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Viktor Postol calls out Terence Crawford following Matthysse win

Viktor Postol beat Lucas Matthysse, and now he wants Terence Crawford.

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

Viktor Postol turned a lot of heads last night by not just beating the favored Lucas Matthysse, but breaking his will and knocking him out with a right hand in the 10th round. And while over on Showtime, Adrien Broner was calling out a journeyman fighter, Postol turned his attention to the other top fighter at 140 pounds: Terence "Bud" Crawford.

Crawford (26-0, 18 KO) has a WBO title defense coming up on October 24 in Omaha, where he'll face fringe contender Dierry Jean. Jean isn't a bad fighter or anything, but Crawford is expected to handle that fight with ease, and while the fact we're talking about an upset right now does not escape me, this is a different level. Many -- including myself -- thought Postol had a good chance at an upset. Not in the way he did it, but a good chance at the upset. He was a live dog. Jean (29-1, 20 KO), with all due respect, is not really a live dog. Just a regular underdog.

Postol (28-0, 12 KO) wants to fight Crawford, and it sounds like Crawford is open to fighting anyone, too, including Postol.

On paper, this is a terrific fight to make right now, as it would pit the Nos. 1 and 2 fighters, in whichever order, in the division. And both are with Top Rank, so it could be very doable for 2016, at least if Top Rank wants to make that fight and not milk them both as HBO headliners for at least the short term.

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