27-year-old junior middleweight contender, Vanes Martirosyan (33-1-1, 21 KOs), will be returning to the ring March 21, headlining a Friday Night Fights card on ESPN2, after just signing an exclusive contract with Goossen Tutor Promotions.
The Armenian talent formerly worked under Bob Arum’s Top Rank banner, but was never quite able to make that leap from talented contender to main stage star.
At times, it seemed as though Arum never quite got a handle on how to promoter the Glendale, California resident, who migrated to the United States with his family at the age of four. At other times, Martirosyan seemed buried in boxing politics, lost in a division jam-packed with bigger, more established names.
In his three most recent fights, a TKO 2 victory over journeyman Ryan Davis was sandwiched between a disappointing cut-abbreviated technical draw against Erislandy Lara and a split decision loss to Demetrius Andrade for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title.