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Prograis and Donaire Make Statments, Advance to WBSS Finals

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Lafayette, Louisiana, April 27th 2019- Making a case to be recognized as a top tier talent in boxing, Regis Prograis 24-0 (20KOs) stopped Kiryl Relikh 23-4 (19KOs) at 1:36 of the sixth round. Relikh’s corner waived the fight following a one-sided drubbing that saw him down in the first round of the one-sided affair.

Prograis was sharp with his movement and patient with his power, solidifying why he is the number one seed in the World Boxing Super Series.

“I worked on my defense. People have been saying I get hit too much, but this fight I barely got hit, and I stopped him. What else can you say? Nothing.” Said Prograis following the fight.

Its clear Prograis wishes to be mentioned in the conversation of top fighters in the world, and for good reason; he’s exciting, brash, knocks people out, and he’s willing to fight anyone. With no hinderance of a network tied promotion company or advisers to prevent the hopping of media platforms to make the biggest fights, Prograis is in position to propel himself to the front of the pack.  

Nonito Flattens Young

After Zolani Tete dropped out of the WBSS with an injury Stephon young 18-2-3 (7KOs) stepped up to face “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire 40-5-(26KOs) in the semifinal of the Bantamweight division of the tournament.

Donaire showed that he’s still got one punch knock out power as he knocked Young out cold with a crushing left hook to the chin at 2:37 of the seventh round. In his second fight back at bantamweight Donaire made a statement to the crowd and Zolani Tete (who was sitting ringside) that the Old Man can still put people away convincingly.

Nonito Donaire Lands a Left hook Photo WBSS
Nonito Donaire Lands a Left hook Photo WBSS

“There was one thing I saw which was the straight, he kept throwing it, so I kept timing the hook, and one way or another I paid for it with scratches on my right eye and hand, but it paid due because I was able to figure out the timing and distance in the fight. I take the damage to earn the victory.” Said Donaire.

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Creator/Producer/Director of Under the Hand Wraps and owner of underthehandwraps.com. Albert Baker is still the Senior US Writer at InstantBoxing.com and is based in Los Angeles.

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