Cuban sensation Erislandy Lara has had a 2010 campaign to remember, defeating respected veterans Grady Brewer and Danny Perez before blasting through William Correa and Willie Lee in less than a round each.
Now, he wants to finish up the year by lining up a fight with unbeaten Vanes Martirosyan will prove who the best 154-pound prospect in the world is.
Lara already knows the answer to that question.
"I've proven myself, especially this year, and now I want to let Vanes and fans around the world know that when you talk and my name comes out of your mouth, you better be ready to back it up," said Lara.
"If Vanes spent as much time in the gym as he did on the internet talking about real fighters, he might have been a world champion by now. I want the world to know that the talking stops here. I've told my team to make this fight and now it's up to Vanes to see if he's ready to put his money where his mouth is."
A graduate of the renowned Cuban amateur boxing program, 27-year-old Erislandy Lara (13-0, 8 KO's) has built on that foundation as a professional, compiling an impressive resume of spectacular knockouts and dominating performances.
In addition to his wins over Brewer, Perez, and Lee, the southpaw has also defeated Jose Varela, Luciano Perez and Darnell Boone, and he can't wait to add the name Vanes Martirosyan to that list.
"Vanes calls himself the 'Nightmare,' but he can't scare anyone with his fists," said Lara. "He's your typical internet tough guy...a keyboard warrior afraid to step up and fight for real. I'm ready to go. Are you Vanes?"