Lucas Matthysse: Exciting KO artist to face undefeated foeWritten by Joshua Broom
HBO Boxing kick starts its fall lineup with a vacant 140 lb WBC title tilt featuring popular knockout artist and former Interim WBC Junior Welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (37-3 34 KO) vs undefeated Ukranian Viktor Postol (27-0 11 KO)
This title bout will take place at popular StubHub Center in Carson California.
The exciting Matthysse, now 32, defeated popular contender John Molina Jr. via thrilling 11th round KO in 2014's Fight of the Year that took place at the StubHub Center in Carson California. He is coming off another hard fought war in which he bested former WBO 140 lb champion Ruslan Provodnikov via a rousing 12 round unanimous decision in April.
The undefeated, highly touted Postol, 31, is coming into his title bout with Matthysse after an 8 round tuneup shutout unanimous decision victory over Jake Giuriceo in April. The win followed his besting of former longtime #1 Welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin by 11th round KO in May of last year.
The winner of this fight is slated to have a mandatory defense against against fast rising contender, 24 year old "Young Master" Amir Imam (18-0 15 KO) at some point in 2016. Imam earned a mandatory shot at the Matthysse vs Postol winner for the WBC 140 lb title by knocking out Fernando Angulo in thrilling fashion in a recent title eliminator.
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