Lucas Matthysse Vs Viktor Postol – Preview and Prediction

Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol will battle it out for the WBC super lightweight title as both look to win their first major title at the StubHub centre, Carson, California.

Viktor Postol is currently unbeaten and was rather quietly going about his business in Ukraine until finally spreading his wings stateside under the guidance of Freddie Roach in his last two fights, he stopped capable Selcuk Aydin last year to become mandated for the WBC super lightweight title, held by Danny Garcia at the time.

Postol is probably fairly unknown among more casual boxing fans, but he is highly underrated and is an excellent technician that is more than capable of pulling off an upset this weekend.

Postol however is taking a considerable step up in opposition in Lucas Matthysse, he has never really thought an opponent of Matthysse’s caliber, this is Postol’s initiation at the top level, and it will be interesting to see how he fairs, he will certainly need to show plenty of toughness and grit this weekend, and a good chin is essential against a guy like Matthysse.

Matthysse most will certainly know, his punching power and offense rarely result in a dull fight, his last outing with Provodnikov was an excellent fight, Matthysse however isn’t just about power this guy can box as well, he is more a boxer puncher than a brawler type.

I think this is a tough pick, Matthysse like always could easily go in there and blow out an opponent, his punch power can change a fight in a second. However in Postol I think he has a real tough fight on his hands, Postol is a smart fighter, he is physically stronger than he looks, and he certainly looks in great shape for this one.

If Postol can utilise all his boxing ability and smarts this weekend he can certainly surprise, I think Postol might just announce his name on the big stage this weekend and I am going to back him at an underdog price of 5/2 at Marathon bet (also covering the draw at 28/1)

PREDICTION: POSTOL UD

BETTING TIP: £20 on Postol 5/2 Marathon Bet (Cover £1 on the draw 28/1)