Legendary trainer Freddie Roach is putting the final touches to his man Viktor Postol’s gameplan ahead of his career defining unification bout against Terence Crawford on Saturday 23rd July.
Roach, who guided Postol to his first World Title last year, respects his counterpart.
"Crawford can box and move and is a very good fighter. I think both fighters are very complete boxers and both have good amateur backgrounds and great pro backgrounds.”
Both men share an unbeaten 28-0 record, whilst Crawford edges the KO ratio, they share one common dominator – ‘Hammerin’ Hank Lundy.
“They have one common opponent - Hank Lundy. Crawford knocked him out but when we fought him four years ago and won a decision, Lundy was in his prime. And just because I am impressed by Crawford doesn't mean I am intimidated by him,” revealed the Hall of Famer.
Roach is taking heart from Postol’s victory over the game Lucas Matthysse and believed the experience gained could play a part in the fight.
“Viktor will break him down just as he did with Matthysse. He has a lot of patience which comes from experience. Viktor leaves nothing to chance. No one works harder in the gym than Viktor.”
The Wild Card gym chief concluded: “I give Crawford a lot of credit for taking this fight. But bravery will only take you so far in this game and in this fight it won't be taking Crawford into the winner's circle."