Jose Ramirez vs Viktor Postol
Jose Ramirez hopes the third try at his first world boxing titles defense in 2020 is the charm.
Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs) is set to defend his WBO and WBC super lightweight titles against Viktor Postol (31-2, 12 KOs) at the “bubble” in Las Vegas on Aug. 29.
The fight will be shown on Hulu live sports.
The bout between WBC and IBF junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez and mandatory challenger Viktor Postol, twice postponed in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, is now expected to take place this summer, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said.
Postol (31-2, 12 KOs) once held the WBC 140-pound title. He typically trains under Freddie Roach in Los Angeles, but all gyms in the city are currently closed.
Ramirez will be relieved just to get back into action and satisfy this fight against his mandatory challenger. If the fight takes place in August, Ramirez will have been out of the ring for more than a year. His most recent bout came against Maurice Hooker on July 27, 2019. Since then, he has had his sights set on a fight against Josh Taylor, who has the other two major belts at junior welterweight.