Southern California promoter Dan Goossen told me that his newest charge, former US Olympian, Vanes Martirosyan was supposed to make a statement in his debut under Goossen Tutor promotional banner. Ten round super welterweight showdown between Glendale’s Martirosyan (34-1-1,21 KO’S) and tough as nails Mexican Mario Lozano(27-5,20KO’S) who has never been knocked out made that statement according to Goossen. An action paced fight headlined a night of professional boxing at the Morongo Resort and Casino and was televised by ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Twenty seven year old Martirosyan who is called “The Nightmare “dominated the fight from start to finish and scored a knock down in the second stanza, but could not close the show early and had to settle for a lopsided unanimous decision.
All three judges scored the fight the same 1000-89
Vanes Martirosyan came out firing on all cylinders landing crisp powerful combinations and busting up the face of his opponent in the very first round. A picture perfect right hand deposited Mario Lozano on the canvas in the middle of the second stanza. Vicious uppercut snapped Lozano’s head back, but he survived the round. Vanes continued his high powered assault landing accurate right hands almost at will in the third stanza. Bloody and beat up, head snapping back repeatedly Lozano continued to fight back in the fourth. Despite being rocked repeatedly Lozano mounted a spirited attack in the 6th frame and got the crowd involved in the fight. Still, Lozano gotten a lot more than he gave. Vanes seemed a bit gassed in the seventh round which gave his opponent more opportunities, but he came back strong in the 8th looking for a knock out. Martirosyan continued his attack looking to close in spectacular fashion , but had to settle for a decision.
“I felt good, I felt strong in there, I wasn’t tired.I didn’t move around a lot,” said Martirosyan after the fight:” Better things are coming. It’s just a start of good things that yet to come.” Vanes praised his new trainer Joe Goossen.” We did this in three and a half weeks,” said Martirosyan.
Vanes’s younger brother Vatch Martirosyan has stolen the show in the final bout of the evening as he assaulted his over matched opponent Gustavo Lopez with a ferocity of a starving junk yard dog. Scheduled for four rounds welterweight extravaganza ended in the third stanza after Vetch scored two knock downs in the second and one more in the third. Referee Raul Cádiz Jr. stopped the massacre at 1:01 of the third stanza. Vatch Martirosyan improves to 3-0 with 2 knock outs. He is wild and exciting and he is the one to watch.
In the opening bout televised by ESPN Friday Night Fights lightweight from Washington DC , Antony Peterson (33-1,21 KO’S)dominated Marcos Jimenez (20-5,13 KO’S) over ten spirited rounds. Packed house at Morongo Resort and Casino in Cabazon , California applauded the action. All three judges scored the fight for Peterson : 100-90, 99-91, 98-92.
Anthony Peterson came out with mean intentions firing hard shots behind a stiff jab, going to the head and body while his opponent Marcos Jimenez was mostly content to cover up. Rounds two and three featured back and forth action. Peterson lost his mouth guard in the third and was a victim of a low blow. But he came back strong in the fourth ripping hooks to the body that began to pay dividends. Sixth stanza featured heated exchanges and just when it looked that Anthony Peterson was beginning to brake his opponent’s will, the warrior called El Tiger came back with return fire. Peterson continued his body assault all the way to the tenth and final stanza, but could not close the show.