Regis Prograis Promised a Great Fight This Weekend
In the much-anticipated clash between Regis Prograis and Juan Jose Velasco, it’s hard to make an early prediction on who will win the match.
Both carry an unblemished boxing record. They are hailed as unheralded boxers of the current generation.
Both are equally dangerous.
While most pundits claim that Prograis will likely to defend his belt, the 29-year old boxer does not want to count Velasco out just yet.
For him, the fight is just even, with no boxer having a clear advantage.
“It’s the best fighting the best.”
Bringing the Killer Instinct
True enough, the two boxers are considered as among the best in today’s industry. Prograis has won all his 21 fights, with 18 of them via a knockout. Velasco, meanwhile, remains undefeated with a 20-0 slate built with 12 knockouts.
So when the two lock horns this weekend, expect the fight to go down the wire.
Prograis wants to bring his killer instinct in the upcoming bout, focusing on trying to hurt his foe.
“I’m not going to say I go in looking for the knockout, but I go in to try and hurt my opponent. Boxing is a brutal sport, and that’s how it’s supposed to be. I feel like I’m a killer. Of course, I’m nice. I can smile with ya’ll, but when I get in there, I’m a killer.”
Watch Regis’ warning to Velasco in the video below:
Bigger Prize at Stake
Asked about his preparation against Velasco, the New Orleans native stressed:
“I don’t really know nothing about (Velasco) to be honest with you. I don’t study my opponent. He’s undefeated. That’s all I need to know.”
“He’s coming to my hometown and he’s trying to beat me. I go into every training camp like it’s going to be my hardest fight. I don’t overlook nobody no matter who it is. I don’t watch film. I leave that to my coach.”
The defending champion will try to protect his belt in front of the home crowd. Aside from winning for his hometown, much is at stake in the fight.
The winner between Prograis and Velasco will book a ticket to the eight-man World Boxing Super Series tournament.
For Velasco, he believes that the pressure is not on him but on Prograis.
“The pressure is not an issue for me. The pressure is on Regis. I’m not expected to do much, which is fine by me. I’ll prove the experts wrong. I feel like everyone is pulling for him, that it’s a gimme fight for Regis. Everyone can talk, but on Saturday, he’ll have to fight.”