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Regis Prograis confirmed to return July 14

Regis Prograis will defend his interim title this summer.

Regis Prograis SHOWTIME Sports

Top Rank’s ESPN deal means they are churning out product, and will have a busy summer, at least until football season kicks off and they taper off some.

One card which is coming to coalescence is a July 14 slate which will unfold in New Orleans.

Louisiana-born Regis Prograis will top that event. He is promoted by Lou DiBella and exploded on radar screens when he downed Julius Indongo March 9 in South Dakota on Showtime.

The 29-year-old Prograis (21-0 with 18 KOs) will fight 20-0 Argentine Juan Jose Velasco, who boasts 12 KOs.

On that same card, Brazilian William “Baby Face” Silva (25-1, 14 KO’s) from Plant City, Florida, coming off an unanimous decision win in March against Rogelio Casarez, will present a significant step up for fellow Floridian Teofimo Lopez (9-0, with 7 KOs), who just scored a W on the Lomachenko-Linares undercard in NYC on May 12.