Going Postol: Aydin KTFO

By Robert Ecksel on May 18, 2014
Going Postol: Aydin KTFO
The customer is always right, even when the customer is wrong. (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

On the undercard of Saturday’s fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado, a WBC super lightweight eliminator between #1 ranked Viktor Postol (26-0, 11 KOs), from Kiev, Ukraine, and #2 ranked Selcuk Aydin (26-2, 19 KOs), from Hamburg, Germany, by way of Trabzon, Turkey, ended abruptly at 2:52 of the 11th round.

The 30-year-old Postol is someone to watch. Long and lean without not much power to speak of, Postol, after a shaky start, took control of the fight with his superior boxing skills.

Not that everyone is enamored of superior boxing skills. The crowd at the Forum in Inglewood, California, voiced its displeasure from the opening bell. They had come to see a fight, not a boxing match, and Postol was denying them their due, for which he was booed.

Of course the customer is always right, even when the customer is wrong. But Postol stuck to game plan by doing what he does best.

Aydin did all he could under the circumstances. He also took a lot of punishment in the process. But the Turkish Warrior’s physical disadvantages showed throughout the fight.

When Postal ended it with a dynamic one-punch KO to end it, the Forum faithful cheered. They finally got what they had come for.

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  1. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 08:37pm, 05/19/2014

    Harold Lederman saying referees miss things like Postol using left as a range finder….how’s this for being asleep at the switch….ref breaks the fighters…..Aydin hits Postol low on the break right under the refs nose….no harm….no foul…..ref says box!

  2. Darrell 06:30pm, 05/18/2014

    I thought it was a pretty good fight, certainly not a snore, and it was a pleasure to watch Postol break down Aydin, who has been a pretty able fighter.

    A vicious knockout too.

  3. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 06:27pm, 05/18/2014

    He gets pretty good leverage on that right uppercut and the KO when it finally came was brutal.

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