Get set for Prograis at a rapid rate
REGIS PROGRAIS is a throwback. He comes forward and walks you down like the American pugs of yesteryear.
Prograis is ranked No.1 in the super lightweight division by Ring Magazine and ESPN.
I’d pay to watch him any day, but will be paying particular attention tonight when he takes on undefeated Juan Jose Velasco for the WBC super-lightweight interim crown.
More important than the strap, the winner gains entry into the World Boxing Super Series 140-pound competition starting in September.
Velasco is a tidy fighter but not in the class of Prograis, who has knockout power in either hand and loves a tear-up.
This puts him right in the wheelhouse of Josh Taylor, who is already announced for the tournament and ready to fight anybody. If you are the best, as I believe Taylor is at super-lightweight, you have to be prepared to take on all-comers.
Not without justification, they call Prograis the Rougarou, which means werewolf in the Cajun French of New Orleans, where he started life before moving to Texas after the havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina 13 years ago.