Regis Prograis meets Terry Flanagan this weekend in a quarter-final bout of the super-lightweight World Boxing Super Series. This fight is scheduled to take place at Lakefront Arena, New Orleans. The interim World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight Title is up for grabs.
|Regis Prograis||vs.||Terry Flanagan|
|United States||Birthplace||United Kingdom|
|173 cm||Height||177 cm|
|W W W W W||Last five fights||W W W W L|
Prograis (22-0, 19 KO) has taken great strides in graduating from the ShoBox camp to emerge as one of the finest junior welterweight fighters around today. As an unbeaten prospect, the American known as ‘Rougarou’ is ranked as a top contender by the WBA. He steps up for this WBSS quarter-final in a sublime vein of form; knocking out his last six opponents, including the previously unbeaten duo of Juan Jose Velasco and Joel Diaz Jr.
Had it not been for a minor alteration of the judges cards in his favour, ‘Turbo’ Terry Flanagan (33-1, 13 KO) would also be going into this fight with a flawless record. Unfortunately for the Brit, he lost out to Maurice Hooker on points in June this year for the WBO vacant super lightweight title. Prior to his only defeat, Flanagan pulled together a modest string of results at lightweight against credible opposition.
Regis Prograis v Terry Flanagan Prediction
Long story short, Prograis advances through to the semis of the World Boxing Super Series. And you can bank on Flanagan taking a beating for daring to stick it to Prograis on home turf. There’s an argument that Frank Warren wrapped Flanagan in cotton wool as a champion, choosing fights with a secure road to victory. If that’s the case, this quarter-final could be an eye opening experience for the visiting camp.
Prograis said in the build-up to this fight that he picked Flanagan in this tournament deliberately, to show the world what he is capable of in beating a top seeded fighter. Our pick for this contest runs parallel with the American’s prophecy, and as much as we love an underdog story we can’t deviate from our gut feeling that Prograis will put on a show this weekend.
Prograis vs. Flanagan Betting Tips and Picks
Regis Prograis makes favourite to win by all methods leading up to this bout. Given the huge chasm between his odds (1/10) and Flanagan’s (11/2) for outright winner, it’s safe to say no one is giving the travelling Brit a cat in hell’s chance. There are roughly 20-30 additional markets to explore for how to bet on this boxing match, and we’ve outlined a selection that have greater financial appeal than a standard win for the champ.
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Prograis to win by KO/TKO
Odds for a Prograis KO naturally stand out amongst the available betting markets for this event for obvious reasons. We mentioned earlier that Rougarou has made quick work of 19 of his 22 career opponents, that’s a staggering 86% for KO’s. Tipping him to land a finishing blow on Flanagan is worth looking at, even for a small stake at least.
Prograis to win on points
Should Flanagan somehow survive the battering from Prograis then we’re potentially looking at a decision from the scorecards. The Manchester fighter has gone the full distance in 62% of his pro bouts, albeit against boxers who aren’t up in Prograis’ league. Odds for the Brit to score well on points are more attractive than the reverse outcome for Prograis, which also ups the risk factor.
Fight to go the distance
As with a points decision, betting on this fight to last the full twelve rounds is one of few unlikely scenarios to pursue. Flanagan has only recently moved up in weight and is relatively inexperienced in taking punches from a top ranked fighters with hands of stone. For that reason, the odds on Flangan failing to make the 10-count are shorter than what the average punter dreams for. This bet makes sense as part of an accumulator if nothing else.