Sigh...fuckin Vanes kills me with this. I haven't seen much of his bouts either, just youtube clips and his name all over the place. I've read more about him, than actually seeing his fights.
All I can remember, is him calling out a heap of fighters and the ink never hitting the paper. He's called out Shane years ago, Sergio, Chavez, and Angulo (to name a few). I expect fighters to call out the big names, but by all means, if you're signed with Top Rank, then people need to remind him who runs the show.
Dude is still a prospect, due to his lack of mainstream television exposure. I like him as a fighter, but the world hasn't seen enough of him, and being with Bob while trying to call out a Golden Boy fighter, or signing for a "mandatory" eliminator, does him no good. I only remember him fighting that Greene guy on the undercard of Cotto/Foreman, and read about him fighting on the Chavez/Zbik undercard last year.
He's a bit chinny in the early rounds, but most guys are likely to be hurt early, some later on in the fight. Lara will give him hell, if he's not first and able to use angles before Lara gets started. Vanes is gutsy, but Im not sure how he holds up with the bigger punchers. He could easily pass as Darchinyan's brother though.