It's been over three years since Vanes Martirosyan and Erislandy Lara battled to a technical draw, after Martirosyan suffered a gruesome cut over his left eye, unable to continue. A great opportunity for both fighters to finish what was started in November of 2012.
Martirosyan, the 9th ranked Super Welterweight according to BoxRec.com, is coming off a September victory over 18th ranked Ishe Smith. His record has been 4 victories, 2 losses and 0 draws since the Lara draw, with the two losses coming against Jarmell Charlo and Demetrius Andrade. Overall, "The Nightmare" boasts a record of 36 victories, 21 by way of knock-out, two losses and a single draw.
Lara is the top ranked Super Welterweight, is coming off a victory over a past prime Jan Zaveck, and is boasting a 5 victory, 1 loss record since the draw. Lara has an overall record of 22 wins, 13 by way of knockout, 2 losses and 2 draws.
It should be a good bout, as both fighters have a lot to prove, namely Martirosyan after his recent struggles. A big boost for the winner is in store. Full YouTube of the first fight can be found here.