WBC super lightweight champion Viktor Postol with trainer Freddie Roach and Top Rank’s Carl Moretti spoke with the media at the Wild Card Boxing Club.
Since you’ve been working with Freddie, what’s been the biggest improvement in your game?
VIKTOR POSTOL: Every training camp that I’m here, I’m getting more serious. I’m getting more power, more speed, learning new combinations with Freddie. Overall, improving in every fashion.
You have mentioned that Matthysse is better than Crawford. Can you tell us why?
VIKTOR POSTOL: It is my subjective opinion, but it is my opinion from what I have seen and from the opposition that Matthysse has had before he fought me and the opposition that Crawford has had I think that Matthysse is a better fighter and more experienced fighter.
Freddie, have you done anything with Postol for these last three fights that would increase his power?
FREDDIE ROACH: These last three training camps the opponents were different and we take into consideration what the other fighter brings to the table also. For Crawford we have had to get ready for lefty and orthodox styles of fighting also, and bring in the right sparring partners at the right time and work on him fighting as a southpaw and fighting as a righty so there is nothing that Crawford is going to surprise us with. We have seen a lot of tape on him. He is a good young fighter but I think we are a far better fighter because our two knockout wins in the last three fights are against far better fighters and I think Crawford is still being built up.