Undefeated Super-Lightweight Regis Prograis takes on Julius Indongo for the Interim WBC World Title in South Dakota on March 9th, live on BoxNation.
Prograis (20-0, 17 KOs) was due to face Viktor Postol, but a thumb injury meant that a new opponent was required. After stopping 13 of his last 14 opponents, Prograis is highly-regarded and looks set to shine in 2018.
Last June, the 29-year-old knocked out then-unbeaten contender Joel Diaz Jr in the second round, displaying serious power. Now he meets his toughest test to date in a former unified World Champion.
2017 was a breakout year for Indongo (22-1, 11 KOs), as he unified the IBF and WBA Super-Lightweight belts against Ricky Burns before losing them to pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford last August.
The tall Namibian has a rangy, awkward style and could return towards the top of the 140lbs division with a win over heavy-handed Prograis.
Now that Crawford has moved up to Welterweight, the Super-Lightweight division needs a new king and Terry Flanagan, who goes for the vacant WBO belt in April, will be an interested spectator for this clash.
As chief support, unbeaten Super-Lightweights Ivan Baranchyk (17-0, 10 KOs) and Anthony Yigit (21-0, 7 KOs) meet in an eliminator for the IBF World Title.