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Kiryl Relikh vs Regis Prograis Odds & Prediction

John Dillon

by John Dillon in Boxing

Updated Apr 6, 2020 · 8:37 AM PDT

Regis Prograis
Regis Prograis is a heavy favorite in his latest bout. Photo by @sn_fights (Twitter)
  • Regis Prograis is heavily favored to defeat Kyril Relikh in his first world title match
  • The Louisiana native will have a big home advantage fighting at the Cajundome
  • Kyril Relikh is making his second defense of the belt

The boxing world has been alerted for some time to watch out for the rise of Regis Prograis. After the growing hype, he gets his chance to prove he could be the next big thing when he challenges for the WBA Junior-Welterweight title against champion Kiryl Relikh at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana on Saturday, April 27th.

The fight is also a semifinal in the popular World Boxing Super Series knockout tournament, with hard-hitting New Orleans native Prograis rated a  wide favorite at -922.

Kyril Relikh vs Regis Prograis Odds

Fighter Odds
Kyril Relikh +647
Regis Prograis -922

*Odds taken at 04/24/19

Belarusian Relikh is making his second defense of the belt but has two defeats on his 25-fight record and is quoted at +647 to win.

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The undefeated Prograis, 30, is setting out on his quest to hit the heights comparatively late in life. This is his first world title date, but he insists he can emulate current pound-for–pound superstar Terence Crawford by unifying all four belts in the 140 lb. division.

Relikh vs Prograis Tale of the Tape

23 Wins 23
2 Losses 0
0 Draws 0
5′ 9½″ Height 5′ 8″
67½″ Reach 69
19 KOs 19

Prograis is No. 1 in His Weight Bracket

The Ring magazine rank him as number one performer in the weight bracket. He is noted for his busy, fluid, and energetic advancing style as well as his power, which has delivered him 19 KOs on his way to 23 straight victories.

Prograis scored a hugely one-sided points win over England’s former WBO Lightweight world champion and WBO Junior-Welterweight challenger Terry Flanagan.

He currently holds the WBC Interim “Diamond” title which he won with an impressive second round stoppage of the former unified champion in the division, Julius Indongo of Namibia in March 2018.

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That fight was a quarterfinal in the WBSS tournament. The victor in the semi-final between Prograis and Relikh will progress to the final to take on the winner of the May 18th clash in Glasgow, Scotland between Josh Taylor and Ivan Baranchyk.

Prior to that, Prograis delivered an eighth round stoppage of the previously undefeated Argentinian Juan Jose Velasco in New Orleans in July 2018. This was the victory which acquired the WBC Diamond belt for Prograis and which made the sport aware that a new prospect was rising towards the top.

He had also made the Olympic trails after compiling an amateur record of 87 wins and seven defeats before turning professional in 2012.

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Relikh Has Impressive Amateur Pedigree

Relikh, 29, put together a record of 21 straight wins for his first world title challenge for the WBO junior-welterweight belt against Scotland’s Ricky Burns.

Relikh, 29, put together a record of 21 straight wins for his first world title challenge.

The Belarusian also controversially lost his subsequent contest when he was defeated in the same way over 12 rounds against Cuban Rances Barthelemy

But he lost a unanimous points decision in Glasgow in October, 2016.

Things finally looked up when he won a re-match against Barthelemy – by the same unanimous points verdict – in a re-match for the vacant WBA title in San Antonio, Texas in March 2018.

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In his latest fight, he defeated the Russian former IBF Junior-Welterweight world champion Edouard Troyanovsky by a unanimous decision in Yokohoma, Japan in October 2018. It was Relikh’s first defense of the WBA belt as well as a quarterfinal in the WBSS knockout tournament competition.

Pick: Regis Prograis (-922)

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