Premier Boxing Champions is in the midst of putting together several spring and summer fights to spread out on its various television platforms and one of them is slated to be a rematch between junior middleweight titleholder Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan, according to a source with knowledge of the details.
The fight, which is still being finalized, is likely going to take place in June.
In November 2012, Lara (22-2-2, 13 KOs) and Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs) met in an HBO-televised main event in a world title eliminator that ended in a ninth-round technical draw. It had been an awful fight and then was sent to the scorecards for a technical decision when Martirosyan suffered a bad cut over his left eye on an accidental head butt and was unable to continue.
One judges scored the fight 86-86, one had it 86-85 for Martirosyan and one 87-84 for Lara, who later won a world title and will be defending it for the fourth time. Lara, 32, a Cuban defector living in Houston, is coming off a one-sided third-round destruction of former welterweight titlist Jan Zaveck in November.
Martirosyan, 29, of Glendale, California, is 4-2 since the fight with Lara, including a decision loss to Demetrius Andrade for a vacant world title in 2013. Martirosyan is coming off a 10-round decision win against former titlist Ishe Smith in September.