Prograis On WBSS Semi-Final: “High-Risk/High-Reward”
On Saturday night, April 27th, WBC diamond champion Regis Prograis returns to his native Louisiana to battle in the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series’ super-lightweight tournament.
Prograis who walks into the Cajundome against Kiryl Relikh, told Lafayette news station, KATC, that moments like the WBSS are what people are remembered for.
“Legacy never dies. This will be here way when I’m just ashes and gone,” Prograis said.
“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.”
“(Trainer Bobby) Benton tells me what he does and what he does good and what he does bad and what his tendencies are,” said Prograis of his opponent. “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.”
Quotes Transcribed: Boxing Scene