By Ryan Burton
Junior welterweight contender Viktor Postol's manager, Vadim Kornilov, has advised BoxingScene.com 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 BoxingScene.com.
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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