Postol To Step Aside, Danny Garcia To Have Voluntary

By Ryan Burton

Junior welterweight contender Viktor Postol's manager, Vadim Kornilov, has advised that an agreement is nearly complete to allow WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17KOs) to have a voluntary defense before facing Postol (26-0, 11KOs), who is the WBC's #1 ranked contender.

According to Kornilov, Garcia and Postol will both have the option to take voluntary fights in the next 4 months and barring a loss, Postol will keep his mandatory position.

"There is a step aside agreement that we have almost finalized.  Postol and Garcia will both get options to take other fights over the next 4 months and then Postol will again be in the mandatory position to fight the WBC champion," Kornilov told

The chances of a Garcia-Postol fight every occurring appear very remote. Garcia fought his last fight at a catchweight above the junior welterweight 140 pound weight limit and has stated his desire to move up in weight on numerous occasions.

Another potential roadblock is the divide between Al Haymon and Top Rank Promotions. Garcia is advised by the boxing power broker Haymon while Postol is promoted by Top Rank. Over the past few years there have only been a handful of fights that have taken place between both promotional companies and they all took place because of purse bids forced by the sanctioning bodies.

Kornilov said that the plan is for Postol to return to the ring in December.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Foreign Soil on 01-23-2015

[QUOTE=jose.sooto;15310893]Well, i'd like to thank HanzGruber for bumpin this classic thread. These NSB people are something else lmfaooo[/QUOTE] Bumped it for a catchweight fight between two paper titlists? Things have gotten pretty desperate. Surely a fight with at least a…

Comment by R_Walken on 01-22-2015

[QUOTE=jose.sooto;15310899]No wonder why i'm in red, my posts actually make sense and i don't speak like a total fanboy.[/QUOTE] ^^^ Keep doing your thing Jose always enjoy your take on subjects and you don't fall into the typical groupthink that's…

Comment by mathed on 01-22-2015

[QUOTE=junior golovkin;15310939]I think Danny beat Postol if they fight this year.[/QUOTE] Danny couldn't beat Herrera, Postol breaks him to pieces.

Comment by junior golovkin on 01-22-2015

[QUOTE=jose.sooto;15310899]No wonder why i'm in red, my posts actually make sense and i don't speak like a total fanboy.[/QUOTE] I think Danny beat Postol if they fight this year.

Comment by jose.sooto on 01-22-2015

[QUOTE=jose.sooto;15016748]Guys don't be stupid. Al and GBP know they just CAN'T give Swift another soft touch. I guarentee you that Danny's next matchup is going to be pretty legit. I put that on my momma! Postol is a decent fight,…

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