Former 140-pound champion Regis Prograis is relishing his alternative to co-star in Triller’s flagship Struggle Membership card April 17 headlined by the Jake Paul versus Ben Askren battle.
The 32-year-old Prograis (25-1, 21 KOs) has been across the block combating for numerous platforms and promoters in recent times, however the Bayou boxer is bullish on boxing’s latest participant main as much as his battle towards Ivan Redkach on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
“Triller is approaching sturdy. I do not know the way a lot of a risk they will be, however for proper now, it appears to be like like they’re going to be one of many prime individuals within the sport,” stated Prograis. “My workforce has been making an attempt to do one thing like this a very long time in the past, the place it is an occasion. The place it isn’t simply common boxing. You’ve got an occasion with performers. Boxing has been needing one thing like this to occur and I’m glad to be part of it … And not using a mainstream fighter, lots of people will not tune in.”
Prograis stated Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are the one handful of fighters within the sport that may transfer the needle by themselves.
Prograis is embracing Paul’s pairing of savvy social abilities with the candy science and the untapped fan base he’ll deliver on battle night time.
“Jake Paul could be very, highly regarded, so I am not frightened about being on the undercard or something like that. That has no concern to me in any respect,” stated Prograis. “I’ve to go on the market and look spectacular and deal with enterprise.”
Prograis take a look at towards Redkach is the one conventional boxing match on Triller’s PPV battle invoice.
Different supporting bouts characteristic former cruiserweight champion Steve Cunnigham taking up former UFC champion Frank Mir, and professional boxer Joe Fournier combating Colombian reggaeton artist Reykon.
“Everytime I battle I stay up for giving a spectacular efficiency. With this present, much more. I wish to characterize myself rather well,” stated Prograis. “I am combating an actual battle. The optimistic for me is you may have somebody like Jake Paul, and he has an entire totally different world on the market with recognition … It is a win-win.
“I believe a whole lot of fighters are going to attempt to do that [with Triller]. I am glad that I acquired the decision. It is a big platform, and they’re paying us all of this rattling cash. I believe a whole lot of these fighters are going to succeed in out and say, ‘I wish to go battle on Triller.’”
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