Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Postol Suffers Injury, Indongo to Fight Prograis on March 9

By Keith Idec

Regis Prograis will face a different former 140-pound champion in his upcoming title shot.

ESPN.com reported Monday that Julius Indongo has replaced an injured Viktor Postol as Prograis’ opponent March 9. Ukraine’s Postol (29-1, 12 KOs) suffered a fractured thumb recently, which forced him to withdraw from their scheduled 12-round fight for the WBC’s interim super lightweight title.

Namibia’s Indongo (22-1, 11 KOs), a former IBF/IBO/WBA 140-pound champion, will fight for the first time since Terence Crawford knocked him out in the third round of their super lightweight title unification fight August 19 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prograis and Indongo both are promoted by Lou DiBella, who signed Indongo recently.

prograis-diaz-weights (8)

Showtime will televise the Prograis-Indongo fight from Deadwood Mountain Grand, a casino and resort in Deadwood, South Dakota.

The WBC will require the winner between Prograis (20-0, 17 KOs), a strong southpaw from New Orleans, and Indongo to face whoever wins the March 17 fight that’ll pit Amir Imam against Jose Ramirez in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Imam (21-1, 18 KOs), of Albany, New York, and Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs), of Avenal, California, will fight for the vacant WBC 140-pound championship Crawford gave up when he decided to move up to welterweight last year.

Prograis is ranked No. 2 in the WBC’s super lightweight ratings. The WBC rates Indongo at No. 9 among its 140-pound contenders.

Imam is the WBC’s top-rated challenger at super lightweight. The WBC ranks Ramirez at No. 3.

Showtime’s also will air an IBF junior welterweight elimination match March 9 that’ll send Sweden’s Anthony Yigit (21-0-1, 7 KOs) against Russia’s Ivan Baranchyk (17-0, 10 KOs). Yigit is rated No. 3 by the IBF at 140 pounds, one spot in front of Baranchyk.

The winner will become the mandatory challenger for the Sergey Lipinets-Mikey Garcia winner. Kazakhstan’s Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) will defend his IBF junior welterweight title against Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs), of Oxnard, California, on March 10 at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Tha Kid on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=Mammoth;18483118]Thanks for the inside info, Prograis[/QUOTE] You're welcome you lil b*tch

Comment by Tha Kid on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=_original_;18484436]I knew you posted here, Prograis. Good luck against Idongo.[/QUOTE] Thanks *****

Comment by kiaba360 on 02-14-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18481242]Idk. I think Regis' power is a potential game changer & Mikey's not been hit like Regis hits I don't think. I hope we get to see that fight if both keep winning doe, but best case its probably…

Comment by _original_ on 02-14-2018

[QUOTE=Tha Kid;18483072]Prograis would beat the **** out of Mikey Garcia. Garcia does not want that work...he knows who Prograis is and Prograis has called him and Broner out a million times. Postol knew what the **** was coming but he…

Comment by Mammoth on 02-13-2018

[QUOTE=Tha Kid;18483072]Prograis would beat the **** out of Mikey Garcia. Garcia does not want that work...he knows who Prograis is and Prograis has called him and Broner out a million times. Postol knew what the **** was coming but he…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (57)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Fury: Wilder Be More Dangerous in Trilogy Than Ever Before Sergio Martinez Confirms Jose Miguel Fandino is Comeback Opponent Navarrete Very Confident of Beating Inoue: He Can't Take What Dogboe Took Sullivan Barrera Willing To Drop To 168 For Canelo Showdown Vegas Bettor Wins $7,500 From $150K Wager Placed on Albert Bell Roberto Duran on COVID-19 Battle: It Was a World Title Fight That I Was Able To Win Emmanuel Tagoe Angles For WBO Eliminator With Ryan Garcia Madiev-Osipov Ends in Draw, Batyrgaziev Wins Big in Pro Debut Ryan Garcia: De La Hoya Sounds Like a Hater, I Don't Hold Grudges Miguel Marriaga is Pumped To Fight on Top Rank Card on July 16 MTK Global Announce Cards: August 11, August 25, September 1 HBO Reenters Boxing Ring, Developing Six-Part Series 'Unruly' On Jack Johnson Manager: It's Possible Butaev Winds Up Fighting Ugas For WBA Title Ryan Garcia: My Return In Aug/Sept Will Be Bigger Than Top Rank On ESPN - Everyone Will Be Watching Jose Pedraza Punishes Mikkel LesPierre Over Ten Robeisy Ramirez Avenges Loss, Boxes Past Adan Gonzales Jeremiah Milton Gets Ready For Debut By Sparring With Guido Vianello Hughie Fury Applies Pressure on Dave Allen For Agreement Whyte: It’s Not About The Sparring, I Believe I Can Beat Tyson Fury Jose Pedraza: I Proved I Belong With The Top Guys at 140-Pounds WBA #2 Madiev vs. Osipov Headlines in Moscow on July 3, Batyrgaziev Debuts Luke Campbell is Ready: I'm Excited To Beat Ryan Garcia! Jose Pedraza Drops Mikkel LesPierre Twice, Cruises To Decision Win Albert Bell Easily Boxes Past Mark Bernaldez For Decision Win Jose Pedraza vs. Mikkel LesPierre - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Elvis Rodriguez Crushes Danny Murray in One Round Kingsley Ibeh Edges Patrick Mailata By Majority Decision Robeisy Ramirez Gets Revenge, Decisions Adan Gonzales Over Six Arum: Robeisy Ramirez Is A Spectacular Fighter; Is Gonna Be A Major Star LesPierre: Pedraza's Not A Natural 140-Pounder; I Feel I'm A Better Fighter Taylor-Serrano: Hearn Seeks Repayment Of Training Expenses, Serrano Responds Adan Gonzales: Ramirez Is Nothing Special; I'll Show First Fight Wasn't A Fluke Bell: Title Shot Not Happening Yet, But Just Happy To Be Back In the Ring Adan Gonzales: Robeisy Ramirez Must Smoke Crack If He Thinks He Won Our Fight Andrew Moloney Exercises Clause For Rematch With Joshua Franco Pedraza: Life In The Bubble Easier For Me This Time Around Adan Gonzales: 19-Year-Olds in My Gym Hit Harder Than Robeisy Ramirez Ramirez: I'll Fight Stevenson When It's Convenient; He Needs To Avenge Loss, Not Me Whyte Explains That He Exploded When Fury, Joshua Announced Two-Fight Terms Alfred Kotey, Former World Champion & Olympian, Dies at 52
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement