Former world title contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-2, 16 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. and top lightweight contender Marcelino “Nino” Lopez (31-1-1, 16 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina have been added to an explosive night of boxing on the non-televised undercard of Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol on Oct. 3 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Gesta will face three-time world title challenger Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (32-9-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico, in a classic Philippines vs. Mexico 10-round lightweight bout while Lopez will make his U.S. debut in an eight-round lightweight bout against an opponent yet-to-be-named.
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 3, 2015) – Former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on undefeated contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a career defining 10-round super lightweight showdown as the co-main event for Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol on Saturday, Oct. 3 from StubHub Center televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
LOS ANGELES (July 30, 2015) – On October 3, one the most exciting fighters and fearsome punchers in boxing, Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) will take on the dangerous and undefeated Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion, the championship event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
Big punching Argentinian Lucas Matthysse will face Ukraine’s Viktor Postol on October 3rd at the Stub Hub Centre in Carson, California after the two camps agreed terms yesterday ahead of a scheduled purse bid to host the contest.
The two will square off for the WBC 140 lb title recently vacated by Danny Garcia, who fights Paulie Malignaggi at The Barclays Center in New York on August 1st.
Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Matthysse said to ESPN;
It looks like boxing fans won’t get to see a fight between IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and WBA/WBC 140 pound champion Danny Garcia for later this year, because the World Boxing Council has ordered a purse bid for the fight between Garcia and his mandatory challenger #1 WBC Viktor Postol (26-0, 11 KOs) for September 12th.
Garcia and Peterson could still face each other instead by getting permission by the WBC for a unification match, but it’s unclear how much interest there is in such a match-up. There was talk that if the fight did happen between them, it would be another catch-weight fight like Garcia’s recent bout against Rod Salka and Peterson’s fight last year against Lucas Matthysse.
WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) and Viktor Postol have been ordered to start negotiations by the World Boxing Council. There’s a purse bid that will take place next month on 9/12 if the two fighters haven’t negotiated a fight by then.
This move by the WBC will very likely cause Garcia bypass the Postol fight and instead take a unification match against IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson. The WBC will likely allow Garcia to steer around Postol if he takes a unification match.
HBO’s unofficial scorer, and celebrated long time judge and analyst, Harold Lederman made a valid point this past saturday night during the PPV bout between Viktor Postol (26-0, 11 KO’s) and Selcuk Aydin (26-3, 19 KO’s). During the bout, held at the Forum, Inglewood, CA, Harold made what would seem to be a legitimate, valid point.
He spelled things out, explaining that all too often tall fighters illegally use their extended lead hand as a “range finder”. The situation presented itself saturday night when the taller man, Postol, started using his extended left as a range finder for his power punch, the right. Specifically, he held his extended left out in such a way that it would not only obstruct Aydin’s vision, it would also act as a similar instrument used with a gun for estimating the distance to Aydin’s head. In this case, the projectile was Postol’s power loaded right.