It’s not common to find two best unbeaten fighters of a division still in their prime battle to be number 1. Nine days from now on July 23 at the MGM in Las Vegas, WBO Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (28-0, 20 KOs) will battle it out with WBC Champion Victor “The Iceman” Postol (28-0, 12 KOs), the winner will also unify the light welterweight division. Interestingly both Crawford and Postal have exactly the same number of wins without losing a fight, Crawford enjoys a better win percentage of 71% to Postol’s 43% which gives him a slight edge in this tightly contested bout. The winner will definitely be ranked among the best P4P fighters in the world.
Other than the better KO record, the 28-year-old Nebraska native is also four years younger than his counterpart. Whereas, the Ukrainian has got the height and reach advantage. The Iceman also possesses a tight defense and reads the game extremely well. His previous win was against highly rated boxer Lucas Matthysse, Lucas got knocked out in 10th round despite being favorite to win the bout. Postol is now working with none other than esteemed trainer and Coach Freddie Roach, who has done wonders for his career.
Postol ranks very highly of Matthysse, even more so than his next opponent “Bud”, he said: “That does not mean he is the best I have fought, I think Lucas Matthysse is a higher-level fighter than Crawford and everyone knows how my fight with Matthysse ended, with him knocked out and the WBC belt around my waist. And that is exactly where the WBC belt will remain after my fight with Crawford on July 23. Just above the WBO belt. I am looking forward to destroying Crawford — destroying his perfect record and destroying his reign as world champion.”
Bud’s promoter Bob Arum believes this is going to be a super fight, “These are the two best, super lightweight fighters in the world, Terence went to Colorado Springs, which is the place where the Olympians train because of the high altitude.” said Bob Arum.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this fight is going to be so tantalizing in the 140-pound division. We have best fighters ready to do battle. However, it remains to be seen how successful this fight is going to be on PPV. This fight deserves to get maximum exposure.