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Golovking vs Martirosyan Undearcard will be soon set May 5th

With the fight between unified middleweight champion Golovkin vs Martirosyan set for the StubHub Center in Carson, California on May 5th, and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez slated as the co-feature, now the other parts of the undercard are now coming together.Golovking vs Martirosyan

Tim Van Newhouse of Split T Management advised BoxingScene.com on Friday – “I’ve been working closely with Tom (Loeffler) on wrapping up opponents for both Ryan Martin and Brian Ceballo for May 5th StubHub. Martin will officially be at 140 moving forward.”

GGG vs Martirosyan HBO Boxing FIGHT

After struggling at lightweight back in September versus Luis Rojo, Martin looked much stronger versus Luis Eduardo Florez on March 27th scoring a third round stoppage at the Avalon in Hollywood, California.

“I sent out letters last week notifying the world sanctioning bodies that Ryan plans to campaign as a junior welterweight. While we wait for them to recognize his transition into the new division, he will stay active by returning on the Golovkin undercard,”explained Van Newhouse.

“Most importantly, I just want Ryan to stay active and continue to develop some new skills while being under the watchful eye of Abel Sanchez. If Ryan’s progressing in the gym, my job gets much easier on planning bigger things with Tom. We are working on some big stuff for him in the fall”.

Ceballo made his pro debut on that same card at the Avalon which was staged by 360 Promotions. Ceballo stopped Luis Longoria in one

Van Newhouse stated,”Brian is just anxious to get back under the bright lights. I’m not sure he understands the magnitude of how big the shows are just yet, but he was very impressed with his debut in Hollywood. He’s in for a special treat being able to fight underneath Gennady and in front of the HBO executives.

“When you look at Ryan’s development early on he was afforded the same opportunities. I sat ringside with Peter Nelson(of HBO Sports) when Ryan made his pro-debut. I made it a big priority for him to get big exposure and be apart of some of the sports best attractions. Few prospects get to develop in such a way. These kids will have a bright future.”

GGG VS Vanes Martirosyan Fight Set On May 5

GGG vs Vanes have officially put pen to paper foron May 5 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, in a bout televised by HBO. The IBF, which previously threatened to strip Golovkin if he did not face mandatory Sergiy Derevyanchenko, will allow him to keep the belt without sanctioning the fight as a title defense.GGG VS Vanes

The announcement ends nearly a month of turmoil created when Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin’s original opponent, failed two drug tests and was forced to pull out of the highly anticipated rematch.That set Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler in search of an opponent, and created an almost impossible task for him. In order to switch the bout from HBO Pay-Per-View, where it was going to be when it was set to be Golovkin-Alvarez II, to HBO, Loeffler needed to thread a needle.

GGG VS Vanes official for May 5th

HBO could only offer GGG VS Vanes  a significantly reduced license fee, which meant that because of Alvarez’s failure, Golovkin would have to accept a greatly reduced purse. In addition, there was limited money available to land a significant opponent.

Loeffler finally settled on Vanes , who has primarily fought as a super welterweight and who hasn’t fought at all since losing a decision to Erislandy Lara on May 21, 2016.

“Vanes hasn’t been active, but he had been looking for a fight,” Loeffler told Yahoo Sports. “He’s been training and he’s interested in fighting Triple-G. We all would rather be getting ready for the fight with Canelo, but there is nothing we could do about that. Vanes dropped [Demetrius] Andrade; he lost a close decision to [Jermell] Charlo that a lot of people thought he won and he lost a competitive fight with Lara.”

Promoter Lou DiBella had been pushing Sergiy Derevyanchenko, who is ranked No. 1 in the IBF. The IBF has threatened to strip GGG of the belt if he doesn’t fight Derevyanchenko, though they’d given Golovkin an exception when he was going to fight Alvarez.

Golovkin does not want to lose the belt, but a Martirosyan bout on short notice is more marketable, Loeffler believes, than one with Derevyanchenko, who is 12-0 with 10 knockouts.

“Derevyanchenko hasn’t fought nearly the competition that a guy like Vanes has fought,” Loeffler said. “Now, I’m not saying Vanes would be the best opponent if we had a lot of guys to choose from. He wouldn’t be our top choice. But under the circumstances, he’s local in L.A., from Glendale, has a strong fan base in the area and was a very outstanding amateur. He was in the same Olympics, in 2004, where Triple-G won a silver medal.

“He’s not the ideal opponent, but he’s not the worst, which is what I’ve heard some people say.”

When Alvarez pulled out, Loeffler wanted to keep the fight in Las Vegas, and obtained a date at the MGM Grand Garden, across the street from T-Mobile Arena where the Alvarez fight was to be held.

But when Loeffler was unable to quickly land an opponent, the MGM Grand felt there wasn’t enough time to properly market the bout and withdrew. That led Loeffler to StubHub, where Golovkin set the attendance record for a boxing event at 9,323, in an Oct. 18, 2014, second-round knockout victory over Marco Antonio Rubio.