Regis Prograis (23-0, 20 KOs) defeated Terry Flanagan (33-2, 13 KOs) via unanimous decision to move on to the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament.
Prograis showed why he believes he is the best in the division, by slowly dismantling former champion Terry Flanagan. The judge’s scorecards read 119-108, 118-109, 117-110.
Prograis put on a show for his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, giving his fans a great offensive and defensive boxing clinic. He told the world what he wanted to do beforehand and he lived up to it. “I’m going to beat the piss out of Terry Flanagan,” said Prograis before the bout–and he stood by his word.
The punch output was in favor of Prograis by a wide margin, but his defense was the most impressive tool in this fight. Most of the night Flanagan was swinging and missing.
Prograis dropped Flanagan with a perfectly placed overhand left in the eighth round, then continued to maul Flanagan after the knockdown. Flanagan survived the round on wobbly legs–battered and bloody.
Flanagan had no answer for the speed, power and defense of Prograis. This shows in the CompuBox stats as he didn’t throw many punches.
Prograis pushed for the knockout in Rounds 11 and 12, but couldn’t finish the job. He talked about Flanagan’s power and awareness. As a former champion he knew how to survive when needed.
Prograis has star potential and he continues to shine in every fight growing his stardom in the Super Lightweight division. This tournament will do wonders for his name, as it did for the likes of Oleksandr Usyk and Super Six tournament winner, Andre Ward.
The confidence of Prograis is obvious. “It don’t matter who I fight, I’m going to win the whole thing,” said Prograis. “The Muhammad Ali trophy is mine.”
Regis Prograis next fight will be a semifinal bout vs. Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) to continue the World Boxing Super Series tournament.