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Crawford Knew Postol Would Beat Matthysse, Wants Him

By Keith Idec

When asked about potential opponents, Terence Crawford mentioned Viktor Postol’s name second, right after Manny Pacquiao.

“It’d be good,” Crawford told BoxingScene.com regarding a fight against Postol. “It’d be for The Ring magazine belt, the lineal title.”

Postol was about a 3-1 underdog entering his fight against Argentine power puncher Lucas Matthysse, but the unbeaten Ukrainian out-boxed and dropped him, before eventually making Matthysse quit on one knee in the 10th round Oct. 3 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

The undefeated Crawford felt all along that Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) would beat Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs, 1 NC), so he wasn’t the least bit surprised when it happened in a HBO “Boxing After Dark” main event.

“He did good,” said Crawford, who, like Pacquiao and Postol, is promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. “He did what he was supposed to do. Being that Matthysse couldn’t handle the boxing abilities, he did what he was supposed to do.

“If you look at Matthysse’s record, you see that everybody that really boxed Matthysse, they beat him – instead of getting in the trenches and trading with him, for him to land big shots.”

Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs), a consensus top-10 fighter on most mythical pound-for-pound lists, is scheduled to return to the ring Saturday night in his native Omaha, Nebraska. The 28-year-old 140-pound champion will defend his WBO junior welterweight title against Montreal’s Dierry Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) in a 12-round main event at CenturyLink Center (HBO; 9:30 p.m. ET/PT). 

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mondoc on 10-23-2015

Crawford should not get to surpass challengers like Matthysse and Provonikov.

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 10-22-2015

Crawford is hungry. Make it happen Bob!!

Comment by Corelone on 10-22-2015

[QUOTE=vortex662290;16157111]Crawford's gives the worst interviews, but good for him for wanting that fight[/QUOTE] Maybe he can hire a clown or two, but he is alright the way he is.

Comment by Turd Best Ever on 10-22-2015

Then he better tell Scum Arum to make the fight happen. Crawford vs Matthysse or Provodnikov will also be a good fight.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-22-2015

Hey, you want boring, check out Gary Russell. I'd be all for this matchup. It would be excellent watching Crawford go postal on Postol.

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