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Photos: Ivan Baranchyk, Anthony Yigit - Ready For IBF Title Clash

Fight night at the UNO Lakefront Arena with two twelve round Super Lightweight quarterfinal clashes on the main card, including headliner Regis Prograis against Terry Flanagan for a chance to advance to the semifinals. In a press conference, Saturday night’s fighters gathered to discuss their preparation and predictions ahead of the big night.

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Saturday’s event will stream exclusively on DAZN, with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT and the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT. (photos by ewilsonphotos)

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12-round WBSS Super Lightweight Quarterfinal Bout @ 140 lbs.

Regis Prograis    vs.      Terry Flanagan

   (Houston)                       (Manchester)

    139.8 lbs.                          139.3 lbs.

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 12-round WBSS Super Lightweight Quarterfinal Bout @ 140 lbs.

Ivan Baranchyk    vs.    Anthony Yigit

   (Miami)                           (Stockholm)

   140 lbs.                             139.7 lbs.

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Regis Prograis

How it feels to fight in the WBSS: “This is huge. My last fight was here. My goal was to bring big-time boxing back to New Orleans. Fighting in the World Boxing Super Series for the Ali Trophy, this is a real big deal! I’m excited and I can’t keep saying that. Last time I fought here, it was the biggest show I have ever seen for myself. I think this environment is totally different and I’m super excited.”

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On if the pressure is different: “No pressure. The first time I did have a little pressure, and I was a little nervous. I’ve never been to a big fight in New Orleans. I’m going back to being me and having fun fighting.”

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On what fight fans can expect: “I don’t know what Flanagan is going to bring. I know he’s a former champion. I’m going to be me and have fun. I’m going to do what I have to do. I can do so many different things. Most people used to say I’m a fast puncher and just throw punches, but don’t have a lot of power, but now people are switching cause I’ve been knocking people out. Really what I feel like doing, I’m going to do. I’m going to go out and have fun. I’m going to go out and show off for the crowd and my hometown.”

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