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Who won Taylor vs Postol?
Josh Taylor beat Viktor Postol by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 23rd June 2018 at The SSE Hydro in Scotland.
The scorecards were announced as 117-110, 118-110, 119-108 in favor of winner Josh Taylor.
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).
Taylor vs Postol stats
Back in June 2018, Josh Taylor stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Viktor Postol made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Taylor had a massive power advantage over Postol, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Postol's 41%.
Josh Taylor was the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
Postol had a height advantage of 1 inch over Taylor. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Josh Taylor fought out of the southpaw stance, while Viktor Postol was an orthodox fighter.
Taylor was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 year and 7 months later than Postol, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 166 less professional rounds, 127 to Postol's 293.
Josh Taylor went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC, 14 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF at super lightweight.
Viktor Postol was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 140lb division.
Taylor vs Postol form
Taylor had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Winston Campos on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Miguel Vazquez on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 9th round at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ohara Davies on 8th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Braehead Arena, Glasgow.
Before that, he had won against Warren Joubert on 24th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their CBC Commonwealth Super Lightweight championship fight at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh.
He had beat Alfonso Olvera on 28th January 2017 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Postol had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jake Giuriceo on 11th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Selcuk Aydin on 17th May 2014 by knockout in the 11th round at Forum, Inglewood.
He had beat Behzod Nabiev on 26th December 2013 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Club Sportlife, Kiev, Ukraine.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Taylor had been fighting more than Viktor Postol.
Going to this contest, Josh Taylor had last fought 3 months and 20 days ago, while Viktor Postol's last outing had been 1 year and 11 months ago.
Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Postol's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What time did Taylor vs Postol start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM BST at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom, which was 5:15 PM EST or 2:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Taylor vs Postol?
Taylor vs Postol was broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK.
What were the odds on Taylor vs Postol?
Josh Taylor was a 11/100 (-910) favourite going into the contest, while Viktor Postol made his way into the ring at 11/2 (+550) with oddsmakers.