By Francisco Salazar
While Viktor Postol continues to wait for an opportunity to fight for a world title belt, he will fight in a tune-up later this month.
Postol will fight Jake Giuriceo in a 10 round bout on April 11, manager Vadim Kornilov confirmed to BoxingScene.com late Thursday night.
The bout will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and will be part of the non-televised 'Premier Boxing Champions' card.
The Ukrainian-born Postol (26-0, 11 KOs) has not fought since May 17, when he scored a devastating 11th round knockout win over Selcuk Aydin at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Postol has been the mandatory challenger for Danny Garcia's WBC junior welterweight title. Ironically, Garcia will be fighting on the same card on April 11 against Lamont Peterson. The belt will not be on the line as both Garcia and Peterson will be fighting at a catchweight of 143 pounds.
The Garcia-Peterson bout will be televised live on NBC, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Postol agreed to a 'step-aside deal' on the condition he faces Garcia later in 2015.
Giuriceo (17-2-1, 4 KOs) has not fought since July 11, when he stopped Travis Hartman in the fourth round in Pittsburgh. The Youngstown, Ohio resident suffered back-to-back losses at the hands of Michael Clark and Peter Oluoch in 2012.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Salazar also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing