Tonight at 10 pm ET in a special edition of Showtime boxing, 140-pound prospect Regis Prograis takes on former titleholder Julius Indongo in the main event of a doubleheader from Deadwood, South Dakota.
Prograis (20-0, 17 KO) has been very impressive as a professional thus far, breaking through in 2015 with a couple of wins on ShoBox. He’s had some trouble moving up the ladder and finding opponents, but last June, he knocked out fellow prospect Joel Diaz Jr, his most recent fight.
Indongo (22-1, 11 KO) is coming off of a wipeout loss to Terence Crawford last August, but don’t forget that he held the IBF and WBA titles at 140 pounds coming into that fight, too. This is a chance for him to stay right in the top of the division.
In the co-feature, also at 140 pounds, prospect Ivan Baranchyk (17-0, 10 KO) faces late notice opponent Petr Petrov (38-5-2, 19 KO), a tough veteran coming off of a loss 11 months ago to Terry Flanagan, which was a world title fight.