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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 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 | 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 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 | August 23, 2012
When Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan signed on to fight Erislandy Lara in early August, he barely waited for the ink to dry on the contract before jumping headlong into training for the Cuban southpaw. Lara seemingly was considerably more deliberate in mulling over the proposition of engaging the Glendale resident in a final eliminator bout for the World Boxing Council junior middleweight title, as he didn't get around to signing on until the past weekend. But sign he did, finally making the biggest fight of Martirosyan's undefeated career a reality.
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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 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 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 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, 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 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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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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