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Matthysse-Postol title fight set for Oct. 3


With Danny Garcia moving up to the welterweight division, his WBC super lightweight title will now be up for grabs.

Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol will battle for the vacant belt at the StubHub Center on October 3.

Since his 2013 loss to Danny Garcia, Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO) has notched three consecutive wins, including a decision victory over Ruslan Provodnikov in what is an early candidate for Fight of the Year.

“Postol isn’t anything big; he boxes well but that’s it,” Matthysse said. “I saw part of his fight against Selcuk Aydin but other than that there aren’t very many videos of him on the Internet. I’m not taking him lightly though, because he’s at the top of the rankings for a reason.”

Postol (27-0, 11 KO) fought in a stay-busy fight in April as he earned a decision victory over Jake Giuriceo. Postol’s performance in the fight prior to that was perhaps the most impressive of his career. He scored a brutal 11th round knockout over Selcuk Aydin.

“I am glad that I am finally getting my chance to fight for the WBC world title after all those hurdles and delays,” Postol said. “To get to this fight I had to go through 6 years of hard work and dedication in the gym and in the ring. I am ready mentally and physically to win this fight and bring the world title back to the Ukraine!”

Matthysse vs Postol will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

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