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20 AUGUST 2018

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Prograis Focused On The Prize


Undefeated 140-pound contender Regis "Rougarou" Prograis remains focused on the prize despite the recent change in opponent for his March 9 showdown for the Interim WBC Super Lightweight Championship.
Prograis will now face former unified world champion Julius Indongo in the 12-round main event of a Showtime televised card live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota.
The southpaw Indongo replaced Viktor Postol, who was forced to withdraw from the bout on Monday with a hand injury.
"Lou called and told me about what happened to Viktor Postol and that Indongo could be the new opponent and I said yes immediately," said Prograis. "I always want to fight the best and with Indongo being a former unified champion, he brings a great deal of credibility to the fight. Both of his titles were won on the road in Russia and Scotland, so I know how fearless and determined he will be.
"I had to switch up my training a little for sparring with Indongo being a lefty and a little taller, but I’m sparring with middleweights. I’ve heard how hard he hits and I want to be fully prepared. Maybe down the line Postol and I could still fight, but I’m only focused on Indongo now. This is my time and my year to shine. I’m ready to put on a spectacular performance on March 9."
"This fight came together in a matter of two phone calls - one to Prograis and one to Indongo - and that speaks volumes about the championship mentality of both fighters," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "Prograis wanted to fight the best fighter available, even if that fighter presented a different style and was recently a unified champion. Indongo immediately jumped at the opportunity to again be a champion. They are true professionals and their desire to fight will be evident in the ring.



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