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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 30, 2011
Though he was undoubtedly anxious to return to his newborn son in Glendale, Vanes 'Nightmare” Martirosyan seemed resigned to take the full time allotted to dispatch his opponent Saturday night. In his first fight action since June, the unbeaten light middleweight and World Boxing Council Silver light middleweight champion went the full 10 rounds with Richard Gutierrez in a non-title bout at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Okla. to secure a unanimous decision victory and improve to 31-0.
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May 30, 2005
Grant Gordon The maturation of up-and-coming super welterweight boxer Vanes Martirosyan continued Saturday night in magnificent fashion. Martirosyan, a Glendale resident, was dominant en route to a first-round technical knockout of Jovanni Rubio, as referee David Mendoza called a stop to the fight just two minutes and 38 seconds into the bout. The scheduled four-round bout, which saw Martirosyan improve to 2-0 with his first career knockout, was part of a non-televised undercard of the Top Rank Boxing Julio Cesar Chavez-Ivan Robinson Showtime pay-per-view at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | November 1, 2011
Though he was undoubtedly anxious to return to his newborn son in Glendale, Vanes 'Nightmare" Martirosyan seemed resigned to take the full time allotted to dispatch his opponent Saturday night. In his first fight action since June, the unbeaten light middleweight and World Boxing Council Silver light middleweight champion went the full 10 rounds with Richard Gutierrez in a non-title bout at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Okla. to secure a unanimous decision victory and improve to 31-0.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | June 14, 2013
There's an abundance of familiarity surrounding Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan's upcoming bout on Saturday night. Opposing him will be a familiar foe in Ryan Davis, an opponent Martirosyan was previously scheduled to fight a year ago. And once more, Martirosyan finds himself in the familiar spot of competing in a fight that's far from the blockbuster bout he desires. “We want bigger fights,” Martirosyan said. “This is just a fight to keep me busy.” Glendale's Martirosyan will get busy to the tune of a 10-round super welterweight fight against Davis on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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By Gabriel Rizk | February 6, 2009
GLENDALE ? Two bouts featuring prominent Armenian-born fighters are expected to draw a large crowd from Glendale to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for a day of boxing that will include a 12-round junior middleweight contest for Glendale?s own Vanes ?Nightmare? Martirosyan and will be capped by a 12-round main-event title defense for super flyweight Vic Darchinyan at 7 p.m. First bell will be at 3:30 p.m. Martirosyan will face Billy Lyell in a bid to improve on his record of 22-0 with 14 knockouts, the last of which came in just 80 seconds against Charles Howe on Nov. 1, 2008.
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From Staff Reports | May 21, 2013
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. TRIO OF GLENDALE BOXERS RETURN TO RING Undefeated former Olympian Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan is scheduled to make his awaited return to the boxing ring, while up-and-coming Glendale Fighting Club boxers Art “Lionheart” Hovhanissyan and Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan are set for separate bouts on ESPN2. Though an opponent has yet to be announced, Glendale's Martirosyan, as verified by comments from his own camp and Boxrec.com, is slated to fight on June 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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By Gabriel Rizk | June 26, 2009
GLENDALE ? In order to reach the next plateau of his career ? a title shot in the light middleweight division ? Vanes ?Nightmare? Martirosyan will have to face some bigger tests this year. Saturday?s 10-round bout against Andrey Tsurkan at Top Rank Promotions? Latin Fury 9, which will be televised live at 6 p.m. on pay-per-view from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., certainly qualifies as one of the toughest challenges, if not the greatest yet, the unbeaten Glendale resident has faced in a professional career that began in 2004.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 7, 2014
Not long into the aftermath of his one-sided decision victory over Mario Alberto Lozano on March 21, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan is already poised to return to the boxing ring. On Monday, it was announced by Goossen Tutor Promotions that Glendale's Martirosyan will return to action on May 10 at USC's Galen Center to face a to-be-announced opponent. The May 10 bout will be the second for Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21 knockouts) under the banner of promoter Dan Goossen and under the guise of trainer Joe Goossen.
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By Gabriel Rizk, Special to the News-Press | March 21, 2014
CABAZON - With 36 pro fights to his name, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan is no rookie. And while the 27-year-old Glendale resident, who's been fighting at the pro level since 2005, may be too established in his ways to ever reinvent himself completely, he's wholeheartedly embraced a theme of career rebirth. “There's a lot of things we're working on; it's a learning process,” Martirosyan said after battering Mario Alberto Lozano for 10 rounds en route to a unanimous decision to claim the vacant World Boxing Organization Intercontinental light middleweight title Friday night at Morongo Casino and Resort in Cabazon.
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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 | November 24, 2013
Sevak “Silverback” Magakian had to be carried out of the Hollywood Park and Casino late Saturday night after his mixed-martial-arts fight. But as cornermen Karen Darabedyan and Roma Kalentaryan carried him out, Magakian had a victorious smile across his face. Very much a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest, Magakian prevailed in Lights Out Promotions' “Chaos at the Casino 3” main event, earning a very hard-fought unanimous decision over Chris Saunders in their three-round lightweight bout.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 9, 2013
Ahead of his long-waited and first-ever world championship opportunity, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan said he would pressure opponent Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. Pressure might have been the game plan, but it was Andrade who dictated the tempo as the far more active fighter on Saturday night, pumping his right jab and using his range and activity to take a split decision over Glendale's Martirosyan at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. as part of an “HBO Boxing” triple header.
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By Grant Gordon | November 8, 2013
A day ahead of their respective blockbuster bouts Saturday on HBO in Corpus Christi, Texas, both Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan and Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan made weight, but it didn't go without incident, at least not in the case of Martirosyan and opponent Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. During the obligatory stare down after Glendale's Martirosyan and Andrade hit weight, the two exchanged in a heated confrontation. After Martirosyan, who trains at the Wild Card Boxing Club and Main Event Gym in Glendale, weighed in and went to face off with Andrade, Andrade stepped in and pressed his nose to Martirosyan's.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 6, 2013
In an unbeaten career now 34 bouts, 160 rounds and more than eight years old, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan has finally arrived upon the doorstep of claiming championship glory he believes he so richly deserves. With a long list of titles won and battered opponents beaten behind him, Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan isn't looking to fulfill any new championship quests at the moment, but rather to settle an old score. On Saturday night, live on HBO and emanating from the American Bank Center in Corpus Chris, Tex., Martirosyan will look to fulfill championship dreams a career in the making, while fellow countryman Darchinyan will look to gain revenge six years in the waiting.
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By Kylie Krabbe, Special to the Glendale News-Press | November 2, 2013
It's rare that anyone says it is difficult being a prodigy, but it most assuredly can be. Anyone who has made the United States Olympics boxing team is arguably a prodigy. So that would apply to both Glendale's Vanes Martirosyan, a U.S. Olympian in 2004, and Demetrius Andrade, a U.S. Olympian in 2008, who are set to battle for the World Boxing Organization light middleweight (154 pounds) world championship on Saturday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Tex. Thus, though Martirosyan has compiled a 33-0-1 record with 21 knockouts, his progress has been questioned, despite him continuously clamoring for bigger bouts and title shots.
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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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