Garcia-Peterson: Viktor Postol To Face Jake Giuriceo

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 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 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     

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Teetotaler on 04-03-2015

Why isn't it postol-garcia? I thought the whole point of postol moving aside was for a unification bout can happen. Which isn't

Comment by Bronx2245 on 04-03-2015

Hopefully we'll see Crawford vs. Postol this year on HBO. Postol will not see Danny Garcia or Lamont Peterson. Maybe he can get Jessie Vargas?

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 04-03-2015

is cuenca fighting also on that card? i read that he is. cuenca is the mandatory for peterson's belt

Comment by SalimShady1212 on 04-03-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;15529949]LOL, so now he has a mandatory he paid off with the interim champion being next in line.... and then I bet they have to fight each other to create a new mandatory position.[/QUOTE] Lol there's a good chance Danny…

Comment by Hougigo on 04-03-2015

[QUOTE=Salim_Shady96;15529922]Strong rumours that Matthysse vs Provodnikov is going to be for the interim title.[/QUOTE] LOL, so now he has a mandatory he paid off with the interim champion being next in line.... and then I bet they have to fight…

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