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ANTICIPATION BUILDS FOR JULY 14 NEW ORLEANS HOMECOMING AS REGIS “ROUGAROU” PROGRAIS HITS WILD CARD WEST

Los Angeles, CA (June 14, 2018) – Undefeated Interim WBC Super Lightweight
champion Regis* “Rougarou” Prograis* swung open the doors to his last
workout in Los Angeles to the Southern California media earlier this week
at the Wild Card West Boxing Gym in Santa Monica, CA.

On Saturday, July 14, Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs), of New Orleans, LA, will
battle *Juan Jose Velasco *(20-0, 12 KOs), of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for
the WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Title at the Lakefront Arena in New
Orleans, LA. Prograis vs. Velasco and Teofimo Lopez vs. William Silva will
be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET, while the
undercard, including Charles Conwell vs. Travis Scott, will be broadcast on
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beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.

*Below are quotes from Prograis, who spoke to the media following his
training session:*

“I know that Velasco is a very tough, undefeated veteran who is coming to
fight and I’m training hard for victory and to put on a show on July 14.”

“I’ve been waiting to fight at home for a long time. This fight will
measure how many more big fights we can bring to New Orleans, not just me.”

“I definitely want to fight all the big names at 140 pounds, first on my
mind is Velasco on July 14 and then any of the big names next.”

“I was in New York City at the Jose Ramirez-Amir Imam fight. After the
fight, Top Rank wanted me to fight on Ramirez’ undercard in Fresno and I
said that was not going to happen. I was a mandatory to fight Ramirez and
that’s who I wanted to fight.”

“There’s no reason to build up a Ramirez fight. His name is not bigger than
mine, so fighting on his undercard wouldn’t have made any difference in how
big the fight became.”

“Ramirez has his route and I’ve got mine. I would have fought him anywhere
neutral, New York City or Los Angeles would have been perfect.”

“This is my last day in Los Angeles, I love it here, but I’ll move my camp
to Houston for the rest of my training.”

Tickets, priced at $200 (ringside), $125 (floor), $75 and $40, can be
purchased in advance at the Lakefront Arena box office, Ticketmaster.com
and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Discounts for military, students and
the New Orleans Police Department members – $75 tickets for $50 and $40
seats for $25 – are available when presenting valid ID at the UNO box
office.