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Danny Garcia agrees to fight with Viktor Postol

Danny Garcia will be staying at 140 pounds to face Viktor Postol, as the sides have reached an agreement.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Danny Garcia will face WBC mandatory challenger Viktor Postol in his next fight, it appears, as the two sides have reached a good faith agreement, canceling a purse bid that was set for the bout. The date and location of the fight has yet to be decided.

Garcia (29-0, 17 KO) has had a rocky 2014, though he has gone 2-0 on the year. He beat Mauricio Herrera a bit controversially in March when he made his debut in Puerto Rico, and came back for a derided non-title matchup with Rod Salka in August, a fight that ended predictably when Garcia destroyed the overmatched non-contender in two rounds.

Postol (26-0, 11 KO) made his HBO debut on May 17 of this year, dominating Selcuk Aydin en route to an 11th round knockout. The 30-year-old Ukrainian is a technically sound fighter who showed more power than his record might indicate in his win over the rugged Aydin. He also has wins over Hank Lundy, DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley, and Ignacio Mendoza, among others.

The 26-year-old Garcia has flirted with the idea of moving up to 147 pounds, where it's been thought he could be a potential challenger to Floyd Mayweather. But it appears he will once again be staying at 140, and facing a legitimate contender who does present some challenges on paper.

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