer be held June 16 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso as originally planned. Instead, Martirosyan (32-0, 20 KOs) will fight on July 7 mere miles from his hometown and current residence of Glendale at the Home Depot Center in Carson on the HBO "Boxing After Dark" undercard of the super bantamweight title unification bout between Nonito Donaire and Jeffrey Mathebula.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 2, 2012
Vanes Martirosyan's next opponent was unveiled recently, but once again it was who the Glendale-based light middleweight isn't going to fight that has dominated story lines. Martirosyan has agreed to fight Ryan Davis, but only after his camp turned down a proposed World Boxing Council light middleweight title eliminator bout in early May against Erislandy Lara that effectively ends Martirosyan's protracted pursuit of a world title through the WBC for the foreseeable future. "It's frustrating because we were OK with the Lara fight, it's just that [the WBC doesn't]
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | February 2, 2012
Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan's world title chase is in a holding pattern at the moment, which finds him ready to take on his second relatively unknown down-on-their-luck opponent in a row simply in order to avoid ring rust in the event a big fight materializes. Martirosyan (31-0, 19 knockouts) will put his World Boxing Council Silver light middleweight title on the line in a 10-round bout against 41-year old Troy Lowry (28-11, 17 KOs), a man 16 years his senior, as part of the undercard of Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.'s WBC middleweight title defense against Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 16, 2012
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. NIGHTMARE, GHOST RETURN TO RING Undefeated Glendale boxer Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan 's rise to blockbuster fights and title bouts seems to be yet again going slower than hoped for, as Martirosyan is scheduled to fight Troy Lowry on the undercard of an HBO World Championship Boxing event that will feature titlists Julio Cesar Chavez Jr....
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From News-Press, Staff Reports | November 16, 2011
MARTIROSYAN COULD FIGHT COTTO With rumors swirling around the boxing world that a much-hyped rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito could be called off, undefeated Glendale boxer Vanes Martirosyan's name has surfaced as a possible replacement for Margarito, according to multiple boxing websites. "Getting someone to step in and replace Margarito on short notice will be much easier than thought. Two names instantly stand out, those being Vanes Martirosyan and Pawel Wolak . Both are in shape," Jack Hirsch wrote on boxingnewsonline.net.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 28, 2011
After starting off the week with a joyous personal milestone - the birth of his first child - Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan will look to finish it off with a professional one, his 31st victory in the ring. Martirosyan (30-0, 19 knockouts) and his girlfriend welcomed son Andrew into the world on Monday, five days before he is to face Richard Gutierrez (26-7-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-round light middleweight bout at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Okla. tonight. "It's a big week," said Martirosyan, who will be returning to action for the first time in nearly five months.
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