On Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Terence Crawford unified the World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Council super lightweight world titles with a twelve round unanimous decision over Viktor Postol.
Crawford, who improved to 29-0 with 20 knockouts, dropped Postol (28-1, 12KOs) twice in the fifth round to seize control of the bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with two judges scoring it 118-107 for the American and the third seeing it 117-108.
The fight was supposed to be the toughest outing in the career of Crawford, but it seemed like one of his most easiest assignments.
Before the fight, Crawford said Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa was his toughest fight to date. Gamboa gave Crawford all sorts of problems in the first four rounds of their 2014 encounter. The entire fight changed around in the fifth, when Crawford dropped him. Crawford dropped him again in the eight and then twice more in the ninth before the fight was stopped.
"I am at the top, I think my performance today put me up there," Crawford told HBO afterwards. "It was a unification fight and no-one is doing that these days, taking on a big threat who is undefeated.
"This wasn't my toughest fight. Not taking any credit away from Postol, it's just that I feel the Gamboa fight was tougher.
"We knew we were going to go in there with angles and box, take away his jab because one hand isn't going to beat me. If you are a straightforward fighter who's only got the jab, you just aren't going to beat me."