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Regis Prograis

Regis Prograis

American boxer
Regis Prograis
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American boxer
Is Athlete Boxer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 January 1989, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Age 32 years
Star sign Aquarius
Stats
Height: 173 cm
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The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Regis Prograis (born January 24, 1989) is an American professional boxer. He held the WBA light welterweight title in 2019 and the WBC interim light welterweight title in 2018. As of February 2021, he is ranked as the world's third best active light welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, second best by The Ring magazine and fourth best by BoxRec. Prograis currently has an 83.3% knockout-to-win ratio.

Prograis chose his nickname, "Rougarou", Louisiana French for 'werewolf', to pay homage to his grandfather, who is of Native American descent.

Amateur career

Prograis is of Louisiana Creole descent and originally from New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina forced him to relocate in 2005 to Houston, Texas, where he began training at Savannah Boxing Club alongside Evander Holyfield which was a key factor in motivating him to take boxing seriously. He went on to build a remarkable 87-7 amateur record. As an amateur, Prograis was ranked #4 in the United States, the 2009 Ringside World Champion, 2010 HORN National Champion, won regional Golden Gloves and competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials before turning professional in 2012.

Professional career

Since turning professional, Prograis has fought at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on the undercard of the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter fight, which was the first primetime boxing event televised on CBS in over 40 years. In 2015, he was recognized by ESPN as a Prospect of the Year candidate. USA Today and Yahoo Sports has recognized Prograis as a legitimate world title contender. Regis is represented by the boxing promoter Lou DiBella.

On 27 October, 2018, Prograis faced Terry Flanagan as a part of the World Boxing Super Series super lightweight quarter-final. Prograis dominated Flanagan for most of the fight and managed to send him to the canvas once in the eighth round. All three judges saw it in favor of Prograis, scoring the fight 119-108, 118-109 and 117-110.

As a part of the WBSS super lightweight semi-finals, Prograis faced Kiryl Relikh, ranked no. 4 at super lightweight by The Ring, for his WBA super lightweight title. Prograis had a great performance, defeating and stopping Relikh in the sixth round, to win his first world title.

In the final, Prograis was slated to face IBF world super lightweight and The Ring super lightweight champion Josh Taylor. Predictions before the fight were split, since both fighters had an unmblemished record as pros, were world champions and the top of their game. The fight lived up to the expectations, as both fighters fought masterfully over twelve rounds, and the win could have gone either way. The judges ultimately scored it 117-112 and 115-113 in favour of Taylor, and one judge had it a draw, 114-114.

On 31 Ocobter, 2020, Prograis had his first comeback fight against Juan Heraldez. Prograis dominated his opponent and managed to finish him in the third round, with 1:23 left on the clock.

Professional boxing record

27 fights 26 wins 1 loss
By knockout 21 0
By decision 5 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
27 Win 26–1 Ivan Redkach TD 6 (10), 1:21 Apr 17, 2021 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
26 Win 25–1 Juan Heraldez TKO 3 (10), 1:23 Oct 31, 2020 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
25 Loss 24–1 Josh Taylor MD 12 Oct 26, 2019 The O2 Arena, London, England Lost WBA (Super) light welterweight title;
For IBF and vacant The Ring light welterweight titles;
World Boxing Super Series: Super lightweight final
24 Win 24–0 Kiryl Relikh TKO 6 (12), 1:36 Apr 27, 2019 Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S. Won WBA light welterweight title;
World Boxing Super Series: Super lightweight semi-final
23 Win 23–0 Terry Flanagan UD 12 Oct 27, 2018 Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. World Boxing Super Series: Super lightweight quarter-final
22 Win 22–0 Juan Jose Velasco TKO 8 (12), 1:59 Jul 14, 2018 Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 Julius Indongo TKO 2 (12), 2:54 Mar 9, 2018 Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood, South Dakota, U.S. Won vacant WBC interim light welterweight title
20 Win 20–0 Joel Díaz Jr TKO 2 (10), 2:55 Jun 9, 2017 Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S. Retained NABF light welterweight title
19 Win 19–0 Wilfredo Buelcas KO 1 (10), 2:07 Feb 11, 2017 Hard Rock Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Retained NABF light welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 Luis Eduardo Florez TKO 4 (10), 1:47 Jun 25, 2016 Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant WBC-NABF light welterweight title
17 Win 17–0 Aaron Herrera KO 1 (10), 2:17 Mar 25, 2016 Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Abel Ramos RTD 8 (10), 3:00 Dec 11, 2015 Bayou Event Center, Houston, Texas, U.S. Won vacant NABF Junior light welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 Amos Cowart UD 8 Aug 7, 2015 Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Abraham Alvarez TKO 1 (6), 1:28 Apr 17, 2015 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Héctor Velázquez TKO 5 (8), 2:59 Jan 9, 2015 Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Jeff Humphries KO 1 (6), 1:43 Nov 6, 2014 Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, Louisiana, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Mario Hermosillo TKO 4 (6), 1:24 Oct 8, 2014 Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Marteze Logan TKO 2 (4), 0:31 Jun 27, 2014 Houston Athletic Fencing Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Aaron Anderson TKO 5 (6) Jun 7, 2014 Jackson County Civic Centre, Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Felipe Reyes TKO 6 (6), 2:45 Apr 24, 2014 Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Miguel Alvarez TKO 3 (4), 2:59 Nov 30, 2013 Belle of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 James Harrison UD 6 Oct 3, 2013 Gretna Heritage Festival, Gretna, Louisiana, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Adauto Gonzalez UD 4 Jun 6, 2013 Landmark Hotel, Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 David Green TKO 2 (4), 2:59 Jan 10, 2013 Bayou Event Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Anthony Little TKO 2 (4), 2:19 Nov 30, 2012 Hurst Conference Centre, Hurst, Texas, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Aaron Anderson KO 4 (4) 2:20 Aug 25, 2012 Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, Texas City, Texas, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Carl Almirol KO 1 (4), 2:01 Apr 28, 2012 The Royal Palace, Houston, Texas, U.S.
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Apr 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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