Stan Martyniouk looks to upset Castaneda in Reno, NV
Stan Martyniouk was one of the best amateurs of his generation, as he was part of the elite USA Boxing amateur team with the likes of Daniel Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade, and the other well-respect fighters of that era, yet in 2019, Martyniouk is still relatively unknown to average boxing fan, which he hopes to change on Friday, October 25th, 2019, at The Silver Legacy in Reno, Nevada in a main event, available worldwide on UFC Fight Pass.
“This fight means a lot to me, I have to win to prove I’m still one of the best climbing up the rankings. My career has been up and down but I feel like I am a late bloomer and I’m just now hitting my prime.” said Martyniouk in a brief exchange as he is preparing to head up past the Sierras and onward to Reno from his Northern California home.
Martyniouk, who turned professional in 2007 began his career training in Los Angeles, California, but an inopportune loss to Khadaphi Proctor, in which Martyniouk was dropped twice in the fight, losing a six-round decision on the undercard of an Andre Ward fight card, seemed to derail the momentum Martyniouk had. It is important to note that Martyniouk was a swing bout and had his bout switched within minutes of fighting, essentially fighting with no warm-up.
Martyniouk relocated back to the Bay Area training with Virgil Hunter serving as the in-house sparring partner for Amir Khan, Andre Berto and many others.
Inactivity has hurt Martyniouk’s career as without a major promoter, Martyiouk would see a start-stop type career trajectory, fighting roughly two times a year for five years.
After years of changing trainers, Martyniouk now feels at home with the team he has spread amongst two counties in the Bay Area, each of whom specializing in specific aspects of the fight to benefit him.
“My training camp was great for this fight. I had great training working with Kris Lightning Lopez, Brian Schwartz, Mike Bazzel , Remi Korchemny and team SNAC. I’m in great shape and I am looking to shine Friday, October 25th!” said Martyniouk about this camp.
Martyniouk now will look to live up to his potential and produce the same result when he fights undefeated super lightweight Kendo Castaneda. Castaneda has been trending upward beating Eudy Bernardo (25-5 18KOs), Gilbert Venegas Jr (11-1 7KOs) and Jesus Gutierrez (14-3-1 4KOs) in his last three bouts. That being said Castaneda lost in 2014 in BKB, the MMA gloved ill-fated boxing hybrid promotion, to Gabe Duluc.
That being said Castaneda is improving and fighting the better competition as of late, and is the promoter’s fighter being that he is signed to Roy Jones Jr. Promotions.
This is a big moment in Martyniouk’s career as this the opportunity to get his name in the mix of the super lightweight division and potentially get a big paying fight, but before any of that is possible, Martyniouk has to win against a talented, young and hungry fighter.
“Am I being underestimated? I’m not sure, but possibly, because of my age. Yet, again this happens in boxing when you hit your thirties, you hear people say ‘you’re old. This is because a lot of fighters take punishment in their 20s, but I’ve taken care of my body and I feel great. So, Friday, October 25th I will show my speed, power, and intelligence. I will come out victorious!”
Kendo Castaneda will fight Stan Martyniouk on October 25th at The Silver Legacy in Reno, Nevada. Ticket information please go here https://www.silverlegacyreno.com/event/shows/live-boxing-castaneda-vs-martyniouk