Terence Crawford's next opponent could be this guy

Terence Crawford's next opponent could be this guy

By Joseph Correa

Top Rank promoter and CEO Bob Arum told Ringtv.com that negotiations were in progress between WBO super lightweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford (28-0, 20 KOs) and Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) for a July 23rd showdown to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ca.  

Terence Crawford could take on who many think would be his biggest challenge yet in Viktor Postol. Photo Credit: Tony Gutierrez

Terence Crawford could take on who many think would be his biggest challenge yet in Viktor Postol. Photo Credit: Tony Gutierrez

“I think it looks more and more likely it will be in LA, probably at Staples,” Arum said in a brief phone interview on Wednesday. “We’re working on it. We’re right in the middle of it.” Arum would like to stack the PPV undercard with appearances in separate bouts by WBO welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas and undefeated super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs), who challenges Arthur Abraham for the WBO title on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradly on April 9 in Las Vegas
— Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum

 

Update: Per Dan Rafael at Espn.com, Bob Arum has confirmed that the fight between Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol is almost finalized and that the fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on July 23rd. 

Viktor Postol is considered one of the best in the division can he beat Terence Crawford? Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Viktor Postol is considered one of the best in the division can he beat Terence Crawford? Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Both men are at the peak of their careers and coming off of impressive knockout wins, Crawford over the rough and rugged Hank Lundy, and Postol with a very impressive 10th round stoppage win over the always dangerous Lucas Matthysse.

It's very hard to imagine a fight at 140 better than this one and stylistically this makes for a very intriguing encounter between two of the very best in the sport. 

 

 

If Top Rank's angle is truly to make Crawford their next PPV star this is certainly a good starting point and with a stacked undercard fans would likely support the idea and buy in with little hesitation. It will be interesting to see how negotiations proceed going forward and whether or not the fight can be finalized. 

 

Share your comments below and who you think would win between these two.

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