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Photos: Regis Prograis, Julius Indongo - Ready For WBC Title War

DEADWOOD, S.D. - Undefeated 140-pound contender Regis Prograis and former unified world champion Julius Indongo made weight on Thursday ahead of their 12-round main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION for the vacant Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Championship on Friday, March 9, on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota. (photos by Stephanie Trapp)

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Prograis (20-0, 17 KOs), of Houston by way of New Orleans, has scored knockouts in 13 of his last 14 fights and is a rising star in the wide-open 140-pound division. Indongo represents the toughest challenge of Prograis’ career with his lone loss coming to one of the top fighters in boxing, Terence Crawford.

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In the co-feature of the SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION tripleheader, fellow undefeated 140-pound contender Ivan Baranchyk (16-0, 10 KOs) will meet former world title challenger Petr Petrov (38-5-2, 18 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia in an eliminator for the IBF’s No. 2 position at 140 pounds. The 25-year-old Baranchyk is currently ranked No. 4 in the IBF at 140 pounds and owns seven wins over previously undefeated fighters.

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Opening the SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast, undefeated heavyweight Junior Fa (13-0, 8 KOs), of Papakura, New Zealand, squares off against Craig Lewis, (14-1-1, 8 KOs), of Detroit, Mich., in an eight-round bout. The 28-year-old Fa made an astounding statement in his US network debut, stopping Fred Latham in the first round in Cleveland on ShoBox: The New Generation.

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The event is presented by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Fight Promotions Inc., Holden Productions and Banner Promotions. Tickets, priced at $200, $80 and $60, are on sale now and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 907-4726.

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In a non-televised undercard bout, undefeated heavyweight prospect Trey Lippe Morrison will face Oswaldo Ortega in his first fight in 15 months after suffering a hand injury. Lippe Morrison is the son of former heavyweight world champion Tommy Morrison.

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The doors open and first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. More information on Deadwood Mountain Grand can be found on their website at www.DeadwoodMountainGrand.com.

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OFFICIAL WEIGHTS AND COMMISSION OFFICIALS:

 Regis Prograis vs. Julius Indongo – 12-round Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Championship

Prograis: 140 pounds

Indongo: 139 ½ pounds

Referee: Ian John-Lewis; Judges: Jack Woodburn (CAN), Juan Carlos Pelayo (MEX), Rey Danseco (USA)

Ivan Baranchyk vs. Petr Petrov – 12-Round IBF Junior Welterweight Title Eliminator

Baranchyk: 140 pounds

Petrov: 138 ¾ pounds

Referee: Mark Nelson; Judges: Benoit Roussel (CAN), George Hill (USA), Pasquale Procopio (CAN)

Junior Fa vs. Craig Lewis – 10-Round Heavyweight Bout

Fa: 256 ½ pounds

Lewis: 247 ¾ pounds

Referee: Mark Nelson; Judges: Rey Danseco (USA), Juan Carlos Pelayo (MEX), Benoit Roussel (CAN)

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Raggamuffin on 03-09-2018

This is a very underrated fight also.

Comment by 7not8 on 03-09-2018

[QUOTE=Tha Kid;18557579]First..you sound like a woman for judging a man's looks. Second...how much money do you have? Ill put up whatever you can afford that Prograis is going to beat the **** out of Indongo. Prograis is the best 140lb…

Comment by 7not8 on 03-09-2018

[QUOTE=Tha Kid;18557571]Not going to happen. If you think...put up some money. I am taking ALL bets on Prograis. Prograis is the best 140lb fighter in the world[/QUOTE] So you think he beats Mikey Garcia?

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 03-09-2018

[QUOTE=R_Walken;18557120]This is a Great fight and another stacked weekend of boxing I expect Prograis to win and show that Indongo was never really any good and got his straps by being at the right place right time not because he’s…

Comment by Tha Kid on 03-09-2018

[QUOTE=factsarenice;18557084]Prograis is a big mouth that claims everyone is ducking him and not because nobody knows him or that he has about two fans or that he brings a pathetic $2.28 to the table. News flash, most fighters can make…

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