Regis Prograis v Maurice Hooker Confirmed for April!

Regis Prograis versus Hooker Confirmed for April 17

Regis Prograis (left), Maurice Hooker
Regis Prograis (left), Maurice Hooker

Regis Prograis versus Hooker Confirmed for April 17


For a little while now, there has been rampant speculation about a potential showdown between former super lightweight champions Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-1, 20 KO’s) and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 18 KO’s). Well now the speculation is at an end and the fight is a legit done deal.

BAD BLOOD BRAWL

As Prograis, former super lightweight WBA champion, himself confirmed in an exclusive interview with FightHype, the two talented brawl brokers will go head-to-head this spring.

“Yea, it’s confirmed me and Maurice Hooker will be fighting April 17 in Washington DC.”

While this is already a fun fight to begin with, it becomes a bit more tantalizing when incorporating the fact that the two share a preexisting cantankerous history. So not only can the two fighters score a much needed win over a notable name, Prograis and former WBO super lightweight champion Maurice Hooker can vanquish an old personal antagonist in one move.

“I don’t really have personal bad blood with no fighter or nothing like that. But me and him, it was a while ago, he was talking about me and of course I responded. I never let no one say nothing about me without responding. So I said some stuff about him and then it was going back and forth. It’s a fight I been wanting for a long time.”

GETTING BACK TO WINNING WAYS

While the fight looks to be competitive on paper, it’s also something of a must-win for both boxers. Hooker is only one fight removed from his first and only loss at the hands of WBC and WBO world super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (25-0, 17 KO’s). Mighty Mo would end up losing their thrilling unification match by way of sixth round TKO.

On the flip side, Prograis is coming directly off his only professional defeat to Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (16-0), who is now the WBA, IBF and WBC diamond super lightweight champion, in the final round of the World Boxing Super Series. The Rougarou would lose by way of majority decision.

Once in the squared-circle, this will be one fun bout to watch unfold! Stay tuned to 3kingsboxing for all the latest boxing news and updates!

By: Bakari Simpson

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