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Regis Prograis To Face Julius Indongo After Postol Injury March 9th

NEW YORK (Feb. 12, 2018) – Undefeated 140-pound contender Regis Prograis
will now face former unified world champion Julius Indongo for the vacant
Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Championship on Friday, March 9, in the
12-round main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION live on SHOWTIME at 10
p.m. ET/PT from Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Indongo replaces the previously announced Viktor Postol, who was forced to
withdraw from the bout with a hand injury.

Born in Namibia and now fighting out of Omaha, NE, Indongo (22-1, 11 KOs)
is a former unified champion who held the IBF and WBA 140-pound titles.

In 2016, Indongo traveled to Moscow, Russia, to dethrone IBF Junior
Welterweight Champion Eduard Troyanovsky with a stunning first-round
knockout. In his first defense as champion, Indongo traveled to Glasgow,
Scotland, for a unification bout with WBA Champion Ricky Burns. The
35-year-old won a 12-round unanimous decision to become unified champion.

In his first bout as a unified titleholder, Indongo made his U.S. debut
against fellow undefeated and unified champion Terence Crawford in a
showdown to determine the undisputed champion of the 140-pound division. It
was the first championship bout with all four major world titles at stake
since Jermain Taylor dethroned Bernard Hopkins in 2005. Indongo lost to
Crawford to suffer the only defeat of his professional career.

“I’m very excited to fight Regis Prograis on March 9,” said Indongo. “This
is a great opportunity for me toward becoming a world champion again. I
know how good Prograis is, but come March 9, I’ll be victorious.”

“While it’s unfortunate that Viktor Postol suffered this training injury,
we’re thrilled that Julius Indongo jumped right at the opportunity to face
Regis Prograis for the interim WBC title,” said Lou DiBella, President of
DiBella Entertainment. “Regis wanted to prove himself against the best, and
he will still be afforded that opportunity when he meets former champion
Indongo in what promises to be a sensational clash of styles.”

Prograis (20-0, 17 KOs), of Houston by way of New Orleans, has scored
knockouts in 13 of his last 14 fights and is a rising star in the wide-open
140-pound division. Indongo represents the toughest challenge of his career
with his lone loss to one of the top fighters in boxing, Terence Crawford.

In the 12-round co-feature, undefeated 140-pound contenders Ivan Baranchyk
(17-0, 10 KOs) and Anthony Yigit (21-0-1, 7 KOs) will square off in a
Junior Welterweight World Title Eliminator to become the mandatory
challenger for IBF champion Sergey Lipinets. Lipinets will defend his belt
the following day, March 10, on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® against
undefeated three-division champion Mikey Garcia.

The event is presented by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Elite
Boxing, Fight Promotions Inc., Holden Productions and Sauerland Promotions.
Tickets, priced at $200, $80 and $60, are on sale now and can be purchased
on Ticketmaster.com or by calling(877) 907-4726.

The doors open and first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. More information on
Deadwood Mountain Grand can be found on their website at
www.DeadwoodMountainGrand.com

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