Super light Weight
Regis Prograis, whose nickname is “Rougarou” (Louisiana French for ‘werewolf’), is an accomplished American professional boxer with an impressive career. Here are some key highlights about him:
Regis Prograis has held the WBC super lightweight title since 2022 and previously secured the WBA super lightweight title in 2019.
As of February 2023, he is regarded as the world’s top active super lightweight by esteemed boxing organizations, including the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, The Ring magazine, and BoxRec.
Prograis chose the nickname “Rougarou” as a tribute to his Native American heritage and his grandfather.Prograis is originally from New Orleans and is of Louisiana Creole descent. Hurricane Katrina led to his relocation to Houston, Texas, in 2005, where he started his boxing journey at the Savannah Boxing Club. He trained alongside boxing legend Evander Holyfield, which played a pivotal role in his decision to pursue boxing seriously.
During his amateur career, he amassed an impressive record of 87 wins and 7 losses.
Prograis achieved numerous accolades as an amateur, including being ranked #4 in the United States, winning the 2009 Ringside World Championship, becoming the 2010 HORN National Champion, securing regional Golden Gloves titles, and participating in the 2012 Olympic Trials before transitioning to professional boxing in 2012.
In the early stages of his professional career, Prograis competed at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as part of the undercard for the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter fight. This event marked the first primetime boxing broadcast on CBS in over four decades.
His remarkable performances led to recognition as a Prospect of the Year candidate by ESPN in 2015.
Regis Prograis gained acknowledgment from USA Today and Yahoo Sports as a legitimate contender for world titles.
He is represented by the renowned boxing promoter Lou DiBella.
Regis Prograis’ career trajectory reflects his dedication, skill, and accomplishments in the world of professional boxing.