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Undefeated rising junior middleweight prospect Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17 KOs) has received word that he will begin sparring with Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao next week. “I just got the phone call and I can’t wait to get in there with Manny,” said an excited Martirosyan. Martirosyan recently said that he will be the first to collect the $1000 bounty for knocking Pacquiao down. He looks forward to the challenge of sparring with Pacquiao which will not only help the Filipino superstar get ready for his fight with Antonio Margarito but it will also help Martirosyan get ready for his next fight which is tentatively set for December 18th.
“These so called champs won’t fight me but at least I get to spar with the best fighter out there. I will give him all he can handle,” Martirosyan stated from his hometown of Glendale, CA.
The Armenia born and southern California raised Martirosyan has waited patiently on the side lines since his one sided decision victory over Joe Greene last June. The Armenian was naturally disappointed when a potential fight with Miguel Cotto fell through after the Puerto Rican champion decided to sit the rest of the year out.
Pawel Wolak has been mentioned as his next opponent but so far there has been no indication he wants to face the fighter known as The Nightmare.
“I have been calling for a big fight but more than anything I want to stay busy,” he shared. “Hopefully somebody has the balls to fight me this year and after that fight I can fight the winner of some of these big fights coming up like Paul Williams versus Sergio Martinez.”