Former 140-pound titleholder Viktor Postol earned another crack at a belt tonight, winning a wide decision over Mohamed Mimoune in a WBC eliminator tonight on Showtime.
Postol won on scores of 97-93, 98-92, and 99-91. Bad Left Hook had it a clean sweep for Postol, 100-90, which is also what Showtime’s Steve Farhood scored the fight.
Postol (31-2, 12 KO) just proved a level too good for Mimoune (21-3, 2 KO), a European-level fighter who was trying to prove he could compete on the world level, but just didn’t have the skills or power to do it. Postol is no powerhouse himself, but has enough to keep most guys honest, which Mimoune does not.
Postol’s very basic but effective sort of game plan allowed him to do more or less as he pleased in this fight, with no fear of what came back from Mimoune.
All in all it was a successful return to American soil for Postol, who hadn’t fought in the States since his 2016 loss to Terence Crawford.
The win gives Postol, 35, a shot at the WBC junior welterweight title sometime in the future. The belt is currently held by Jose Ramirez, who is promoted by Top Rank.
“I would like to meet Jose Ramirez and fight for the belt again,” Postol said through a translator after the fight. “I hope he’ll fight me.”