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 Ukraine's third boxing world champion: Viktor Postol knocked out Lucas Matthysse to win WBC title. VIDEO

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Viktor Postol became the third Ukrainian professional boxing world champion.Postol knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the 10th round to win the vacant WBC junior welterweight title on Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California (USA).

Censor.NET reports citing bigmir.net.

During the first rounds Postol was nervous, but starting from the fourth round he became more confident, using his long Klychko-style jab to keep the frustrated Matthysse at bay.

In the early rounds, Matthysse delivered the harder punches. Postol stood in a traditional John L Sullivan stance and was content to throw a blow here and there and use his spindly arms to hold the smaller man and tire him out. By the fourth Postol was dictating the action with his jab and effective body punches. A frustrated Matthysse was swinging and mostly missing, unable to find the correct distance to create his knock out power. In the sixth Matthysse hit his foe with a strong straight right, but the power punches were far and few between.

By round seven, Matthysse finally found his distance and hit Postol with several straight rights and hooks. The crowd chanted "Lucas! Lucas!", but it was short-lived as Roach saw an opportunity for his fighter.

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Matthysse grew tired as the bigger man's flurries of jabs began to yield dividends. In the corner Roach told Postol: "He is dead tired. He is ready to go out. Let him come forward. Right uppercut, left hook." It was a combination they had worked on over and over at the Wild Card Gym.

Postol went into the 10th round with his trainer's advice fresh in his mind. Matthysse walked into Postol's well-practiced combination and was down. And out.

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Therefore, Postol became the third Ukrainian boxing world champion along with Volodymyr Klychko and Vasyl Lomachenko.

There were many Ukrainian fans with flags at the show. Postol himself came into the ring in a Pray for Ukraine T-shirt.

 
 
 
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