Scottish super-lightweight and one of Britain’s top prospects Josh Taylor (12-0, 11KOs) takes on Ukrainian veteran Viktor Postol (29-1, 12KOs) in a WBC eliminator at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on June 23.
This is definitely the 27-year-olds toughest challenge to date against a guy that has only ever been beaten by pound for pound king Terrence Crawford.
Postol 34, has never been stopped before and has bags of experience in the 140lb division. This really is a step up for Josh but one I believe he will thrive on. The Tartan Tornado said: “I can’t wait to get back under those lights in Glasgow,”
“This is definitely my toughest opponent to date, and Viktor Postol should be the perfect test for me at this stage of my career.”
“He’s taken on and beaten some of the best fighters in the world, and I know he’ll be coming here with the hope of spoiling the party.”
The current WBC champion is José Ramírez and regular champion is Regis Prograis. If Taylor can fulfil his potential there is no reason why he cannot go on to not only win a world title but unify a few belts to. A fight with Prograis at some point down the line would be a real barnstormer and Josh can’t wait to show the world just how good he is:
“To know I’ll be in line for a world title shot if I get the win has really put the fire in my belly, and you can expect to see the best Josh Taylor to date on June 23.”
“The support in Scotland is always phenomenal, and I can’t wait to make it another night to remember for everyone involved. See you all there.”
Iceman as Postol likes to be called said:
“Taylor is a tough opponent and he had a good amateur career, he is a hard puncher as you can see from his pro record, and he changes stances throughout his fights so I will need to be sharp.”
“The win in this fight against Josh Taylor will help me to approach my goal of becoming world champion once again.”
“Taylor is a worthy opponent and I am fully focused on this fight! Let the best man win in Glasgow.”
Taylor’s promoter and manager Barry McGuigan said:
“Josh Taylor truly is the real deal, and that shows when he’s fighting someone as talented and experienced as Viktor Postol in just his 13th fight.”
“We feel that this is the perfect final test for Josh before he challenges for world honours, and Viktor Postol will certainly not being coming to Glasgow to roll over.”
“Both men are fresh, full of desire and ready to put it all on the line on June 23. This should be a cracker.”