Viktor Postol v Henry Lundy – 21/03/13

Location – Club Sportlife, Kiev, Ukraine

WBC International light welterweight title 

Following his narrow defeat to Raymundo Beltran, Lundys next stop is a tough trip to Ukraine against technically rounded Viktor Postol, its interesting this one because Lundy is going in as a 3/1 and that for my is a very generous price for a guy with the attributes Lundy possesses.

Lundy is a fighter that is always game and although i believe he took this bout at short notice he keeps himself tip top all year round, he now i believe has association with, and is being trained by Mike Stafford who is best known for his work with a problem called Adrien Broner, He moves up to 140 for the bout but i dont see this as a issue as he has fought 140 before.

Despite boxrec having Lundy as an orthodox fighter, he actually tends to fight from a southpaw stance he has underrated counter punching ability and will look to whisk the left hook or uppercut in when his opponent steps inside, he busted up former champ David Diaz with many counter punchers in 2011 before stopping him in the 6th however Diaz was covered in blood from the 4th round onwards, this was a feat that Manny Pacquiao didnt achieve 3 years earlier and had to wait till the 9th to stop Diaz, i believe Lundy has underrated power in this fight.

Lundys only 2 defeats come to a marginal majority loss to underrated Raymundo Beltran and he got caught showboating and got stopped by big puncher John Molina in the 11th round despite having the fight bagged on the score cards, Lundy has fought at a higher level and more diverse level then Postol.

Postol isnt a massive puncher however he is very good technically and can dictate a fight at distance with a solid Jab, his best wins have come against DeMarcus Corley, Yvan Mendy and Jose Lopez fights in which he won all by clear UD, thats a decent enough level of opposition however i believe Lundy has dealt with far more superior fighters then Postol in Richard Abril, David Diaz and Patrick Lopez also taking into account he could and perhaps should have beaten both Beltran and Molina.

My only concern is the location and whether Lundy gets a fair shake from the judges, if he does i can see him upsetting the odds in this one, due to location i am going to keep stakes conservative, if the location was different i would have perhaps gone large on this.

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Bankrolls

£5000 – £50 on Hank Lundy 3/1 Bet365

£2500 – £25 on Hank Lundy 3/1 Bet365

£1000 – £10 on Hank Lundy 3/1 Bet365

£500 – £5 on Hank Lundy 3/1 Bet365