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In a unification world title fight, Terence Crawford (Bud) and Viktor Postol (The Iceman) put their super-lightweight belts on the line. Crawford brings the WBO belt. Postol brings the WBC belt. The winner also wins the vacant Ring Magazine title. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.
This fight between Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol took place on at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US.
At 180 cm, Viktor Postol is the taller of the two by 7 cms; Terence Crawford is 173 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Crawford has longer reach of 188 cm, which is 1 cm longer than Postol's 187 cm. Crawford also has a 8 cm ape index advantage over Postol.
Crawford is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 28-0 (20 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 26 days ago against Hank Lundy, which he won via 5th round TKO.
Postol also comes in with an undefeated record of 28-0 (12 KOs). His last fight was 9 months and 20 days ago against Lucas Matthysse, which he won via 10th round KO.
Terence Crawford is a switch-hitter, he can fight out of both the orthodox and the southpaw stances. Viktor Postol fights out of the orthodox stance.
On the day of the fight, Crawford will be 28 years and 9 months old. Postol will be 32 years and 6 months old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 67-33 in favor of Terence Crawford. Here is the prediction for Crawford vs Postol.
Terence Crawford defeated Viktor Postol via 12 round UD to win the WBC and vacant The Ring super-lightweight titles and retain the WBO super-lightweight title. Postol's undefeated record of 28 wins comes to an end, and Crawford advances his win streak to 29. Crawford is now 29-0, and Postol 28-1.