Prograis puts away Heraldez
Former WBA junior welter champion Regis Prograis, on the prowl for another world title, stopped previously undefeated Juan Heraldez in round three at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Saturday night.
In the opening stanza, Prograis, a southpaw, walked forward and whacked Heraldez with a hard-straight left to the face. Heraldez tried to establish his jab but Prograis countered well. Prograis (25-1, 21 KOs) continued to punch sharply in round two. Heraldez fired a few combinations. Prograis ignored them and jabbed.
Prograis connected with a solid combination in round three. A huge left floored Heraldez. He got up on unsteady legs as Prograis came charging across the ring. A wicked left and right wobbled Heraldez. A body blow bent Heraldez in half. The referee had seen enough and waved the fight off.
The time was 1:23 seconds into round three.
“I sill feel I’m the best at one hundred and forty pounds,” said Prograis. Me and Josh Taylor have to have a rematch.”