Prograis To Face Indongo For Interim WBC Super Lightweight Title
The WBC Super lightweight title fight has changed course as now Regis Prograis will have to face Julius Indongo, instead of Viktor Postol, who withdrew due to injury on Monday.
The fight, set for March 9th in Deadwood, South Daktota was officially changed on Thursday per a press release from DiBella Promotions.
According to Lou DiBella, this fight came together quicker than most would expect.
“This fight came together in a matter of two phone calls – one to Prograis and one to Indongo – and that speaks volumes about the championship mentality of both fighters,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Prograis wanted to fight the best fighter available, even if that fighter presented a different style and was recently a unified champion. Indongo immediately jumped at the opportunity to again be a champion. They are true professionals and their desire to fight will be evident in the ring.”
Prograis told reporters that he’s excited to face someone the caliber of Indongo. “Lou called and told me about what happened to Viktor Postol and that Indongo could be the new opponent and I said yes immediately,” said Prograis. “I always want to fight the best and with Indongo being a former unified champion, he brings a great deal of credibility to the fight. Both of his titles were won on the road in Russia and Scotland, so I know how fearless and determined he will be.
“I had to switch up my training a little for sparring with Indongo being a lefty and a little taller, but I’m sparring with middleweights. I’ve heard how hard he hits and I want to be fully prepared. Maybe down the line Postol and I could still fight, but I’m only focused on Indongo now. This is my time and my year to shine. I’m ready to put on a spectacular performance on March 9.”
Original Story: World Boxing News