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Relikh: No Doubt in My Mind That I'll Beat Regis Prograis

Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs), Belarus’ WBA title-holder, believes Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs), the WBC Diamond champion, is ‘in for a surprise' in their WBSS super-lightweight semi-final April 27 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, USA.

Relikh, who is training in Miami, defeated Russia’s tricky Eduard Troyanovsky by a unanimous decision, with all judges scoring it 115-113 in favour of the ‘Mad Bee’, to reach the semi-final.

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What is your assessment of your performance against Troyanovsky?

“I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my performance against Troyanovsky. His style was quite inconvenient, as he didn’t engage. I am convinced that Prograis' style will suit me much better.”

What is your opinion of Prograis and the challenge he presents?

“Regis Prograis is, without a doubt a good boxer, but he’s not faced, yet, anyone like me. He’s in for a surprise.”

What areas do you think you have the advantage over Prograis?

“I’m smarter than him, and I’ve had a much better boxing school.”

What is your prediction for the fight?

“There is not a single doubt in my mind that I’ll beat Prograis.“

You have fought a lot of fights 'away from home' - are you excited to once again be fighting on a big fight card in the United States?

“No matter where a fight takes place, the purpose is to win. I am always calm and I like fighting away from home. Of course, fighting in the United States is giving great exposure, so this is an excellent motivation as well.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by landotter on 04-21-2019

Prograis is one of my favorite fighters rolling. I have him winning this within the distance.

Comment by Tha Kid on 04-20-2019

[QUOTE=Corelone;19675016]After beating Crawford leftover, Indongo, Regis has looked ordinary, getting lumped up by nobodies. This is not going to be easy, and if he prevails, the Hydro is next, and nobody beats Josh in the Hydro. I guess that's why…

Comment by angkag on 04-20-2019

Relikh is too easy to hit, and Prograis hits hard. Relikh is a tough old dog, but this fight going to be too much for him.

Comment by Corelone on 04-20-2019

After beating Crawford leftover, Indongo, Regis has looked ordinary, getting lumped up by nobodies. This is not going to be easy, and if he prevails, the Hydro is next, and nobody beats Josh in the Hydro. I guess that's why…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 04-20-2019

This should be a great fight I'm looking forward to this one!! I want to see both guys bring it!!

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