Regis Prograis reflects on Ivan Redkach drama, Triller & Jake Paul


Regis Prograis reflects on his win over Ivan Redkach, Triller and Jake Paul Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Regis Prograis displays on his win over Ivan Redkach, Triller and Jake Paul Photograph Credit score: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

On an evening which was noticed a YouTube sensation in Jake Paul combat a retired MMA fighter in Ben Askren, Snoop Dogg on commentary and one other former UFC fighter and a Colombian reggaeton artist make his debut, it was surprisingly the conflict between Regis Prograis and Ivan Redkach which produced probably the most drama on a dramatic evening in Atlanta final Saturday.

The showdown between former 140lbs champion, Prograis and skilled contender Redkach was the combat on the cardboard which appealed to the hardcore boxing followers, however concluded in weird circumstances.

‘Rougarou’ dominated proceedings and after hanging the Ukrainian with a left hand to the top, Prograis adopted up with a physique shot which left the 35-year-old crumpled on the canvas, claiming he’d been struck by a low blow.

Referee Jim Korb dominated the shot, which on replay was clearly above the belt line, a low bow handing the American a technical choice win with ‘El Horrible’ stretchered out of the ring after receiving medical consideration.

An understandably livid Prograis vented his frustration after the bout, however was given his justice on Monday when the Georgia Athletic and Leisure Fee reversed the referee’s choice, handing him a sixth spherical TKO victory, his second win by stoppage since a sole loss to Josh Taylor by majority choice again in October 2019.

Reflecting on the bout, the 32-year-old believes his opponent was in search of a manner out of the combat, however was glad to see the choice overturned.


“These final two rounds I began to hit him arduous, I began to catch him,” Prograis instructed

“I simply assume he wished a manner out, that’s the primary factor, I simply assume he wished to get out he didn’t need to combat no extra and he faked it.

“He’d get an enormous Oscar award for that as a result of he faked that shit good!

“It wasn’t low for certain. Even after I hit him I knew it wasn’t low. I actually don’t ever hit no person low, even when I’m preventing an orthodox fighter or a southpaw fighter.

“In fact everyone could make errors, however I simply don’t do this and I knew it didn’t hit him low, I knew he was bullshitting.”

“That was the primary factor I wished [the decision changing to a TKO].”

Prograis revealed that an apology was given by Redkach and his spouse, though the trio didn’t talk in individual after the combat.

It was Triller’s second occasion since their inaugural exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr in November and featured performances from Diplo, The Black Keys, Saweetie, while there was a win for 44-year-old former Cruiserweight world champion, Steve Cunningham who got here out of retirement to beat former UFC Heavyweight, Frank Mir.

Regis Prograis has had his win over Ivan Redkach overturned from a technical decision to a TKO by the Georgia Commission Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Regis Prograis has had his win over Ivan Redkach overturned from a technical choice to a TKO by the Georgia Fee Photograph Credit score: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Throughout a novel and unconventional broadcast, which acquired combined response on-line, Oscar De La Hoya made a shock look and later apologised for making some outlandish feedback and Prograis says he felt the occasion was barely extreme at occasions.

“I feel it was an excessive amount of, I’m not going to lie. They may have achieved it, however not a lot.

“I needed to be on the area for 6pm after which I didn’t begin strolling [to the ring] till 11.40pm or one thing like that, so I’m actually sitting in a dressing room for shut to 6 hours, ready, ready and ready.

“We noticed all these acts, all these performers they had been doing all these items and it was sort of free.


“One other factor folks don’t know, Ivan’s spouse she stored coming into our dressing room providing us stuff.

“She was providing us sandwiches and meals and bananas and low!

“She was actual good. I feel that was her first time really being in one thing like that and I feel she was working as his assistant or one thing like that.

“However she stored coming in, she was providing us every kind of issues. She was like, ‘yeah, you realize they are saying you’ve received to maintain your pals shut and your enemies nearer.’

“She was joking round, she was actual good about it, nevertheless it was only a totally different kind of expertise.”

Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren inside the opening round in Atlanta on Saturday Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing
Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren contained in the opening spherical in Atlanta on Saturday Photograph Credit score: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing

Prograis’ combat was adopted by a efficiency from Justin Bieber earlier than Jake Paul stopped Ben Askren inside the primary spherical, to safe his third skilled win.

Paul, who has amassed over 20m subscribers on YouTube has drawn widespread criticism within the boxing neighborhood, elevating eyebrows in the course of the combat week press convention when he described himself as an “elite boxer” regardless of his different two wins coming in opposition to a fellow web sensation in AnEsonGib on debut, earlier than halting former NBA star, Nate Robinson.


Nevertheless, ‘The Downside Little one’, who’s linked with a future conflict with Tommy Fury is drawing large consideration and a brand new viewers to the game, claiming on his YouTube channel that the combat had generated over 1.5m pay-per-view buys and Prograis, who has named Adrien Broner as a possible opponent for his subsequent combat believes the 24-year-old is having a constructive influence on the game with the attention he’s bringing.

“Even earlier than the combat that’s why I agreed to be on the cardboard, as a result of they had been like ‘do you need to combat on [the] Jake Paul [undercard]?’

“In fact I’ll combat, he’s bringing totally different eyes to the game. If I’m not mistaken they stated the pay-per-view numbers are loopy, they’re large numbers proper now and I don’t even assume they tallied all of them up but.

“My opinion of him didn’t change in any respect. He’s bringing totally different eyes to the game and hey if they will do this by a boxing combat, allow them to do it.”

Watch the total interview the place Prograis displays on his combat with Redkach beneath and try what he needed to say about his future on our YouTube channel.


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