Editor’s word: This text was initially revealed on DAZN.com.
Regis Prograis is embracing his subsequent battle towards Ivan Redkach on the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren undercard April 17 at Mercedes-Benz Enviornment in Atlanta.
Prograis is a former titleholder at 140 kilos. Paul is a YouTube persona whereas Askren is a former MMA star.
The cardboard might be out there on Triller.
“Triller is approaching sturdy,” Prograis mentioned. “I don’t know the way a lot of a risk they’ll be, however for proper now, it appears to be like like they will be one of many high folks within the sport.
“My crew has been attempting to do one thing like this a very long time in the past, the place it’s an occasion, the place it’s not simply common boxing. You could have 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 received’t tune in.”
Prograis believes that solely a handful of fighters can placed on reveals that appeal to followers in giant numbers with out additional angles to advertise a battle.
“Jake Paul may be very, very fashionable, so I’m not nervous about being on the undercard or something like that. That has no concern to me in any respect,” Prograis mentioned.
“I’ve to go on the market and look spectacular and deal with enterprise.”
Prograis’ battle towards Redkach would be the solely matchup that includes two opponents predominantly identified for his or her boxing prowess. Additionally on the cardboard, Colombian singer Reykon faces boxer Joe Fournier, and former cruiserweight title holder Steve Cunningham will face Frank Mir, a former UFC champion.
“Each time I battle I sit up for giving a spectacular efficiency,” Prograis mentioned. “With this present, much more. I wish to symbolize myself very well.
“I’m combating an actual battle. The constructive for me is you have got somebody like Jake Paul, and he has an entire completely different world on the market with recognition. … It’s a win-win.
“I feel a number of fighters are going to attempt to do that. I’m glad that I bought the decision. This can be a large platform, and they’re paying us all of this rattling cash. I feel a number of these fighters are going to succeed in out and say, ‘I wish to go battle on Triller.’”