Danny Garcia v Viktor Postol purse bid extended to October 10

Unified light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia has been given extra time to negotiate a mandatory defense of his WBC title against current number one contender Viktor Postol.

Garcia, 26 and 30 year-old Postol, who are both unbeaten, had a deadline set for Wednesday by the World Boxing Council which has now been stretched at the request of the parties involved in negotiations.

“The WBC would like to inform you that, due to a specific request from the boxers involved, it is extending the free negotiations period of the Danny Garcia v Victor Postol bout for ten days,” World Boxing News were informed by an official statement from the WBC, which went on: “Accordingly, if the parties fail to reach an agreement during the extension period, the previously announced purse bid will take place on October 10, 2014.”

There has been much speculation that champion Garcia would be moving up to 147lbs following the Puero Rican-American’s close fight with Mauricio Herrera and subsequent non-title stoppage of Rod Salka in August. Big fights against the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Devon Alexander and Keith Thurman have been dangled in front of Garcia of late, although it is though that if Golden Boy cannot provide a big enough challenge at 147, ‘Swift’ will remain at 140 and make the Postol defence.

Ukrainian Postol has stopped eleven of his 26 wins so far and manoeuvred himself into position to face Garcia with a late knockout victory over former world title challenger Selcuk Aydin last May.

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