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Prograis-Relikh, Donaire-Tete headed to Louisiana

The World Boxing Super Series is coming to the Cajundome.

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Boxing: World Boxing Super Series 2018/19 Season Quarter Final Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The April 27 World Boxing Super Series doubleheader is headed to the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana for a pair of world title fights in tournament semifinal matchups.

The main event will see junior welterweight Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KO) challenge Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KO) for Relikh’s WBA belt, and Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KO) will meet Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KO) in a bantamweight title unification bout, with the WBA and WBO titles on the line.

Prograis will be looked at as the show’s top drawing card, as he’s originally from New Orleans and now based in Houston.

“Fighting in Lafayette is a perfect situation for me because it’s halfway between my two homes Houston and New Orleans,” said Prograis. “I can’t wait to come out and put in a historical event.”

Prograis beat former lightweight titleholder Terry Flanagan on Oct. 27 in New Orleans in his first round fight, while Relikh went to Japan and defeated Eduard Troyanovsky on Oct. 7. Donaire beat Ryan Burnett in Glasgow on Nov. 3 when Burnett injured his back, and Tete defeated Mikhail Aloyan on Oct. 13 in Russia.

The April 27 show will stream live on DAZN.

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