“He was kind of a dirty fighter,” he quipped. “He hit me with low blows, he kept coming in with his head. Our plan was to come on late because he gets tired, but unfortunately the headbutt came.”
Since he didn’t walk away with a win, his quest for a world title shot has been put on hold, but that didn’t seem to bother Martirosyan all that much. Instead, he said, he has unfinished business with a man he now considers his rival.
“As soon as the cut heals and the stitches come out, 100% I want a rematch,” Vanes declared, much to the delight of Lara.
“Yes, 100% I’ll give him a rematch,” Lara stated. “I’ll continue it fight now. He was going down.”
When asked about Vanes labeling him a dirty fighter, the former amateur star defended himself vehemently, demanding his opponent look at the facts.
“There were some low blows,” Lara chirped, “but they’ve never taken a point from me in my entire life.”
Lara is still considered by many to be undefeated, but in his two biggest fights he was not declared the winner. He lost a questionable decision to Paul Williams and now tonight he was given a draw in a fight he felt he won.
“Remember: this is a Top Rank card and he is one of their fighters,” Lara grumbled. “I officially won this bout. The bad luck with all my fights is that they weren’t with my promoters.”
Whether Martirosyan and Lara will fight each other next remains to be seen, but the general consensus from ringside is that will most likely happen.