In tonight's HBO World Championship Boxing co-feature, junior welterweight contender Viktor Postol stayed undefeated with an 11th round TKO of Selcuk Aydin, largely dominating the fight before scoring a big uppercut that crumbled the Turkish veteran and ended the night.
Postol (26-0, 11 KO) was busier than the more rugged but limited Aydin (26-3, 19 KO), and came back from being wobbled in the opening frame to outbox Aydin over the remainder of the fight, slowly but surely busting him up and doing some damage, eventually scoring the stoppage.
According to CompuBox, Postol landed 395 of 1105 total punches (36% connect rate) compared to Aydin's 118 for 393 (30%). Postol was very busy in the fight, largely using his jab to frustrate Aydin and keep him at bay. Postol landed 235 of 484 power punches (49%), with Aydin at 71 of 195 (36%). Aydin just never found a real rhythm. BLH had Postol up 98-92 at the time of the stoppage.
This win puts the 30-year-old Ukrainian in line, perhaps, for a shot at the WBC junior welterweight title, currently held by Danny Garcia. Whether that fight happens or not is another story. Overall, this was a good performance for Postol, but the LA crowd wasn't into the fight or the style which dominated the action, but Postol will probably get back on TV at some point. Aydin, on the other hand, may be done on American shores as anything more than an opponent.