Biography of Viktor Postol

Boxer Viktor Postol

Viktor Vasilyevich Postol (born January 16, 1984, pgt. Velikaya Dymerka, Brovarskoy district, Kiev region, Ukrainian SSR, USSR) – Ukrainian professional boxer, performing in the medium welterweight category (up to 63.5 kg). World Champion (according to the WBC, 2015—2016).

Professional career
In 2007, Viktor Postol decided to go to the professionals and sign a contract with the company of Stepan Chernovetsky “Elite Boxing Promotion”. The company has existed since 2005. The company held 217 fights, 21 of which are title ones. For “Elite Boxing Promotion”, such titled fighters as ex-WBA lightweight champion Vladimir Sidorenko, a challenger for WBA world middleweight title Avtandil Khurtsidze, top heavyweight Dmitry Kucher and EBA European champion in lightweight category Valentin Kuts, boxed as well as a number of promising avenues, including Oleg Malinovsky, Marat Kulumbegov, Ilya Primak, Daniyar Ganyk, Timur Akhundov and others.

In 2012, Postol won on points an American, Demarcus Corley.

On May 17, 2014, Postol won the status of a mandatory contender for the champion title by knocking out a Turk, Selcuk Aydin.

On December 18, 2011, a battle for the vacant WBC International Silver title took place in Zaporozhye between promising Elite Boxing Promotion boxer Viktor Postol (16-0, 8 KOs) and Russian boxer Karen Tevosyan (19-4-3, 10 KOs) . The result of this battle is Postol’s victory by unanimous decision with a crushing score of 120–107 (twice) and 119–108. So Victor won his first title, the first belt. Later, Viktor in an interview more than once admitted that it was then that he understood that he could and should become a world champion.

On June 27, 2012 in Kiev, the champion held the first title defense after winning a landslide victory by unanimous decision over Ivan Mendy (25-3-1, 13 KOs) from France. At the end of twelve rounds, all judges rated the meeting 117-111 in favor of the Ukrainian.

October 27, 2012 in the main event of a boxing evening at the SportLife Sports Complex in Kiev, Viktor Postol (20-0, 9 KOs) won his main victory at that time in his career over the former world champion American DeMarcus Corley (39-20 -1, 23 KOs). Postol cautiously acted in the first third of the bout, and in the initial rounds, the advantage was for Corley. But in the course of the meeting, the Ukrainian began to act more actively, and the cautious Chop-Chop did not begin to aggravate. Postol used the most successful jab, but Corley was the one who succeeded best of all in strikes after the biases. The opponents held the final two rounds in a more open manner, and in exchanges the advantage was on Postol’s side. The bout lasted all the allotted twelve rounds, according to the result of which the judges counted twice 118-110 and 117-112 in favor of Postol. Thus, Postol defended his WBC International Silver title in super lightweight. March 21, 2013 Viktor Postol (22-0, 10 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Henry Landi (22-3-1, 11 KOs) and won the title of international champion WBC super lightweight champion. Postol was more accurate in his attacks, actively using jab. Landi tried to catch the enemy on the counter and did not dare to aggravate until the end of the battle. Only in the final rounds the American went ahead and looked better at the end of the meeting. This, however, was not enough to win. The score of referees on the results of twelve rounds: 116-113, 116-112 and 117-112 in favor of Postol.

On October 3, 2013, the international WBC super lightweight champion Viktor Postol (23-0, 10 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Ignacio Mendoza (38-7-2, 23 KOs), thus defending his title. The scorecard score: twice 119-108 and 118-109. In the course of the fight with Mendoza was shot one point for the dangerous actions of the head.

Championship fight with Lucas Matisse
On October 3, 2015, there was a battle for the vacant WBC champion belt between Ukrainian Viktor Postol, and Argentinian puncher, Lucas Matisse. Victor skillfully used the straightforwardness of the opponent’s actions and worked in advance, regularly putting the favorite of the match into a dead end. Postol’s excellence began to grow significantly after the 7th round. In the 10th three-minute goal, Viktor sighting a punch to the right placed an Argentinian on the ring flooring, and Mattissa, holding his eye, did not rise until the end of the referee’s account.

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