Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol Betting Preview – August 29, 2020

| August 25, 2020 3:17 am PDT

It’s a case of third time lucky for boxing fans as a highly anticipated clash between WBC/WBO junior welterweight titlist Jose Ramirez and his WBC mandatory, Viktor Postol, finally happens on August 29.

This fight was previously slated for February 2 and May 9, but both dates were subsequently scrapped due to the lockdown on international travel earlier this year. Thankfully, it appears that this fight will go forward, albeit, behind closed doors.

Postol will be hoping to play the role of party pooper at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, but he will have a lot on his plate with the 25-0 light welterweight kingpin.

So, can former WBC light-welterweight champ Postol improve on his 31-2 record? Or will Ramirez be too hot for the 36-year-old to handle? 

Join me in my Ramirez vs. Postol betting preview as I take a look at the odds and best bets, before breaking down what you need to know about this fight. Before I do that, you can have my pick for Ramirez vs. Postol.

Ramirez vs. Postol – Who Wins this Fight?

  • Jose Ramirez by Decision

Ramirez is unbeaten in 25 professional fights. That said, he is facing the toughest opponent of his career in Viktor Postol on August 29, and cannot afford a poor performance.

That said, I think this is the best version of Postol we have seen. He appears to be slowing down, and at 38, beating Ramirez might be a bridge too far. 

Latest Ramirez vs. Postol Odds

  • Jose Ramirez to Win -750
  • Viktor Postol to Win +560

The odds for Ramirez vs. Postol are available to view at all the best boxing betting sites, so make sure to check them out. 

I’m not surprised in the slightest to see Ramirez priced as an exceptionally high favorite for this clash. Even if this has the makings of a war, the American is going to be heavily backed. 

Postol’s odds almost certainly look prettier. The question is, will he be worth backing in this fight? He is probably a little past his best by now, right?

Ramirez vs. Postol Best Bets

There are three bets that I would recommend looking at ahead of this fight. As I write this, unfortunately, the props for the clash have not been released. That means that I can’t give you an opinion on them.

What I will though, however, point you in the right direction. So, here are the top three bets to target for Ramirez vs. Postol, as well as a little explanation why.

Ramirez to Win on Points

The most likely scenario in this fight is a tough points win for Ramirez. 

Yes, Postol is on the decline, but he is hard as nails. The Ukrainian has never been stopped in his career and has only lost to Terence Crawford and Josh Taylor. 

Betting on a points win for Ramirez is bound to be better value than taking the moneyline.

Ramirez to Win by KO/TKO

Of course, if you’re looking for much better odds than what you will get on Ramirez to win or to win on points, the stoppage is where it’s at.

Now, I’m not very confident that Postol will be stopped. But Ramirez does have solid power and a desire to cause damage, and that could lead to trouble for the veteran.

That said, Ramirez can be stiff on the inside, so he will need to be very careful if he is looking to headhunt.

Postol to Win

Crazier things have happened, right?

Postol is still a quality fighter, even if he is not what he was even a few years ago. We all remember when he knocked out Lucas Matthysse in 2015, right? Well, a win over Ramirez would be the biggest upset of his career bar none. 

Why Ramirez Beats Postol

At 28, Ramirez is only approaching his prime while Postol, a full ten years older, is on the decline.

Ramirez will be happier to have had even more time to prepare for the Ukrainian on account of the postponed bouts earlier this year, and should feel confident enough of having what it takes to drag his senior to the cards. 

One of Postol’s greatest tools is, or at least, was his high output. He makes you work and capitalizes from any stutters in step. But can he keep a high tempo up against a powerful guy like Ramirez for 12 rounds? I don’t think so.

It might not be the greatest exhibition of technical boxing, but I bet Ramirez vs. Postol will be a battle. I also expect Postol to show signs of aging in the later rounds, with Ramirez establishing himself with more aplomb as the fight goes on.

Points decision for Ramirez? I’ll take that.

Wrap Up

Ramirez vs. Postol goes down on Saturday, August 29 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. It will signal the return of major boxing to Paradise, and I for one cannot wait for that.

I mean, it’s going to be a real fight to wager on, right? Not like betting on Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., which appears to be more of a publicity stunt, huh? Or is it? 

Whatever happens, I’ll be tuning in on August 29 for Ramirez vs. Postol.

Good luck with your bets. I’ll have my fingers crossed for you!

Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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