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Live stream: Terence Crawford vs Viktor Postol official announcement

Today at 4:00 p.m. ET, Top Rank will officially announce the July 23 fight between Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol.

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

It's been known for a bit now, but this afternoon the news will be made official. Terence "Bud" Crawford and Viktor Postol are signed and set for a July 23 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO pay-per-view.

Crawford (28-0, 20 KO) and Postol (28-0, 12 KO) are the two best junior welterweights in the sport right now, and both hold world titles, making this a unification fight, for whatever that's worth to you. The 28-year-old Crawford, who has the WBO belt, is coming off of a February 27 stoppage of Hank Lundy, making him 3-0 with three stoppage wins since his move up to 140 pounds last year. He was in the running to face Manny Pacquiao on April 9 before Pacquiao chose to face Timothy Bradley Jr instead.

Postol, the WBC titleholder, hasn't fought since October 3 of last year, when he took Lucas Matthysse apart and knocked him out in the 10th round, winning the vacant green belt. His last two notable fights (including a 2014 win over Selcuk Aydin) have been knockouts on HBO airwaves. At 32, he's also right in the prime of his career, and the Freddie Roach-trained Ukrainian is, on paper, the biggest threat Crawford has faced to date.

The card will also see WBO super middleweight titleholder Gilberto Ramirez (34-0, 24 KO) defend against fringe contender Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KO), the return of top featherweight prospect Oscar Valdez (19-0, 17 KO), and more.

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