Danny Garcia Vacates WBC Title Danny 'Swift' Garcia has vacated his belt and stepped down as the WBC Super Lightweight Champion. ________________________________________________________________________________ This comes as almost no surprise really, as Garcia has not defended his title since March 2014. Garcia is currently preparing to fight in a non-title fight against Paulie Malignaggi on August 1st. As a result, Garcia was faced…
Lucas Matthysse faces Victor Postol in October
Lucas Matthysse faces Victor Postol
Rapid punching Lucas Matthysse of Argentina is set to return to the ring against Ukraine’s Victor Postol on October 3 at the Stub Hub Center for the vacant WBC junior welterweight title that Danny Garcia relinquished last month.
The undefeated Danny Garcia is the 140-pound champion according to the Transnational Boxing Ranking Board, who will be fighting Paulie Malignaggi this Saturday on ESPN at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) registered three wins after a unanimous decision loss over Danny Garcia in 2013. He’s looking to continue his 3-fight winning streak against undefeated Victor Postol.
He defeated John Molina Jr. and Roberto Ortiz inside the distance and a majority decision over hard hitting Ruslan Provodnikov in his last fight.
Victor Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) is the mandatory challenger for Garcia’s WBC 140-pound title. Garcia instead of defending his title, chose to face the brash talking Malignaggi this Saturday, because of a weight issue.
Postol got a decision victory over Jake Giuriceo in his last fight. He also came back from a slow start over Selcuk Ayden and scored an 11th round knockout.
“Viktor is a tremendous boxer-puncher, and we give him a helluva shot to beat Lucas Matthysse,” said Bob Arum.
However, Matthysse has different a view of his opponent:
“Postol is tall like John Molina, but Molina came to fight. Postol, I don’t think so.” said Matthysse.
“He moves his left very well, fights at a distance, seems fast on his feet, and has excellent head movement.
Against Aydin he got off to a slow start but then dominated and got the knockout. He’s good, but I’m confident that I’ll be the WBC World Champion.”