Regis Prograis (born January 24, 1989) is an American professional boxer. He held the WBA light welterweight title in 2019 and the WBC interim light welterweight title in 2018. As of February 2021, he is ranked as the world's third best active light welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, second best by The Ring magazine and fourth best by BoxRec. Prograis currently has an 83.3% knockout-to-win ratio.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Reach||67 in (170 cm)|
|Born||January 24, 1989|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Wins by KO||22|
Prograis is of Louisiana Creole descent and originally from New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina forced him to relocate in 2005 to Houston, Texas, where he began training at Savannah Boxing Club alongside Evander Holyfield which was a key factor in motivating him to take boxing seriously. He went on to build a remarkable 87-7 amateur record. As an amateur, Prograis was ranked #4 in the United States, the 2009 Ringside World Champion, 2010 HORN National Champion, won regional Golden Gloves and competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials before turning professional in 2012.
Since turning professional, Prograis has fought at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on the undercard of the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter fight, which was the first primetime boxing event televised on CBS in over 40 years. In 2015, he was recognized by ESPN as a Prospect of the Year candidate. USA Today and Yahoo Sports has recognized Prograis as a legitimate world title contender. Regis is represented by the boxing promoter Lou DiBella.
On 27 October, 2018, Prograis faced Terry Flanagan as a part of the World Boxing Super Series super lightweight quarter-final. Prograis dominated Flanagan for most of the fight and managed to send him to the canvas once in the eighth round. All three judges saw it in favor of Prograis, scoring the fight 119-108, 118-109 and 117-110.
As a part of the WBSS super lightweight semi-finals, Prograis faced Kiryl Relikh, ranked no. 4 at super lightweight by The Ring, for his WBA super lightweight title. Prograis had a great performance, defeating and stopping Relikh in the sixth round, to win his first world title.
In the final, Prograis was slated to face IBF world super lightweight and The Ring super lightweight champion Josh Taylor. Predictions before the fight were split, since both fighters had an unmblemished record as pros, were world champions and the top of their game. The fight lived up to the expectations, as both fighters fought masterfully over twelve rounds, and the win could have gone either way. The judges ultimately scored it 117-112 and 115-113 in favour of Taylor, and one judge had it a draw, 114-114.
On Ocobter 31, 2020, Prograis had his first comeback fight against Juan Heraldez. Prograis dominated his opponent and managed to finish him in the third round, with 1:23 left on the clock.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|27 fights||26 wins||1 loss|
|27||Win||26–1||Ivan Redkach||TKO||6 (10), 1:21||Apr 17, 2021||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.||Originally a unanimous TD, later ruled a TKO after an incorrect referee call|
|26||Win||25–1||Juan Heraldez||TKO||3 (10), 1:23||Oct 31, 2020||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|25||Loss||24–1||Josh Taylor||MD||12||Oct 26, 2019||The O2 Arena, London, England||For vacant WBA (Super); IBF and vacant The Ring light welterweight titles;|
World Boxing Super Series: light welterweight final
|24||Win||24–0||Kiryl Relikh||TKO||6 (12), 1:36||Apr 27, 2019||Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.||Won WBA light welterweight title;|
World Boxing Super Series: light welterweight semi-final
|23||Win||23–0||Terry Flanagan||UD||12||Oct 27, 2018||Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.||World Boxing Super Series: light welterweight quarter-final|
|22||Win||22–0||Juan Jose Velasco||TKO||8 (12), 1:59||Jul 14, 2018||Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|21||Win||21–0||Julius Indongo||TKO||2 (12), 2:54||Mar 9, 2018||Mountain Grand, Deadwood, South Dakota, U.S.||Won vacant WBC interim light welterweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Joel Díaz Jr||TKO||2 (10), 2:55||Jun 9, 2017||Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.||Retained WBC–NABF light welterweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Wilfredo Buelcas||KO||1 (10), 2:07||Feb 11, 2017||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.||Retained WBC–NABF light welterweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Luis Eduardo Florez||TKO||4 (10), 1:47||Jun 25, 2016||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.||Won vacant WBC–NABF light welterweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Aaron Herrera||KO||1 (10), 2:17||Mar 25, 2016||Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Abel Ramos||RTD||8 (10), 3:00||Dec 11, 2015||Bayou City Event Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBC–NABF Junior light welterweight title|
|15||Win||15–0||Amos Cowart||UD||8||Aug 7, 2015||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Abraham Alvarez||TKO||1 (6), 1:28||Apr 17, 2015||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Héctor Velázquez||TKO||5 (8), 2:59||Jan 9, 2015||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Jeff Humphries||KO||1 (6), 1:43||Nov 6, 2014||Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, Louisiana, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Mario Hermosillo||TKO||4 (6), 1:24||Oct 8, 2014||Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Marteze Logan||TKO||2 (4), 0:31||Jun 27, 2014||Athletic Fencing Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Aaron Anderson||TKO||5 (6)||Jun 7, 2014||Jackson County Civic Centre, Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Felipe Reyes||TKO||6 (6), 2:45||Apr 24, 2014||Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Miguel Alvarez||TKO||3 (4), 2:59||Nov 30, 2013||Belle of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||James Harrison||UD||6||Oct 3, 2013||Heritage Festival, Gretna, Louisiana, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Adauto Gonzalez||UD||4||Jun 6, 2013||Landmark Hotel, Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||David Green||TKO||2 (4), 2:59||Jan 10, 2013||Bayou Event Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Anthony Little||TKO||2 (4), 2:19||Nov 30, 2012||Conference Centre, Hurst, Texas, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Aaron Anderson||KO||4 (4) 2:20||Aug 25, 2012||Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, Texas City, Texas, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Carl Almirol||KO||1 (4), 2:01||Apr 28, 2012||The Royal Palace, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
- "RANKINGS | Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- "Light welterweight ratings". The Ring. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- "BoxRec: Light welterweight ratings". boxrec.com. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- Ramon Antonio Vargas (February 22, 2018). "Eyeing world title shot, boxer Regis Prograis releases emotional video touting his ties to New Orleans". The Advocate.
- "Going Back to My Roots: The Odyssey of Regis "Rougarou" Prograis"". 10 July 2018. Archived from the original on 22 June 2019.
- Dan Rafael (December 30, 2015). "Prospect of the year: Errol Spence Jr". ESPN.
- Kevin Iole (July 7, 2017). "Unbeaten knockout artist Regis Prograis recognizes a boxer has more than one job to do". Yahoo! Sports.
- Esco, Wil (2018-10-28). "WBSS Results: Regis Prograis dominates Terry Flanagan, moves on to semifinals". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
- "Regis Prograis claims first major title in dominating fashion against Relikh". The Ring. 2019-04-27. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
- "Prograis vs Taylor - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
- "Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor report: New unified and WBSS champion crowned in London". SecondsOut Boxing News. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
- Christ, Scott (2020-10-31). "Regis Prograis batters Juan Heraldez for third round stoppage". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
- Boxing record for Regis Prograis from BoxRec
- Regis Prograis - Profile, News Archive & Current Rankings at Box.Live
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byGiovani Santillan
| WBC–NABF Junior
light welterweight champion
December 11, 2015 – June 2016
Title next held byYves Ulysse Jr.
Title last held byRashad Ganaway
| WBC–NABF light welterweight champion
June 25, 2016 – 2018
Title next held byMaxim Dadashev
|Major world boxing titles|
Title last held byLucas Matthysse
| WBC light welterweight champion
March 9, 2018 – July 14, 2018
| WBA light welterweight champion|
April 27 – October 26, 2019
Lost bid for Super title