If Garcia Dumps Belt, Maybe Matthysse and Postol Fight For It

Another visit to Rumorville: We’re hearing that Danny Garcia will ditch his WBC 140 pound crown, and that smasher Lucas Matthysse will be paired up against technician Viktor Postol to vie for the vacated scrap.

So, what about it, WBC prez Mauricio Sulaiman? Nothing like that in the works as of right now, Mauricio told me Wednesday night.

Postol’s manager Vadim Kornilov wasn’t in Sgt. Schultz mode: “Postol might fight Matthysse, but I didn’t know Garcia already vacated?”

He hasn’t as of this minute but who knows when a shoe drops.

Garcia’s advised by Al Haymon and that guy moves a lot of pieces on a lot of chess boards, so who knows how this will play out. Who does? The Wizard of Al.

Yes, Kornilov acknowledged, it’s feeling like this plan is currently in the works…

I left a message with Angel Garcia but didn’t hear back. We’d like to know what Garcia will do, who he’d fight, and at what weight, and when…

Postol is a 30-year-old Ukrainian with a 26-0 (just 11 KOs) record who popped on mass radars when he scored a KO11 win over Selcuk Aydin four months ago. The 31-year-old Argentine Mattysse holds a 36-3 mark, with 34 KOs. He beat up overmatched Roberto Ortiz in round two in his last outing, on Sept. 6. His losses are to Zab Judah, and Devon Alexander, and Garcia (decision) last September. The 29-0 Garcia, age 26, stomped out Rod Salka in his last go, last month, and has outgrown the weight class. We can see Postol outboxing Matthysse, but what do we know, really?

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COMMENTS

-riverside :

Im not too sold on postal abilities, his best win was against an easy to hit Aydin, Very limited Secuk was way over rated. interesting to see who Danny Garcia fights next?. Garcia Vs Postal would of been good fight, But I think Danny would of toppled him. Now I like Mathysse over Postal, I think we all have the GGG syndrone, thinking all the eastern Europen boxer will duplicate him. there is only one GGG, comes every 100 years.


-oubobcat :

Its really tough for me to get a read on Postol. He is tall and lanky and could cause a lot of guys problems. He has wins over Lundy and Aydin so has beat the "B" level of fighter. He uses a solid jab to keep distance and is not a bad inside fighter. He also has mastered the art of clinching, not too much but at the right times, to keep his opponents off balance and constantly resetting. I wonder though how Postol will react in a fight when things maybe are not going his way. So far in his career things have for the most part gone his way in fights and he has been in control. How about when he is not in control and the other guy keeps pressing the action not discouraged by his style? How will he respond to the pressure and some adversity? Postol is also tall and lanky and past history in the sport has indicated that those guys don't always have the best chins. Postol's chin has never been tested and I wonder what would happen if say Matthysse him him flush. The jury is really still out on Postol. His style could make for a very dangerous fight for someone or he could be exposed at the top level. I don't know. That makes a matchup with Matthysse very interesting to me. It could be a one round blowout for Matthysse or could be a tough fight for him in which he can't figure out the style of Postol.


-SouthPawFlo :

Is Al Haymon hypnotizing his guys or something, fighters fight their whole career to become a world champion, they dream about it when they are in the amateurs and Al just got guys giving away Belts!!! First Quillin and now Possibly Garcia?!!!


-The Shadow :

Is Al Haymon hypnotizing his guys or something, fighters fight their whole career to become a world champion, they dream about it when they are in the amateurs and Al just got guys giving away Belts!!! First Quillin and now Possibly Garcia?!!!
He has a hypnotist who persuades fighters left and right. His name is Ben. He's the true power wielder behind Team Haymon.


-Skibbz :

Is Al Haymon hypnotizing his guys or something, fighters fight their whole career to become a world champion, they dream about it when they are in the amateurs and Al just got guys giving away Belts!!! First Quillin and now Possibly Garcia?!!!
Ha.... Made me chuckle I think you've got a serious point SouthPaw. @Oubobcat I've watched Postol since his first 12 rounder. At that time I asked a friend of mine who knows the Russian scene inside out and he told me Vik P was a strong amateur with 220 W's but not amongst the best of the best. His performance was impressive although the opponent admittedly was not up to par however game. Since then he's beaten a string of good boxers, tricky fighters and fighters with some real toughness. Fighting Americans in the States hasn't fazed him and at 29 (I believe) he is ready to embark on the biggest fight of his career. He's tough, as with all taller fighters they can be clipped by looping shots but this isn't something new to him and he has for as long as I have watched him been able to keep shorter and stockier adversaries at arms length where he prefers them to be. The power isn't phenomenal but hard enough to keep you at bay - you can't eat them all night without getting marked up pretty bad. He's also game which is great and will help him against Matthysse. Matthysse will have to fight past the long reach of Postol. Postol is extremely adept at keeping a shorter opponent at bay and if he's focused and doesn't get dragged into a slugfest with the banger he should have a good chance, better than Matthysse for my money. Now i'm not saying Postol is the new king of the division, not by a long shot, but if he sticks to the right plan he has the beating of Matthysse. If he succumbs to the pressure, freezes and loses focus at any point it will be Mattyhsse who will be crowned the new world champ. Either way now with the cotton wrapped champ is looking to vacate the division let's hope we get some good fights for the strap... Also would anyone be surprised if Broner Matthysse fight it out? Is that a possibility? Someone please inform me.


-brownsugar :

Postol is all wrong for Mattysse.... Decent boxers can get by Mattysse with a contraversial win. (Judah, Alexander) Good boxers beat Mattysse (Garcia). Postol may be an unknown commodity, but he's a far better boxer than Mattysse has been in the ring with in quite a while. And let's not forget that Selcuk was a strong welterweight so don't look for Postol to be overwhelmed.


-King Beef :

Or better yet, a nice little 6 or 8 man tournament for the belt. Toss in Peterson, Mattysse, Broner, Prov, Vargas, Alvarado, etc..