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Regis Prograis: You Can't Duck People, You Have To Fight

WBC Diamond Champion Regis Prograis talked legacy and Kiryl Relikh at the final press conference in Lafayette, Louisiana ahead of the WBSS super-lightweight semi-final at the Cajundome on Saturday.

“Legacy never dies. This will be here way when I’m just ashes and gone,” Prograis told local TV Station, KATC, at the press conference.

“That’s why I signed up for the tournament. It’s a big risk and reward at the same time. It’s real fights. You can’t duck people, you have to fight. It’s a big reward at the end, at the end of the rainbow is the pot of gold.”

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Prograis’ trainer Bobby Benton has outlined the gameplan to follow for Saturday’s semi-final against Kiryl Relikh, the WBA Champion of Belarus.

“Benton tells me what he does and what he does good and what he does bad and what his tendencies are,” said Prograis.

“He doesn’t go in completely blind – he has an idea of what his opponents will do – but this set up allows him to be freed up entering the ring.

“It makes me become the best me I feel,” said Prograis. “You aren’t expecting anything. I expect the best. I expect him to be really fast, really strong, really aggressive. That’s what my mindset is. It’s focused on him being the best. I’m preparing to go against the best every time and I can’t wait for Saturday to go out and do what I do.”

Kiryl Relikh is expecting an even fight. “He is not easy, and I am not easy so I think it will be an interesting fight,” he told. “I don’t want to reveal too much about my plan of how to beat him, but you’ll see on Saturday…”

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Comment by Bronx2245 on 04-26-2019

[QUOTE=Jsmooth9876;19694229]Yeah its gonna be a few fights at least until the Prograis talk starts but I'm guessing Lopez will start talking the second he says he's moving up lol. Beltran would be a perfect start. I could see Lopez then…

Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 04-26-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19693320][B]OH BOY[/B]! I can't wait for that one! I could see Arum feeding Beltran to Lopez first, while hopefully, we get Prograis vs. Ramirez, and then Lopez vs. the winner![/QUOTE] Yeah its gonna be a few fights at least until…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 04-26-2019

[QUOTE=Jsmooth9876;19693290]Ok, we will see how long it takes for him to fight Teofimo when he gets to 140 in a fight or 2.[/QUOTE] Lol. But in fairness to all fighters who say sh^t pro or con to their own best…

Comment by BaDaBingVIP2 on 04-26-2019

its a hot weight class. kid talks a good game. seems to be on a great trajectory. keeping racking up them W.

Comment by AdonisCreed on 04-26-2019

I hope Regis has worked on his defense because there to be hit. Otherwise he looks pretty solid so far.

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