Regis Prograis

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Regis Prograis
Statistics
Nickname(s)Rougarou
Weight(s)Light welterweight
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach67 in (170 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1989-01-24) January 24, 1989 (age 30)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights25
Wins24
Wins by KO20
Losses1

Regis Prograis (born January 24, 1989) is an American professional boxer. He held the WBA super lightweight title from April 2019 until October 2019 and previously held the WBC interim super lightweight title in 2018. As of November 2019, he is ranked as the world's third best active light welterweight by The Ring magazine, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec. Prograis currently has an 83.3% knockout-to-win ratio.

Amateur career[edit]

Of Louisiana Creole descent[1] and originally hailing from New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina forced him to relocate to Houston, Texas in 2005. Once in Houston, Prograis began training at Savannah Boxing Club alongside Evander Holyfield which was a key factor in motivating him to take boxing seriously. He would go 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 pro in 2012.

Professional career[edit]

Since turning pro, Prograis has become a star on ShowBox, a Showtime production with 4 impressive victories. Prograis also fought at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY 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.[2] USA Today and Yahoo Sports has recognized Prograis as a legitimate world title contender. Regis is represented by boxing promoter Lou DiBella.[3]

Prograis chose his nickname, "Rougarou", to pay homage to his grandfather, who is of Native American descent.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
25 fights 24 wins 1 loss
By knockout 20 0
By decision 4 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
25 Loss 24–1 United Kingdom Josh Taylor MD 12 Oct 26, 2019 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England Lost WBA (Super) light welterweight title;
For IBF and vacant The Ring light welterweight titles;
World Boxing Super Series: Super lightweight final
24 Win 24–0 Belarus Kiryl Relikh TKO 6 (12), 1:36 Apr 27, 2019 United States Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S. Won WBA light welterweight title;
World Boxing Super Series: Super lightweight semi-final
23 Win 23–0 United Kingdom Terry Flanagan UD 12 Oct 27, 2018 United States Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. World Boxing Super Series: Super lightweight quarter-final
22 Win 22–0 Argentina Juan Jose Velasco TKO 8 (12), 1:59 Jul 14, 2018 United States Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 Namibia Julius Indongo TKO 2 (12), 2:54 Mar 9, 2018 United States Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood, South Dakota, U.S. Won vacant WBC interim light welterweight title
20 Win 20–0 United States Joel Díaz Jr TKO 2 (10), 2:55 Jun 9, 2017 United States Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S. Retained NABF light welterweight title
19 Win 19–0 Colombia Wilfredo Buelcas KO 1 (10), 2:07 Feb 11, 2017 United States Hard Rock Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Retained NABF light welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 Colombia Luis Eduardo Florez TKO 4 (10), 1:47 Jun 25, 2016 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant NABF light welterweight title
17 Win 17–0 Mexico Aaron Herrera KO 1 (10), 2:17 Mar 25, 2016 United States Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Abel Ramos RTD 8 (10), 3:00 Dec 11, 2015 United States Bayou Event Center, Houston, Texas, U.S. Won vacant NABF Junior light welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 United States Amos Cowart UD 8 Aug 7, 2015 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Abraham Alvarez TKO 1 (6), 1:28 Apr 17, 2015 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Héctor Velázquez TKO 5 (8), 2:59 Jan 9, 2015 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Jeff Humphries KO 1 (6), 1:43 Nov 6, 2014 United States Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, Louisiana, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Mario Hermosillo TKO 4 (6), 1:24 Oct 8, 2014 United States Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States Marteze Logan TKO 2 (4), 0:31 Jun 27, 2014 United States Houston Athletic Fencing Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Aaron Anderson TKO 5 (6) Jun 7, 2014 United States Jackson County Civic Centre, Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Felipe Reyes TKO 6 (6), 2:45 Apr 24, 2014 United States Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Miguel Alvarez TKO 3 (4), 2:59 Nov 30, 2013 United States Belle of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States James Harrison UD 6 Oct 3, 2013 United States Gretna Heritage Festival, Gretna, Louisiana, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Adauto Gonzalez UD 4 Jun 6, 2013 United States Landmark Hotel, Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States David Green TKO 2 (4), 2:59 Jan 10, 2013 United States Bayou Event Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Anthony Little TKO 2 (4), 2:19 Nov 30, 2012 United States Hurst Conference Centre, Hurst, Texas, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Aaron Anderson KO 4 (4) 2:20 Aug 25, 2012 United States Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, Texas City, Texas, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Carl Almirol KO 1 (4), 2:01 Apr 28, 2012 United States The Royal Palace, Houston, Texas, U.S.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Going Back to My Roots: The Odyssey of Regis "Rougarou" Prograis". 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Prospect of the year: Errol Spence Jr". 2015-12-30.
  3. ^ "Unbeaten knockout artist Regis Prograis recognizes a boxer has more than one job to do".
  4. ^ "Eyeing world title shot, boxer Regis Prograis releases emotional video touting his ties to New Orleans". 22 February 2018.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Lucas Matthysse
WBC light welterweight champion
Interim Title

March 9, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Status changed
Vacant
Preceded by
Kiryl Relikh
WBA light welterweight champion
April 27, 2019 – October 26. 2019
Succeeded by
Josh Taylor
as Unified champion