Postol Out of Prograis Bout, Indongo In

Prograis vs Indongo 

Former junior welterweight world titleholder Viktor Postol, who was scheduled to fight an interim title bout against Regis Prograis on March 9, is now out of the bout with an injury. Postol suffered a fractured thumb during camp for the upcoming fight.

Julius Indongo will now face Prograis in the fight to be televised on Showtime. Indongo is a former world titlist himself who will be making his first appearance since losing to Terence Crawford back in August in the unification bout on ESPN. Prograis and Indongo are both promoted by Lou DiBella.

“I feel badly for Postol,” DiBella said. “The WBC and Showtime approved former world champion Julius Indongo to replace him and fight for the interim title.”

“He was preparing for a comeback fight, but obviously this opportunity knocked,” DiBella said of Indongo. “Regis wanted the kind of opponent who would help him make a statement. He has that in Postol and now he has it with Indongo. It’s one former world champion stepping in for another one. Postol and Indongo both have strong résumés with their only losses coming to ‘Bud’ Crawford. So things have worked out as well as they could.”

Prograis (20-0, 17 KOs), who is from New Orleans and relocated to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, scored his biggest win back in June when he knocked out then-undefeated Joel Diaz Jr. in the second round. Prograis has won 13 of his last 14 fights by knockout.

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