Prospect Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan (31-0, 19KOs) will face journeyman Troy “TNT” Lowry (28-11, 17KOs) on the undercard of Top Rank’s “Welcome to the Future” fight card. The main event will feature a doubleheader with a WBC middleweight title bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31KOs) vs. Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46KOs) and Nonito Donaire (27-1, 18KOs) vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-1-1, 18KOs) in the junior featherweight division. The main event will air on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9pm central.
At the age of twenty-five, Martirosyan comes into this fight undefeated and ranked 9th in the world among junior middleweights according to The Boxing Tribune. Martirosyan is coming off a UD win over Richard Gutierrez and has recently faced Saul Roman and Kassim Ouma. In this “stay-busy” bout, the young up-and-comer is unlikely to gain any new fans as he has already been criticized for not taking on tougher competition.
Forty-one-year-old Lowry is coming off a knockout win, but also comes into this bout having lost eight of his last ten. He’s been in the ring with Andy Lee, Anthony Bonsante and Yuri Foreman; on Saturday he will add another notable to the list with Martirosyan.
The fight card will also feature six other bouts on the undercard including Wale Omitoso (20-0, 17KOs) vs. Nestor Ramos (2-1, 1KO) in the welterweight division. All fights will take place in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome with doors opening at 6:30pm central.