Texas Talent is Taking Over
It must be something in the water or perhaps just sheer hard work, as fighters that train in Texas are enjoying some big time success in the ring. From Houston to Dallas, we have contenders and world champions emerging.
Friday night, we saw a young man in Regis Prograis run through former world champion Julius Indongo in just two rounds, giving the young man the best win of his career. In the process, the victory put him in line for a shot at that WBC Super Lightweight Title.
Prograis, a young man that migrated from New Orleans to Houston when he was just 16 years old due to Hurricane Katrina, could soon be a World Champion. Originally, Prograis was supposed to face Viktor Postol but due to an injury, Postol pulled out of the fight. That’s when Prograis told his team he wanted Indongo, not a light touch, but a former champion that has fought at a world championship level.
Prograis is just the newest talent to come out of Texas and he exudes a confidence and a high level of self believe in himself. Then also from Texas, you have IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. & the Charlo twins just to name a few.
These are all fighters that believe in themselves, that have a take no prisoners type of mentality. So far, when they’ve had the opportunity they have showed up and showed out.
They say everything is bigger in Texas and there’s no doubt the state is making a mark in the sport. So, like I mentioned earlier it must be something in the water, nah I think it’s just hard work!!
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland