Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol: Fight preview, full card, odds, expert pick Saturday night, HBO presents a terrific boxing main event as Terence Crawford (28-0; 20 KO) takes on Viktor Postol (28-0; 12 KO). The fight is a 12 round Light Welterweight (140 lb.) fight. That is not so here. This is a true unification fight – a clash for Crawford’s WBO title and Postol’s WBC belt. It’s also for the currently vacant Ring Magazine title – a belt the magazine created to truly capture who is the top dog in any given weight class. When that title is vacant, the way to win it is for the division’s #1 and #2 to face off, and that’s exactly what’s happening here. WBC titleholder Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KO) probably won’t generate a ton of pay-per-view buys, but if you’re a hardcore boxing fan, you know it’s one of the best fights on the schedule this year.
When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
TV: HBO PPV
Where: MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford (born September 28, 1987) is an American professional boxer. He is the current WBO junior welterweight champion, having previously held the WBO, Ring magazine and lineal lightweight titles. As of June 2016 he is ranked by The Ring as the world’s sixth best boxer, pound for pound. Crawford is a fast, hard-hitting, and highly technical fighter who is recognized for his ability to comfortably switch hit from orthodox to southpaw.
2006 National PAL Championships, 132 lbs – gold medalist 2006 Blue & Gold National Championships, 132 lbs – gold medalist 2007 U.S. Pan American Games Box-Offs, 132 lbs – gold medalist
Viktor Vasylovych Postol (Ukrainian: Віктор Васильович Постол; born 16 January 1984) is a Ukrainian professional boxer and the current WBC super lightweight champion.
Postol’s first significant title fight came in December 2011 against Karen Tevosyan for the vacant WBC Silver International light welterweight title. Postol managed to win via unanimous decision to claim the belt. He then successfully defended it against Yvan Mendy and DeMarcus Corley. After vacating the belt, Postol met in the ring with American Hank Lundy for the vacant WBC International light welterweight title and achieved a victory. Before vacating the belt, Postol had managed to retain it against Ignacio Mendoza.