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Who won Russell vs Postol?
Gary Antuanne Russell beat Viktor Postol by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 26th February 2022 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Chris Colbert losing to Hector Luis Garcia. Also, on the undercard Jerwin Ancajas lost to Fernando Martinez for the IBF World Junior Bantamweight belt.
Russell vs Postol stats
Back in February 2022, Gary Antuanne Russell stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Viktor Postol made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Russell had a massive power advantage over Postol, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Postol's 39%.
Gary Antuanne Russell was the younger man by 13 years, at 25 years old.
Postol had a height advantage of 1 inch over Russell. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Gary Antuanne Russell fought out of the southpaw stance, while Viktor Postol was an orthodox fighter.
Russell was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 9 year and 5 months later than Postol, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 247 less professional rounds, 46 to Postol's 293.
Viktor Postol was ranked number 8 by the WBC in the 140lb division.
Russell vs Postol form
Russell remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jovanie Santiago on 29th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jose Marrufo on 8th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.
Going into that contest, he had won against Juan Huertas on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Before that, he had beat Luis Ronaldo Castillo on 21st September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rabobank Theater, California.
He had defeated Larry Ventus on 13th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
Postol had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jose Carlos Ramirez on 29th August 2020 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Mohamed Mimoune on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Josh Taylor on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Terence Crawford on 23rd July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBO World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Lucas Martin Matthysse on 3rd October 2015 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gary Antuanne Russell had been fighting more than Viktor Postol.
Going to this contest, Gary Antuanne Russell had last fought 8 months and 28 days ago, while Viktor Postol's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 28 days ago.
Russell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Postol's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
What time did Russell vs Postol start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Russell vs Postol?
Russell vs Postol was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Russell vs Postol?
Gary Antuanne Russell was a 3/25 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Viktor Postol made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.