Regis Prograis & Terry Flanagan and Ivan Baranchyk & Anthony Yigit all make weight ahead of Saturday’s Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
(Photo credit: World Boxing Super Series)
Tickets for the bouts are on sale through TicketMaster.com and at the arena box office.
WBC Interim Super-Lightweight World Championship & WBC Diamond Title:
Regis Prograis, USA (29) (22-0, 19 KOs): 139.8 lb/63.41 kg
“I just can’t wait. Thank you all for coming out,” said Prograis at the weigh-in podium. “I beat the piss out of him tomorrow.”
Terry Flanagan, England (29) (33-1, 13 KOs): 139.3 lb /63.18 kg
“I can’t wait,” said Flanagan, a former WBO Lightweight World Champion.
“Let’s not forget I’ve been the world champion, I have had five defenses of the world title, I have got the experience and I am here to win, take the title home and become a two-weight world champion.
“It is going to be a hostile Saturday night, but I like it, I have been in people’s backyards before and came out victorious. I am excited, Terry Flanagan is going to win.”
The winner of Prograis vs Flanagan faces Kiryl Relikh in the semi-final.
Vacant IBF Super-Lightweight World Championship:
Ivan Baranchyk, Belarus (25) (18-0, 11 KOs): 140 lb /63.5 kg
“I am the favourite in this fight,” said Miami-based ‘Beast’ Baranchyk. “I am young, hungry, I am the beast! This is a world title, it is a World Boxing Super Series quarter-final. I am ready to fight.”
Anthony Yigit, Sweden (27) (21-0-1, 7 KOs): 139.7 lb /63.36 kg
“It is going to be a war, don’t expect anything less, I am here to win, I am here to hunt the beast,” said Yigit.
To the experts believing Baranchyk will win the fight, Yigit said: “Those people don’t know shit about boxing. Look, let me tell you something. They don’t know about me because I am from Europe. Everyone here has seen him fight on the American shows, but I am here and I will shock everybody.”
The winner of Baranchyk vs Yigit faces the winner of November 3rd’s Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin in the semi-final.
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Ivan Baranchyk ready for world title this Saturday against Anthony Yigit as part of WBSS in New Orleans
Undefeated Ivan Baranchyk (18-0, 11 KOs) is destined to become a world champion when he takes on Anthony Yigit in a fight for the vacant IBF Junior Welterweight title as part of the WBSS, Saturday night in New Orleans (DAZN, 8 pm ET).
Baranchyk of Miami, Oklahoma via Russia is one of the most exciting fighters in the world as he is a come-forward fighter who likes to throw hard power shots.
In Yigit (21-0-1, 7 KOs), Baranchyk is facing a boxer from Sweden, who will be looking to stand in the way of Baranchyk’s dream of becoming a world champion.
Baranchyk is looking to become the next world champion under the guidance of Split-T Management.
Baranchyk scaled 140 lbs at Friday’s weigh in, while Yigit was 139.7
“I am good, and ready for this fight. It has been a dream to become world champion, and Saturday I have a chance to realize that and at the same time advance in this great tournament,” said Baranchyk.
“It’s a truly exciting moment in time. To have a client with such a great work ethic, and so much heart, and now seeing him get that opportunity he deserves is an outstanding feeling,” said David McWater of Split-T Management.