Boxing: Vanes Martirosyan scores big stopping Roman in seven
June 5 2011

Vanes Martirosyan scores big stopping Roman in seven
-June 5th, 2011 7:34 am MT

Glendale’s, unbeaten, super welterweight, Vanes Martirosyan scored a
come from behind spectacular knock out over tough Mexican veteran,
Saul Roman in a WBC super welter title eliminator in front of raucous
crowd at the Staples Center in Los Angles on Saturday night. Twenty
five year old Martirosyan (30-0,19KO’S) is now a mandatory challenger
to a WBC light middleweight title and is in line to face a winner of
Saul Alvarez versus Rhodes, a title fight scheduled to take place in
Mexico on June 18th. Hoping to face Alvarez next Martirosyan said:’ I
wish him the best on the fight. I hope he steps up and be a man and
fights me.’

With intent look in his eyes Martirosyan got down to business landing
wright hand that snapped his opponents back right from the start.
Attacking without caution Vanes ran into a left hook that put him on
the canvas. ‘It was just a flash knock down,’ explained Martirosyan
after the fight:’ His punches were strong but not strong enough to
hurt me.’ Martirosyan beat the count and continued to attack, may be a
bit to anxious to look good.

Inspired by his knock down Roman went on the offence in the second,
but he was met with heavy leather from his opponent. It was more of a
tactical third round as both fighters settled into a rhythm. Both guys
did some good work in the fourth; Saul Roman controlling the action
early and Vanes landing some big bombs late. Martirosyan hurt Roman in
the fifth but backed off for some reason and not finished the job.
Roman came out firing on all cylinders and pressed his undefeated
opponent for over a minute in the sixth stanza. Vanes came back a
little but not enough to win the round.’ Round four, I started to pick
him apart,’ said Martirosyan:’ In round six I let him do his thing and
in round seven I did what I had to do.’ What he had to do is score a
knock out.

After enduring an early onslaught that had Vanes in a lot of trouble,
the Armenian boxer landed a one two combo twice that dropped Roman on
the deck. Roman got up and got assaulted by Martirosyan, with no
punches being returned referee ended the night at the 2:55 mark of
round seven. `I caught him with a good punch,’ said Martirosyan:’ I
knew I had to win big and that’s what I did.’

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