At the age of 34, Viktor is a 10-year pro. A former WBC super lightweight world champion, he won the title in October, 2015, with a spectacular one-punch 10th-round knockout against Lucas Matthysse. Viktor lost the title by 12-round unanimous decision in a title unification bout against WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford in July, 2016.
Viktor has been trained for his last four fights in the United States by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and his assistant, Marvin Somodio, at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles, California. Viktor’s original trainer and father-figure, Alexandr Polishchuk, is also always in his corner.
In his last fight on September 16 in Kiev, Ukraine, Viktor won a 10-round unanimous decision against Jamshidbek Najmiddinov.
Boxingscene.com’s Anton Gorunov and Alexey Sukachev reported from ringside [excerpts]: Viktor Postol was expected to get an easy win over previously undefeated, yet untested Uzbek Jamshidbek Najmiddinov. He got what he had wished for – a victory – but it was much harder than he expected.
Najmiddinov, fighting for the first tine out of his native land, was moving and running rather than fighting. Postol was using his straight right hands to control the Uzbek, while the latter tried to catch Postol with hard swings.
The Uzbek had been missing them all up until the fifth when one of his left hooks put Postol down hard. The Ukrainian got up but was wobbly.
However, from round six Postol slowly got back to his usual self and dominated the rest of the fight over the overcautious Uzbek.
All three judges awarded the fight to Postol: 98-92, 97-92, and 97-92. [End Boxingscene.com item]