It looks like Triller is really looking forward to making a run in this boxing thing. Mike Coppinger’s sources say that former junior welterweight titleholder Regis Prograis (25-1, 21 KO) will be taking on Ivan Redkach (23-5-1, 18 KO) on the April 17 Triller PPV card, which will be headlined by Jake Paul vs Ben Askren and feature Antonio Tarver vs Frank Mir.
Prograis himself seemed to confirm the report on his own social media account. It should be noted that Triller’s recent winning bid for Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr will be held on a separate card.
But with the recent moves by Triller it’s clear they’re looking to really make a play into the sport of boxing, shaking up the landscape a bit — at least in the short term. How that plays out over a longer period of time remains to be seen.
Prograis, 32, last fought in October, stopping Juan Heraldez in three rounds, his first fight since losing a close unification bout with Josh Taylor. Meanwhile Redkach, 34, is most recently coming off a unanimous decision loss to Danny Garcia over a full year ago. Since then Redkach had been in a social media rift with Gervonta Davis over some leaked sparring footage, while Prograis has been caught up in his own rift with Adrien Broner. But instead of those beefs turning into actual fights, Prograis and Redkach will get one another.