Josh Taylor vs. Viktor Postol - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

Viktor Postol says Josh Taylor has already earned his respect - by being brave enough to take him on in the first place.

The former WBC super lightweight champion faces the Tartan Tornado at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on Saturday night as he looks to get his career back on track.


The Ukrainian has only fought once since losing to Terence Crawford in 2016 - a fight which saw him lose his WBC title.

Taylor's promoter Barry McGuigan has already acknowledged that he has taken a risk by throwing his man in alongside the WBC's No 1 contender.

But Postol is impressed that the unbeaten Scot is willing to take that chance just 13 fights into his pro career.


This weekend's showdown is a final eliminator for the strap Postol handed over to Crawford - now held by America's Jose Ramirez following Crawford's move up to welterweight - and the Ukrainian is insistent he will not let Taylor stand in his way.

He said: "My aim is to get back on top. The two years since the Crawford fight have been an awkward situation. I have barely had a fight since that defeat and it's not been the most comfortable position to be in.

"But I'm still proud that I fought Crawford and took him the full distance. Since that fight, Crawford has moved up in weight and smashed all his opponents so losing was no disgrace.

"It's hard to say how long I'll fight on for but right now I have power and desire, so maybe another three or four years. But if I want to achieve all the things I still have plans for in boxing then it's pivotal I win this fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Marvlus Marv on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=A.K;18886997]That sounds right like I said 3rd, 8th,and 11th were swing rounds.[/QUOTE] After 8 rounds I had Vik 6 - 2 up, and on my card Josh needed 9 - 12 plus a knockdown and hey presto! he delivers the…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;18887097]Same as mine, maybe I overestimated Taylor or underestimated Postol based on his last fight, but that was a very close fight for my money. Still... damn impressive for Taylor given his relative lack of pro experience. There were definitely…

Comment by Vinnykin on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;18887194]I think Al Bernstein works for Showtime, therefore he had no dog in the fight...[/QUOTE] It's not totally about how bias other commentators are. I just found his analysis and description of what was going on to be on-point.... really…

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;18887156]Cheers mate.... rewatching the fight now, it's amazing what a good commentator does to a fight.[/QUOTE] I think Al Bernstein works for Showtime, therefore he had no dog in the fight...

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=Chrismart;18887071]❓🏆 Barry McGuigan was non-committal on whether Josh Taylor will enter the World Boxing Super Series at the post-fight presser last night. Said they’re keeping options open, but want to fight WBC champion Jose Ramirez (who…

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