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ICB SIGNS VANES MARTIROSYAN; CONTENDER TO MAKE CAGE BOXING DEBUT IN 2019 | FightBook MMA (fightbookmma.com)
Former super welterweight world contender Vanes Martirosyan of Glendale, Calif., is the first standout to join International Championship Boxing, promoter of the revolutionary and exciting new combat sport that features boxing in a cage. "Vanes is not just the first to sign a multi-bout, multi-year agreement with ICB, but he's also the first of several," says Jack Fulton, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia-based ICB. "We are in discussions with many boxers, mixed martial artists and kickboxers, and some of the names definitely would surprise," says Fulton. "It's more than interest, it's enthusiasm to box in 'The Fight Zone' says Fulton. "We've struck a chord with boxers and MMA fighters, and it's resonating." The 32-year-old Martirosyan, originally from Armenia, has a record of 36-4-1 with 21 knockouts. Martirosyan's most recent bout was against Gennady Golovkin on May 5 for "GGG's" World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Council middleweight championships, a