Can Viktor Postol overcome the odds against Terence Crawford on Saturday? LAS VEGAS – Viktor Postol’s introduction to Freddie Roach wasn’t quite as random as Manny Pacquiao’s, but Postol is hopeful that aligning with the seven-time Trainer of the Year can have a fraction of the positive impact upon him that it had on the Filipino superstar. Roach turned Pacquiao from a good but unknown fighter with plenty of flaws into a world champion in a record eight weight divisions.
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LAS VEGAS – Fighting for a world title Saturday on boxing’s biggest stage means the world to rising featherweight star Oscar Valdez Jr. But it doesn’t change how he approaches this fight — or any fight. “To be quite honest with you he’s motivated for every fight,” said Manuel Robles, Valdez’s trainer. “We treat every fight as a world title fight. There’s no such thing as a tuneup fight. Every fight he comes prepared 100%.” Nonetheless, winning a title will be the culmination of a lifelong dream. “I’m very excited that this is going to be for a world title,” the handsome two-time Mexican Olympian told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. “If it was or it wasn’t, I was going to be 100% ready for this