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Vanes Martirosyan: “I’ve been through a lot of depression since the Gennady Golovkin fight”

Former world title challenger Vanes Martirosyan has given his thoughts about his fight with Gennady Golovkin and how that fight has affected him.

“Everything has been boiling up and that day I just exploded. I’ve been through a lot of depression since the Golovkin fight. It’s really hard to always think about a fight where you know that wasn’t you in there. I still get tagged in posts of the fight and it’s a reminder every day. It’s something that I want to be deleted because it wasn’t me in there and at the same time I did favours for Don King. I did a favour for HBO too, the show was going to be cancelled, I saved a lot of people millions of dollars and at the end, I didn’t get treated the way I should have gotten treated,” said Martirosyan.

Vanes surprised many of his fans when he recently announced on Twitter his retirement from boxing and stated his relationship with his promoter Don King as a major reason for his decision.

“When I signed with Don King, he gave me 300k as a signing bonus. When the Golovkin fight happened, he said, “I’ve invested a lot of money in you, let me make some of that money back.” We went fifty-fifty on 400k, we split it in half. I ended up with 160k and he took 225k and he’s taking me for the money he took. I even asked his lawyers to fix this and I still haven’t heard from them and it’s been a week and a half already,” he added.

Gennady Golovkin blew away opponent Vanes Martirosyan with a devastating knockout in the second round to retain his title for a record 20th consecutive time to tie the all-time 160-pound division mark set by legend Bernard Hopkins in 2005.

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