Matchroom inks Prograis

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Photo: Melina Pizano/Matchroom

WBC super lightweight champion Regis Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) has signed a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom – and will make the first defense of his title against Liam Paro (23-0, 14 KOs) on home soil at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday June 17 – live worldwide on DAZN.

Prograis was formerly with the now defunct promotional firm Probellum.

Regis Prograis: “Now it’s official – I am with Matchroom. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been contemplating which move I should make next. I had a lot of good offers on the table. But I feel like Matchroom is the best for me. I just feel like it’s the right fit. From the beginning I had that gut feeling and it never left. I can’t wait to start this chapter in my career. I’ll be fighting Liam Paro in New Orleans on June 17. This is a dream come true.”

Liam Paro: “I have been dreaming about fights like this my whole life. What better way to make a mark on the 140lbs division than taking out the top guy? This is what it’s all about. I’m coming.”

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  • Good move! Prograis is an excellent fighter, but he’s getting up there and it’s time to make his mark on the sport and make some good money. He absolutely NEEDED a promoter.

  • Good deal for Rogarou. Defending in a homecoming against a top quality undefeated fighter. I was worried Prograis was going to fade away into obscurity, wasting away whatever is left of his prime. I hope Eddie can deliver even more if Regis takes care of Paro, which he should.

  • I knew Probellum was doomed to fail, didn’t take long at all

  • Love the signing and DAZN! They are easily the best streaming site for Boxing and Prograis is a very good fighter. I look forward to solid match making

    • Hopefully Prograis and DAZN will provide better shows than that CANELO nonsense that happened this past Saturday….DAZN dropped the ball on this one…DAZN get back to quality boxing entertainment!!!!

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