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Vanes Martirosyan breaks thumb

Updated: March 25, 2013, 2:58 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan fractured his right thumb in a recent sparring session, forcing him to withdraw from a fight scheduled for April 6 on Top Rank's historic card in Macau, China.

Martirosyan (32-0-1, 20 KOs), 26, of Glendale, Calif., was due to face Javier Francisco Maciel (24-2, 17 KOs) of Argentina in a scheduled 10-round bout at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel on Top Rank's first show in Asia.

Martirosyan fractured his thumb last week during ...

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