Terence Crawford put on a masterful display to move to 29-0 and unify the WBO and WBC World Super-Lightweight Titles with a wide unanimous decision against previously unbeaten Viktor Postol.
Postol was completely nullified by Crawford's slick movement; the switch-hitter occupied the southpaw stance for the majority of the fight.
In round five the Omaha fighter roared out of the blocks to score a cuffing flash knockdown, then followed up with a second slight knockdown as he caught Postol with a big shot that caused his gloves to brush down momentarily.
In the later rounds, and knowing that he needed a knockout, the Ukrainian was docked a point for punching around the back of the head as his frustration grew. Postol simply couldn't pin down the elusive and slick Crawford, who taunted his man in the final round, then started to trade, as he showed why he's on the track to becoming a pay per view star in the States.
What a fight we have in-store on Saturday 23 July!
Terence Crawford craved a big fight and that’s just what he’s been served up, a Super-Lightweight World Title unification with Viktor Postol.
The WBO (Crawford) and WBC (Postol) World Titles are on the line at the famous MGM Grand in Las Vegas as two unbeaten rivals clash, live on BoxNation.
Both fighters share the same 28-0 record, though Crawford has 20 of those wins inside the distance compared to Postol’s 12.
Omaha’s switch-hitting sensation Crawford has made BoxNation his home away from home in recent years and turned on the style in his latest display to dispatch Hank Lundy after going through arguably his trickiest round as a pro.
Ukrainian Postol stunned Lucas Matthysse last October to win the vacant WBC crown to announce himself on the World scene.
It’s “The Iceman’s” fourth fight in the U.S in succession but his debut in the fight city of Las Vegas.
Victory for either man will firmly establish themselves the number one at 140 lbs, and potentially catapult them into big dust ups up at Welterweight.
It’s the first time Crawford has headlined on the famous Strip as promoter Bob Arum continues to build the 28 year old into his next big PPV star.