Regis Prograis is a professional boxer, who was ranked the third’s best active boxer in the light welterweight division, as per the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Prograis chose the nickname “Rougarou” for himself, as it was translated “werewolf” in French. This is also a way for him to give tribute to his late grandfather, who was a Native American.

Life before Boxing

Prograis was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, however, after Typhoon Katrina damaged their home in New Orleans, they were forced to evacuate to Houston, Texas instead. His family is of Louisiana Creole descent, an ethnic group that exists in the French and Spanish ruling. When he was in Houston, he began to train for boxing with Evander Holyfield. He joined many amateur matches and earned him a record of 87-7. He was also ranked number 4 in the country after winning a title at the 2009 Ringside World Championship and 2010 HORN National Championship.

Height / weight 1.73 m /
Born 24 Jan 1989
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Southpaw
Nickname Rougarou

Venturing into Professional Boxing

His first professional match was during the main event of Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter. Because of his record, he was named Prospect of the Year by ESPN. He also signed with Lou DiBella to promote his fighting events.

Perhaps one of his most memorable fights was against Terry Flanagan as they were fighting for the World Boxing Super Series super lightweight title. The fight was intense, but it was dominated by Prograis to the point that three of the judges favored him. The result of the fight was 119-108, 118-109, and 117-110.

He also fought the undefeated Kiryl Relikh, whom The Ring ranked number 4 as the best active super lightweight boxer. However, Relikh’s undefeated title wasn’t a hindrance for him to give the audience a good fight. He stopped Relikh during the 6th round, earning him his first world title in the super lightweight division.

Boxing Record

Total Fights: 27
Wins: 26
Wins by KO: 22
Losses: 1

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