Plenty of work to undergo in training camp prior to July 14, when WBC Interim super lightweight champion Regis Prograis, defends his crown in familiar surroundings, against Argentine José Juan Velasco, at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
“I’m excited and honored to be fighting at home in New Orleans,” says Regis, who became the interim champion by knocking out former champion Julius Indongo in March.
“Over the past few years, people have always asked me when I was fighting at home, and now, I’m more than excited that we can make the fight happen and better yet, as a WBC champion.
“The people of New Orleans have supported me from day one , and I love being able to fight at home.”
Prograis (21-0, 18 Ko’s) lived in New Orleans until 2005, but after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city he had to move to Houston, where he started with the most intense part of his training and began his professional career.
Velasco (20-0, 12 Ko’s) is originally from Argentina and will come to this bout with four knockouts in his last five fights. It’ll be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
Zanfer Promotions confirms that the WBC super featherweight world champion, Mexican Miguel Berchelt will be making the third defense of his crown on June 23, against former world champion Jonathan Víctor Barros, of Argentina.
Barros has a victory over Miguel “Mickey” Roman, who is Berchelt’s mandatory challenger. He has 41 victories, 22 of them by fast track, five losses, only one by knockout, and a draw.
Berchelt’s record is 33-1 with 29 knockouts, one of the highest percentages of knockout in the división. in his last fight he KO’d Ghanaian Maxwell Awuku in three rounds, who was the replacement of former champion Cristian Mijares.
The lightweight champion of the World Boxing Council, Belgian Delfine Persoon will defend her crown for the seventh time against Argentine Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre, on June 9 in Eernegem, Belgium.
Persoon comes from defeating Italy’s Monica Gentili in a non-title fight in January. She previously defended his crown by defeating French Myriam Dellal via a wide decision.
Delfine has six successful defenses against Diana Prazak, Nicole Boss, Maiva Hamadouche, Christina Linardatou, Ruth Stephanie Aquino and Myriam Dellal.
Delfine was crowned WBC lightweight champion in April 2014, when she defeated Argentina´s warrior Erica “Pantera” Farías.