Regan started boxing as a teenager under trainer Dai Gardner, who remained his trainer throughout his career. As an amateur boxer, he won several titles and competed in the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
In August 1989, Regan turned professional. He won the British and European flyweight titles before unsuccessfully challenging Alberto Jiminez for the WBO Flyweight Championship in June, 1995. In December, 1995 interim International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Championship after defeating Ferid Ben Jeddou. He won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Bantamweight champion after fighting Daniel Jiménez in Cardiff on April 26, 1996.
Regan's boxing career ended shortly after the WBO fight as he was diagnosed with glandular fever. Although he attempted to mount a comeback in 1998, he failed a brain scan and was forced to retire. He retired from boxing with a 17-2-3 record.
- List of British flyweight boxing champions
- List of European Boxing Union flyweight champions
- List of bantamweight boxing champions
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