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Can Josh Taylor Topple Viktor Postol?

Bryan Connolly Breaks Down This Coming Weekend's Highlight Fight.

By Bryan Connolly   - @intuboxing

In two weeks time, the Scottish sensation Josh Taylor (12-0) takes on Viktor Postol (29-1) in what will be his biggest test so far in the professional ranks. He enters this bout as the reigning WBC Silver Super Lightweight Champion having won the belt against Ohara Davies in July 2017. In the past year, he has defended it twice, the first, and certainly most impressively beating former world champion, Miguel Vasquez, knocking him out in the ninth round. His last outing saw him stop Winston Campos by stoppage in the third round.

Viktor Postol "The Iceman", is the former WBC World Super Lightweight Champion having won the belt in 2015 with a stoppage victory against Lucas Matthysse in Carson City, California. The only loss on his record came in 2016, against pound for pound superstar Terence Crawford, in which he took Crawford the distance, and lost by unanimous decision. Postol hit the canvas twice in round five and was deducted a point for hitting behind the head in the eleventh. 

Not only will the winner walk away with the title, they will be next in line to face the WBC World Champion Jose Ramirez. Ramirez has only fought outside of America once, so another prize will more than likely be a top arena venue in America with Taylor already fighting in front of a Las Vegas crowd back in 2017 against Alfonso Olvera. Although there are strong rumours to suggest that should Taylor be victorious, then he could well participate in the super-lightweight World Boxing Super Series tournament this year.

The bookmakers all seem certain that Taylor is going to be victorious by one way or another with odds as little as 1/7 in most of the bookmakers, and Postol being priced at 4/1. All the boxing fans from around the world, and domestically would say this is a fight that is dangerous for Taylor and will not be as straightforward as they are making it out to be. 
Being broadcast live on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom and Ireland as McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions have a long history of fights being able to be watched by all for free. This is going to be a great night of boxing and a great fight to watch.