Photos: Regis Prograis, Terry Flanagan - Ready For WBSS Scrap

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)

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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Terry Flanagan

On what it will take to beat Regis: “It’s going to be a tough fight. I know I have to beat the favorite to win it. It’s going to be tough, I’m not stupid. It will be a good fight, and we will see what happens Saturday night.”

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On what fight fans can expect:  “It will be a great night. Regis is going to bring it from what I’ve been reading in the press the last 24 hours. He’s going to put it on me. I’m expecting a good fight, I feel fit and mentally prepared, and physically prepared. I’m thinking I’m going to do it Saturday night.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SuperSuperLeeds on 10-27-2018

[QUOTE=Corelone;19226750]I'm stunned, really. How did they get Turbo out of the Uk for this? I thought Eddie would be more discriminating? Is this what he has in mind for AJ? Lose first, then he'll let him out of his play…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 10-27-2018

prograis by stoppage.

Comment by Corelone on 10-26-2018

I'm stunned, really. How did they get Turbo out of the Uk for this? I thought Eddie would be more discriminating? Is this what he has in mind for AJ? Lose first, then he'll let him out of his play…

Comment by sammybee on 10-26-2018

This fight will not travel beyond 8 rounds.

Comment by steeve steel on 10-26-2018

What's not to love about these guys! Both come to fight... Gonna be good. Prograis by TKO..

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