31 Facts About Vanes Martirosyan


Vanes Norikovich Martirosyan is an Armenian-American former professional boxer who competed from 2005 to 2018.


Vanes Martirosyan challenged twice for a light middleweight world title in 2013 and 2016, and once for a unified middleweight world title in 2018.


Vanes Martirosyan has two brothers, one older and one younger, and a sister.


Vanes Martirosyan's family moved to Glendale, California when he was four years old.


Vanes Martirosyan started boxing when he was seven after his father found out there was a gym in Glendale.


Vanes Martirosyan was taken out of junior high school by his father and became home-schooled once it had become clear that he needed to keep his son's fighting confined to the ring.


Vanes Martirosyan was an eight-time National Champion and a Golden Gloves Champion.


In 2004, after winning a match against Haiti's Andre Berto in the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico, Vanes Martirosyan secured a spot in the US Olympic Team.


Vanes Martirosyan represented the United States at the 2004 Olympics as a Welterweight at age 18.


Vanes Martirosyan was on the same Olympic team as Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell.


Notable boxers Vanes Martirosyan defeated as an amateur include Austin Trout, Andre Berto, and Timothy Bradley.


Vanes Martirosyan finished his amateur career with 120 wins and 10 losses.


At the age of 20, Vanes Martirosyan turned professional at 154 pounds with Bob Arum's promotional company Top Rank.


Vanes Martirosyan is co-managed by Shelly Finkel, who manages and advises world champions such as Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, Manny Pacquiao, among others.


Vanes Martirosyan was trained by Freddie Roach, who was voted 2003 and 2006 Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America.


Vanes Martirosyan has worked with Ronnie Shields, winning his first fight under Shields's tutelage when he knocked out Dan Wallace in one round.


Vanes Martirosyan subsequently scored a shutout unanimous decision over Clarence Taylor, and recorded wins against Billy Lyell, Harrison Cuello, Andrey Tsurkan and Willie Lee.


Vanes Martirosyan was scheduled to make his HBO debut on June 5,2010 in Yankee Stadium on the Miguel Cotto vs Yuri Foreman undercard.


Vanes Martirosyan's opponent was fellow undefeated prospect Joe Greene.


Vanes Martirosyan handed Greene the first loss of his career by way of unanimous decision.


On March 19,2011 Vanes Martirosyan made his next appearance in the ring at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.


Vanes Martirosyan got an easy win over Mexican Bladimir Hernandez by way of KO in the second round.


Vanes Martirosyan's next fight was against veteran Saul Roman in a WBC semi-final title eliminator for the vacant WBC Silver Light Middleweight Championship.


Vanes Martirosyan dominated from start to finish and won a ten-round unanimous decision.


Vanes Martirosyan fought veteran Troy Lowry on the Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.


Vanes Martirosyan knocked Lowry down in the first round and stopping him in the third to retain his WBC Silver title.


On November 9,2013 Vanes Martirosyan was defeated on a split decision by Demetrius Andrade who on that day became a winner of the World Boxing Organization title.


On February 17,2015 Showtime announced that Vanes Martirosyan would appear on a doubleheader at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on March 28 against Jermell Charlo.


Vanes Martirosyan got outboxed by Lara, and lost the fight via unanimous decision.


On May 5,2018 Vanes Martirosyan fought unified Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin at the StubHub Center in Carson, California after he was chosen as the late replacement for Canelo Alvarez when Canelo withdrew from the much anticipated Cinco De Mayo rematch in the wake of his failed drug tests for Clenbuterol.


Vanes Martirosyan caught me a few times in the first round.