Terence Crawford vs Viktor Postol fight time plus date and venue
IN one of the most competitive fights of the year, WBC super-lightweight champion Terence Crawford will meet WBO champion Viktor Postol at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (July 23). Postol is considered the best at the weight due to his upset win over Lucas Matthysse last year, though Crawford – a former lightweight world champion – is one of the most talented boxers on the planet.
12, three minute rounds.
HBO will show the fight on pay-per-view in America, a decision criticised by some who argue neither fighter are well-known enough yet to warrant boxing behind a paywall. Their coverage starts at 9 PM ET, 6 PM PT. BoxNation have picked up the TV rights in the UK, their coverage starts at 2am though the main event won’t start until a few hours later.
Unbeaten featherweight Oscar Valdez gets his first crack at world honours when he fights Matias Rueda for the vacant WBO title. Welterweight contender Jose Benavidez meets Francisco Santana while Ik Yang will take on Leonardo Zappavigna. Light-heavyweight prospect Oleksandr Gvozdyk makes a step up in class against Tommy Karpency.