Former world champion Ukrainian Viktor Postol (31-2, 12 KOs) will meet in a fight with the owner of the WBC and WBO belts in the superlight category weight Jose Ramirez (25-0, 17 KO’s).
If Victor Ramirez will win in the next match he will meet with the owner of the titles WBA and IBF. This was stated by the head of the promotion company Top Rank Bob Arum, who represents the interests of all the world Champions in the Welterweight division, according to klitschko-brothers.com.
According to Arum, the WBC/WBO, American Jose Carlos Ramirez (25-0-0, 17 KO) will face mandatory Challenger, Ukrainian Viktor Postolos (31-2-0, 12 KO) in August.
WBA / IBF, Briton Josh Taylor (16-0-0, 12 KO) will defend the titles or in the second half of August or in September. It is expected that the opponent will be the first number of the rating, Thai Apion Hongsong (16-0-0, 13 KO).
Early next year the winners of these fights should come together to fight for the title of absolute world champion.
Title chance the Postol
- 36-year-old Victor admits that this is his last chance to become a double world champion.
- Postol was already a world champion under version WBC in the period from 2015 to 2016. He won the vacant title in October 2015, the Argentinian Lucas Martin Matthysse.
- In the following battle, the Victor lost the title to American Terence Crawford.
- After the victory over Frenchman Mohammed Mimouna WBC ordered Ramirez to hold title defense.
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