Regis Prograis (22-0, 19 KOs) and his trainer Bobby Benton are confident of getting the win over Terry Flanagan and progressing to the Ali Trophy Super-Lightweight Semi-Finals when the two meet on October 27 at the U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, USA.
“Can Flanagan take my punch… my power?” questioned Prograis at a media workout at New Orleans Boxing Club. “I can do it all. Adjustments can be made for 12 rounds or I can end it quickly.”
On his chances of lifting the Ali Trophy, the American said: “I’m destined to win this tournament and Flanagan is just one stepping stone. I’ll prove it on October 27th. Just be there.”
Prograis has been through some tough sparring in the build-up for the quarter-final, including Ukrainian Taras Shelestyuk, the 2012 Olympic welterweight bronze medalist who as a pro is 16-0 with 10 knockouts.
“This is a tough fight with the former WBO world champion who has one loss via split decision,” said Bobby Benton, Prograis’ trainer.
“Flanagan is rough and fights dirty. It is the toughest fight for us so far but we are fully prepared for anything Flanagan brings. Regis is destined for greatness.”
October 27th, U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, USA – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals:
Regis Prograis (United States) vs. Terry Flanagan (England) – WBC Super-Lightweight Diamond Title
Ivan Baranchyk (Belarus) vs Anthony Yigit (Sweden) – IBF Super-Lightweight Championship.
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