USA Olympian Vanes 'Nightmare' Martirosyan, a hard-hitting super welterweight, will box on Top Rank's big fight card which will feature three-time world champion Erik 'El Terrible' Morales and former world champion Manny Pacquaio at the STAPLES Center on Saturday, Sept. 10.Martirosyan, handled by Shelly Finkel and trained by Freddie Roach, is from Glendale, Calif. Martirosyan is 2-0-0 as a pro and lives and trains in Glendale, Calif.
"I was born in Abozyan, Armenia," said Vanes. "My Dad was an amateur boxer and I guess he saw it in me too. He said I had a lot of energy because I was always running around the house. He took me to a local boxing gym and at the age of seven I began to box. I wound up with 130 amateur fights and won 120 of those.
"I speak Armenia, of course, English and I know a little Spanish. I can pronounce some words in Russian too," he said.
Martiroysan will be at the Top Rank press conference on Wednesday. Morales and Zahir Raheem will be at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Rodeo Room, at 11:30 a.m. to discuss their upcoming bout at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
FIGHT NOTEBOOK - Raheem, handled by Cameron Dunkin, is trained by Don House who works with Kid Diamond and Steven Luevano at the new 'House of Champions' gym on Flamingo in Las Vegas....House will be at the Wednesday press conference. He will outline a blueprint for Raheem to take on Morales.