WBA super lightweight champion Kiryl Relikh defends his title against WBC (Diamond) title holder Regis Prograis.
|Height||5′ 8″ (173 cm)||5′ 9½″ (177 cm)|
|Reach||67″ (170 cm)||67½″ (171 cm)|
|Record||23 - 0 - 0
|23 - 2 - 0
The fight will take place on April 27, 2019 at 7 pm.
Cajundome in Lafayette (Louisiana).
|Division||Boxer №1||Boxer №2|
|bantamweight||Nikolai Potapov||Stephen Young|
|super lightweight||Sonny Fredrickson||Bakhtiyar Eyubov|
|super lightweight||Mason Menard||Ariel Vasquez|
|welterweight||Jeremy Hill||Kaylyn Alfred|
|super lightweight||Jonathan Montrel||Ivan Reyes|
|light heavyweight||Sean Hemphill||Dennis Williams|
|lightweight||Selina Barios||Melissa Hernandez|
Regis Prograis is an American professional boxer.
Originally hailing from New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina forced him to relocate to Houston, Texas in 2005.
New Orleans, 08-29-05
Regis "Rougarou" Prograis
Regis Prograis has one of the more exotic nicknames in boxing, taken from a mythical creature that struck fear into the hearts of Louisiana natives.
A fast and agile figure with bone-breaking power emerging from the swamplands in search of human prey. For centuries, tales of the shape-shifting, wolf-like Rougarou have terrified children and fascinated legend hunters but remained the stuff of Louisianan folklore.
It’s just a name that jumped out at me. I think I was unbeaten in about three or four fights at the time and my manager was trying to pick out nicknames.
We were going back and forth on nicknames and I think it was my daddy that said: ‘How about The Rougarou?’. After he said it, we all just said that that was the one, and it’s stuck. It’s the perfect name for me. It’s definitely the perfect name.
Prograis took up boxing at the age of seventeen.
He fought 94 official amateur bouts, losing 7 times.
Regis Prograis is, without a doubt a good boxer, but he’s not faced, yet, anyone like me.
I’m smarter than him, and I’ve had a much better boxing school.
He’s in for a surprise.
Regis Prograis defeated Terry Flanagan (UD), Juan Jose Velasco (TKO), Julius Indongo (TKO).
Regis Prograis's victories
Regis Prograis is an undefeated professional boxer.
The defeats of Regis Prograis
Kiryl Relikh is a Belarusian professional boxer.
He is the current WBA world super lightweight champion.
Relikh trained under the guidance of former multiple world light welterweight and welterweight champion Ricky Hatton.
Kiryl Relikh and Ricky Hatton
In 2018 Kiryl Relikh defeated Eduard Troyanovsky by unanimous decision and reached the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS).
Kiryl Relikh — Eduard Troyanovsky
I could have probably knocked him out. But I wanted to go 12 rounds. When you’re fighting like Relikh, you’ve got to be prepared for that. Relikh is a champion.
Kiryl Relikh defeated Eduard Troyanovsky (UD), Rances Barthelemy (UD), Christian Ariel Lopez (TKO).
Kiryl Relikh's victories
Relikh has 2 defeats in his professional career:
In 2017, Relih lost to Rances Barthelemy, but in 2018, he defeated Barthelemy by unanimous decision, becoming the WBA world champion
The defeats of Kiryl Relikh