Vache Martirosyan stops Lopez in the 3rd round.
In what proved to be a fairly easy night for the younger sibling of former US Olympian Vanes Martirosyan, Vache Martirosyan (3-0, 2KO) KOed his opponent, Gustavo Lopez (0-1-1) in the third round of what was slated to be a four round Welterweight contest at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California this past Friday night, March 21, 2014. The fight was part of the under card of the fight night that older brother Vanes Martirosyan was headlining with challenger Mario Alberto Lozano. The night was all Martirosyan as both brothers won their respective bouts.
If their respective performances are any indication of the future, what was the first time that both brothers fought professionally on the same card will not be the last. Both fights were highly entertaining with Vache’s fight being a particular crowd pleaser as he scored three knockdowns on Lopez before retiring him to his corner for the night.
Vache Martirosyan: "After he tasted my first power shot he went down. I was like, that’s it. I don’t think he’s going to be able to take more. I dropped him right after with a straight right hand. Third round came out, didn’t take much - combo overhand right he went down. After that it was just that’s it."
Older brother Vanes, who had already garnered his win on Lozano, was able to view Vache’s contest in its entirety. While extremely proud of his younger brother’s take no prisoners win, he had one tidbit of sage advice for Vache as he ascends through the ranks towards slicker more nuanced competition. Calm down with a capital “C”. No need to hunt so quickly for the opportunity to score the KO:
Vanes Martirosyan: "My brother looked very good today. I’m very proud of him. He’s trying to kill everybody with one punch and he needs to calm down. But he got there."
Vache concedes that this is something that he is still actively working on as a new professional fighter learning to control first round jitters:
Vache Martirosyan: "He’s right. I need to learn how to relax a little more (and) calm down because I’m really talented - I just get a little anxious. But I think over time with experience we’ll get there. When I get to the big fight I’ll be ready for everything."
Unlike his elder brother, Vache remains and maintains his professional home at the Wild Card Boxing Gym. In his corner serving as his trainers for this contest were Wild Card trainers Ernie Zavala and Marvin Somodio.
Vache: "Freddie Roach works with me sometimes when he has time but Ernie Zavala is the main man. Marvin Somodio works with me but we all work together."