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Regis Prograis

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Regis Prograis is a professional boxer from the United States. Regis Prograis is famous for his powerful punching and has gained recognition for his performances in the ring. Meanwhile, the boxer is ranked as the world’s second-best active super lightweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board as of November 2023.

Early Life

Regis Prograis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the 24th of January 1989. He is 35 years old and comes under the birth sign of Aquarius. In addition, he holds American citizenship and belongs to Louisiana Creole ethnicity.

Shelita Martinez Prograis and Vidal Prograis are his parents’ names. Due to Hurricane Katrina, his family was forced to relocate in 2005 to Houston, Texas, where he began training at Savannah Boxing Club alongside Evander Holyfield which was a key factor in motivating him to take boxing seriously.

Caption: Regis Prograis’s childhood photo (Source: The Sun)

Education

Meanwhile, there is nothing regarding his academic qualifications. Moreover, he might have received formal schooling from a local high school near his hometown.

Professional Career

During his amateur career, Regis Prograis went on to build an 87-7 record. Before going professional in 2012, he was ranked #4 in the United States, the 2009 Ringside World Champion, the 2010 HORN National Champion, the winner of regional Golden Gloves, and competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials.

After going professional in 2012, he fought at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It was the first primetime boxing event shown on CBS in over 40 years. Prograis beat Terry Flanagan on October 27, 2018, in a World Boxing Super Series super-lightweight quarterfinal.

Caption: Regis Prograis fighting in the ring (Source: NOLA.com)

He scored the fight with scores of 119-108, 118-109, and 117-110. In the semi-finals, he defeated Kiryl Relikh, The Ring’s fourth-ranked super lightweight, to win the WBA super lightweight championship. He remained motivated and defeated his opponent in the sixth round.

Prograis competed in the WBSS super lightweight final against Josh Taylor, the IBF world super lightweight and The Ring champion. However, Taylor won the match by scores of 117-112 and 115-113. One of the judges declared it a tie, 114-114.

Recent Career

On July 22, 2022, WBC light welterweight mandatory title challenger Jose Ramirez was ordered to take on the contender Jose Zepeda for the vacant championship. However, Ramirez withdrew the fight on August 1 showing the reason for a conflict with his wedding in October. As a result, he was replaced by Prograis. Prograis won the match with a knockout in the eleventh round.

Prograis was scheduled to defend his WBC light welterweight championship against Liam Paro in the main event of a DAZN broadcast card on June 17, 2023, in New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center. On May 18, Paro withdrew from the fight owing to injury. Moreover, Danielito Zorrilla replaced him. Prograis maintained the title of champion after a split decision.

On December 10, 2023, he fought against the current undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. He lost the bout against Haney unanimously, giving away the WBC Super Lightweight title.

Awards

Prograis is a former WBA super champion and WBC Diamond Super Lightweight World Champion. As an amateur, he finished fourth in the United States, was the 2009 Ringside World Champion, the 2010 HORN National Champion, and the winner of regional Golden Gloves.

Net Worth 2024

As of January 2024, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million while he has not disclosed much about his earning and income. He has been able to earn this sum of money through his successful boxing career, endorsements, sponsorships, and other income streams.

Relationship Status

On the 5th of December 2012, Regis Prograis married a Brazilian woman, Raquel Prograis. They first net with each other through a client. The couple has been blessed with three kids; among them, two of their kid’s names are Rays and Khalessi.

Caption: Regis Prograis’s family photo (Source: Facebook)

Till now, this American boxer is not been a part of controversy or scandals. Meanwhile, he has maintained a clean image and focused on his career.

Regis Prograis – Body Measurements

Regis Prograis

Caption: Regis Prograis with his title belt (Source: ProBox TV)

This American boxer is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 63 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of dark brown eyes with black hair colour had has got an athletic body type.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@regisprograis’ there are over 184k followers. Likewise, there are over 65.3k followers on his Twitter page ‘@RPrograis’ and over 9.4k followers on his Facebook.