HANK LUNDY FIGHTS IN THE UKRAINE TODAY
Press Release: On Thursday, March 21st, Philadelphia's Lundy (22-2-1, 11 KOs) will move up to the 140-pound division to face Viktor Postol (21-0, 10 KOs) in a twelve-round bout at Club Sportlife in Kiev, Ukraine. The 5-foot-11 Postol has only fought once on U.S. soil with the majority of his bouts being held in his native Ukraine, whereas Lundy, normally a 135 pounder has gone to war in various venues across the globe. Since 2009, the Philadelphia native has fought 10 fights at nine different venues, including stops in Quebec, where he dominated hometown favorite Omri Lowther and Chicago., where he knocked out former world titlst David Diaz.
While Postol is still unbeaten, Lundy boasts a superior edge in the strength of his competition; his losses have come against respectable John Molina and Raymundo Beltran. The two had a combined record of 45-7 when they fought Lundy.
Lundy's victories have also come against tough competition. Starting with his knockout win over Aldo Valtierra in 2009, Lundy has dusted off a variety of opponents, including Tyrese Hendrix (21-3-1), who was unbeaten at the time, former Venezuelan Olympian Patrick Lopez (21-5), current WBA lightweight titlist Richard Abril (18-3-1) and power-puncher Dannie Williams (22-3).
"Everyone knows 'Hammerin'' Hank will fight anyone, anywhere at anytime," Lundy said. "I've proven myself time and time again on the road."
Not only is he facing another tough road test, Lundy is also moving up in weight from 135 pounds to 140. Though he's fought most of his bouts in the lightweight division, Lundy has stepped up to 140 in the past, most recently against Lowther in Lowther's backyard on short notice. Thursday will be Postol's toughest test to date and perhaps his most challenging fight since he dominated former world champion DeMarcus Corley in October.
Thursday's show is promoted by Roman Valesiuk's Elite Boxing Promotion of Ukraine and will also feature a cruiserweight bout between Dmytro Kucher (20-0, 15 KOs) and Julio Cesar Dos Santos (22-1, 20 KOs). Lundy is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., of Providence, R.I. For more information, visit www.cesboxing.com.