Regis Prograis gets his demand granted for Ivan Redkach bout
Former WBA Junior Welterweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (26-1, 22ko) got his demand granted after Ukraine native fighter Ivan Redkach (23-6-1, 18ko) pulled off the worse con job seen on television. The two fighters were showcasing their talents on the Triller Pay-Per-View and the former champion was making easy work of Redkach. The most colorful thing about the fighter from Ukrainian was his hair. It looked as if he lost a cool-aid fight with a 5-year-old.
It is worth mentioning that in the second round, Redkach semi-complained about a low blow but continued to fight. As the fight would go into the later rounds, it was becoming clear Redkach was about to get stretched. Right on cue, when Rougarou landed a right hook to kidney out of the view of the referee, El Terrible lived up to his nickname by giving the most disgraceful fake low-blow performance.
COMPLETE CON JOB
Redkach made it seem as if he was hit with a low blow from Rougarou. He was down on the floor kicking and yelling like a two-year-old having a temper tantrum. The ringside doctor got in the ring and it was deemed that he could not continue.
Okay, if you are reading this, you are probably asking yourself, “why is the author so dismissive of Redkach being hit with an illegal punch?” Well, instant replay showed that not only was it a legal punch, but it was high on the side of his body below the elbow, which is nowhere near the protective cup area.
ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE
The more they played the replay, the more laughable and unbelievable Redkach’s claims looked. In the end, the fight was ruled a technical decision for Prograis since his opponent made the claim he could not continue. The former champion felt it should have been ruled a knockout and expressed it on social media.
Social media has been going wild since news dropped that the Georgia State Athletic Commission has overturned the ruling from a technical decision to a technical knockout. Fighters are supposed to be built of a different breed. Going out on your shield is more than just a phrase. It is a way of life if you are a fighter, and El terrible was looking for a way out without suffering a humiliating knockout.
Several fans and members of the boxing community took to social media calling for him to never be allowed to fight ever again. Redkach may have a future in Hollywood because he was fully committed to that acting job.
By: Garrisson Bland