Viktor Vasylovych Postol is a professional boxer who was a former holder of the WBC light-welterweight title. He is also ranked as the 5th best active boxer in the light-welterweight division by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec. Postol was born and raised in Velyka Dymerka and learned boxing in his hometown.
Early Life and Career
At age 23, Postol debuted as a professional boxer, when he face Zsolt Vicze. During his debut, he successfully managed to stop his opponent in the 2nd round. He also won the next 14 fights, including his fight against Karen Tevosyan in December 2011, earning him his first major title, the WBC Silver International light welterweight title. He also managed to defend his title against Yvan Mendy and DeMarcus Corley.
When he vacated the WBC Silver International light welterweight title, he announced that his next opponent would be Hank Lundy instead of Lucas Matthyse. It was an interesting and intense fight, yet Postol managed to win the match via unanimous decision. In November 2013, the World Boxing Council made him and Danny Garcia fight for the super lightweight title, and once again, Postol dominated the fight.
Postol had a long record of memorable fights, but one of them is with Lucas Matthyse for the WBC super lightweight title. When Danny Garcia vacated the title, Postol and Matthysse were scheduled to face each other to clinch the title. However, their fight was frozen into a pause due to schedule conflicts. After 17 months of waiting, they have finally faced each other inside the ring.
The fight was overwhelming, and it took Postol to outbox Matthysse by landing a punch to the eye. He also attacked Matthysse to the body, while jabbing in his face, particularly his left. This led Matthysse to fall on one knee, and Postol won the fight.
Total Fights: 34
Wins by KO: 12