Last year's defeat to Terence Crawford is driving Julius Indongo on to return to the top of the Super-Lightweight division.

On March 9th, the former WBA and IBF World Champion takes on rising star Regis Prograis for the Interim WBC crown, live on BoxNation.

Prograis is one of the hottest prospects in the sport, but Indongo admits he doesn't know much about his unbeaten opponent, who has 17 knockouts in 20 wins.

"I know he's undefeated but I don't really know him because he never fought a fighter that could fight like me," he told BoxingTalk last week.

Indongo announced himself on the world stage when he knocked out then-IBF Champion Eduard Troyanovsky in December 2016, before outpointing Ricky Burns four months later in Scotland to win the WBA strap.

Indongo v Burns

However, the Namibian was wiped out in three rounds by Crawford in a four-belt unification last August. There is no shame in losing to one of boxing's very best, and Indongo hopes he'll win the WBC World Title second time around.

"Everybody wants to fight for the green belt and it hasn't been easy for me so far," explained the 35-year-old. "I got the opportunity before and things did not go well for me. This will be a great opportunity for me because every boxer in the world wants to fight for the green belt.

"If I miss this opportunity there might never be another one. I have to beat him in this fight and I will not let this opportunity slip through my hands," he added.

Buy BoxNation to watch Regis Prograis v Julius Indongo on March 9th.