The mandatory fight between WBC and WBO light-welterweight champion Jose Ramirez and former titlist Viktor Postol, agreed to this week, likely will take place Feb. 1 at the Mission Hills Haikou, a golf resort in the Chinese port city of Haikou, the capital of the island province of Hainan. It was reported by CNN, citing Carl Moretti, Top Rank's Vice President.
It was stated that Top Rank planned to take the fight between unified light heavyweight titlist Artur Beterbiev and mandatory challenger Meng Fanlong, of China, there on Feb. 1, but Beterbiev won't be ready in time after unification bout with Oleksandr Gvozdyk that took place on October 18.
Victor Postol held the title of WBC light-welterweight World Champion in 2015-2016. After the defeat to Terence Crawford, Ukrainian had four fights, winning three of them.
"I'm an official contender, we started negotiating. We agreed for a fight to take place on November 30, but after Ramirez became WBO World Champion, he injured his arm. He had surgery and, as I have heard, negotiations are being made in order to wait for a bit and make a fight in early February of 2020. Promoters are doing their best to keep both of Ramirez’s titles at stake," Postol said.