From Mike Smith: Former light welterweight champion Viktor Postol (30-2, 12 KOs) will undoubtedly be facing #4 WBC Mohamed Mimoune (21-2, 2 KOs) in a WBC 140 lb title eliminator on April 27 with the winner of the contest becoming the mandatory challenger into World Boxing Council light welterweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs).
Postol, 5’11”, vs. Mimoune, 5’10”, will soon probably be a struggle of tall, skinny mild welterweights with very little punching power. Postol recently lost a close 12 round decision to Josh Taylor continue June at The SSE Hydro, in Glasgow, Scotland in a fight that was much closer than the scores given in by the three judges. The judges had Taylor, who originates from Scotland, the winner by the scores 117-110, 118-110 and 119-108. Taylor looked like he won the fight by 2 things at the perspective of a great deal of Boxing fans.
The WBC has made a wreck of things with most of the contenders that are already waiting to their name shot against WBC light welterweight champion Jose Ramirez. Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) captured the interim WBC 140 lb title last year in March in quitting prior IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Julius Indongo with a 2nd round knockout. Prograis, 2-9, was allowed to be getting a title shot against Ramirez, but Top Rank Boxing WIShed to allow the battle jelqing, Prograis wasn’t interested in stalling out his career with that protracted process, therefore he entered the World Boxing Super Series light welterweight championship, he’s still taking part in. Last June, Josh Taylor defeated Postol with a 12 round decision to become the WBC mandatory challenger into Ramirez. As such, Prograis and Taylor have been inline to find cracks at Ramirez. The winner of the Postol vs. Mimoune fight will probably be a 2nd mandatory for Jose Ramirez. This would mean three fighters are now awaiting for Ramirez once the smoke clears out of the Postol-Mimoune fight. Fundamentally, not one of them can find a go against Ramirez, as he’s talking about wanting to move up to welterweight soon to go after the likes of WBO champion Terence Crawford.
Postol fought Taylor into a standstill. The deciding element in the fight was that the 10th round knockdown Taylor scored after nailing the Ukrainian Postol with a left hook to the mind. Postol rebounded from the loss to Taylor in defeating Siar Ozgul with A10 round points decision last November in Scotland. It’s quite possible that Postol and Josh Taylor will Meetup in the future. Taylor, Postol, Regis Prograis and Ramirez all play into the foreseeable future of the light welterweight division.
France’s Mimoune, 3-1, has won his last 10 fights since losing to Alexandre Lepelley with an eight round split decision six years ago in 2013.