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Regis Prograis vs Juan Jose Velasco on July 14 – WBC Stats

REGIS “Rougarou” PROGRAIS (United States)
WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion
Age: 29 / Date of birth: January 24, 1989
Residence: Houston, Texas / Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana.
Record: 21-0, 18 KOs / Total rounds: 73
Height: 5’8″ – 173cm / Reach: 67″ – 170cm / Stance: Left-handed
Manager: Churchill Management / Trainer: Bobby Benton

JUAN JOSE “El Pitbull” VELASCO
Ranked WBC No. 18 at Super Lightweight
Age: 31 / Date of birth: May 2, 1987
Residence: Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina / Birthplace: Palpalá, Jujuy, Argentina
Record: 20-0, 12 KOs / Total rounds: 100
Height: 5’8″ – 173cm / Stance: Right-handed
Manager: Juan Brignone / Trainer: Herman Caicedo

WBC SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS
1. Roberto Cruz (Phil) 1963
2. Eddie Perkins (US) 1963 – 1965
3. Carlos Hernandez (Ven) 1965 – 1966
4. Sandro Lopopolo (Ita) 1966 – 1967
5. Paul Fuji (US) 1967 – 1968
6. Pedro Adigue (Phil) 1968 – 1970
7. Bruno Arcari (Italy) 1970 – 1974
8. Pedro Fernández (Spain) 1974 – 1975
9. Saensak Muangsurin (Thai) 1975 – 1976
10. Miguel Velazquez (Spain) 1976
11. Saensak Muangsurin (Thai) * 1976 – 1978
12. Sang-Hyun Kim (Korea) 1978 – 1980
13. Saoul Mamby (US) 1980 – 1982
14. Leroy Haley (US) 1982 – 1983
15. Bruce Curry (US) 1983 – 1984
16. Bill Costello (US) 1984 – 1985
17. Lonnie Smith (US) 1985 – 1986
18. Rene Arredondo (Mexico) 1986
19. Tsuyoshi Hamada (Japan) 1986 – 1987
20. Rene Arredondo (México) * 1987
21. Roger Mayweather (US) 1987 – 1989
22. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex) 1989 – 1994
23. Frankie Randall (US) 1994
24. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex) * 1994 – 1996
25. Oscar de la Hoya (US-Mex) 1996 – 1997
26. Konstantin Tszyu (Australia) 1998 – 2003
27. Arturo Gatti (Canada) 2004 – 2005
28. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US) 2005
29. Junior Witter (GB) 2006 – 2008
30. Timothy Bradley Jr. (US) 2008 – 2009
31. Devon Alexander (US) 2009 – 2011
32. Timothy Bradley Jr. (US) * 2011
33. Erik Morales (Mexico) 2011 – 2012
34. Lucas Matthysse (Arg) Interim 2012 – 2013
35. Danny Garcia 2012 – 2015
36. Viktor Postol (Ukraine) 2015 – 2016
37. Terence Crawford (US) 2016 – 2018
38. Regis Prograis (US) Interim 2018 –
39. Jose Ramirez (US) 2018 –
* Regained


TOP 10
1. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex)
2. Oscar de la Hoya (US/Mex)
3. Kostya Tszyu (Rus/Aust)
4. Roger Mayweather (US)
5. Timothy Bradley (US)
6. Bruno Arcari (Italy)
7. Arturo Gatti (Canada)
8. Danny Garcia (US)
9. Devon Alexander (US)
10. Saensak Muangsurin (Thai)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY
35 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, four of whom have regained the title: Saensak Muangsurin (Thailand), Rene Arredondo (Mexico), Julio Cesar Chavez (Mexico), Timothy Bradley Jr. (US).

126 WBC super lightweight world title bouts have been held in WBC history.
This will be the 71st WBC super lightweight world title fight in the United States in WBC history.

MEMORABLE FIGHTS:

Mar. 7, 2018 Jose Ramirez W12 Amir Imam – New York
Aug. 19, 2017 Terence Crawford KO3 Julius Indongo – Lincoln
July 23, 2016 Terence Crawford W12 Viktor Postol – Las Vegas
Oct. 3, 2015 Viktor Postol KO10 Lucas Matthysse – Carson
July 14, 2012 Danny Garcia TKO4 Amir Khan – Las Vegas
Jan. 29, 2011 Timothy Bradley Jr. TW10 Devon Alexander – Pontiac
Mar. 6, 2010 Devon Alexander TKO8 Juan Urango – Uncasville
June 25, 2005 Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO6 Arturo Gatti – Atlantic City
Jan. 29, 2005 Arturo Gatti KO5 James Leija – Atlantic City
Nov. 3, 2001 Konstantin Tszyu TKO2 Zab Judah – Las Vegas
June 7, 1996 Oscar de la Hoya TKO4 Julio Cesar Chavez – Las Vegas
Mar. 17, 1990 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO12 Meldrick Taylor – Las Vegas
May 13, 1989 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO10 Roger Mayweather – Inglewood
Nov. 12, 1987 Roger Mayweather TKO6 Rene Arredondo – Los Angeles
Apr. 8, 1978 Saensak Muangsurin KO13 Francisco Moreno – Hat Yai
Mar. 6, 1971 Bruno Arcari W15 Joao Henrique – Rome
July 22, 1987 Rene Arredondo TKO6 Tsuyoshi Hamada – Kokugican
June 15, 1963 Eddie Perkins W15 Roberto Cruz – Manila

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Leonard Fournette will be ringside on Saturday, July 14, at Lakefront Arena in his hometown of New Orleans to support fellow native and top-rated junior welterweight Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) in his 12-round hometown clash with undefeated Juan Jose Velasco (20-0, 12 KOs), of Argentina, at Lakefront Arena.

Born in New Orleans, the 23-year-old Fournette is a graduate of St. Augustine High School and was a collegiate star at Louisiana State University before being drafted in 2017 in the first round by the Jaguars.

Stated Fournette, “This is a great look for New Orleans within the sports world. We’re known for football and basketball, but Regis’ accomplishments in the boxing world are amazing and opening doors for all the young boxers in the city that are trying to follow in his footsteps. All of the athletes in New Orleans will be there with me on July 14 in full support of him and I can’t want to be there at ringside.”

Presented by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, the highly anticipated main event between Regis “Rougarou” Prograis, of New Orleans, and undefeated challenger Juan Jose Velasco, of Argentina, for the WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Championship, will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET. The exciting undercard will be broadcast on ESPN+ beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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. Doors on the night of the event open at 3:00pm CT, with the first fight scheduled for 3:30pm CT.

Fournette will also make an appearance in the VIP room during the event and will be available for photo-ops if any fans with a VIP ticket should catch him in there. For VIP ticket inquiries, please call the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577.