Regis Prograis vs Juan Jose Velasco

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Regis Prograis vs Juan Jose Velasco
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3
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Date: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Location: 
Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
140
Titles at Stake: 
Interim WBC Light Welterweight Title
Referee: 
Laurence Cole

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Fan Cards: Regis Prograis vs Juan Jose Velasco


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REGIS PROGRAIS
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
69
JUAN JOSE VELASCO
9
9
10
9
8
9
8
62


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REGIS PROGRAIS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
70
JUAN JOSE VELASCO
9
9
9
9
8
9
8
61


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REGIS PROGRAIS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
70
JUAN JOSE VELASCO
9
9
9
9
8
9
8
61


scorecard by TJK146114
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REGIS PROGRAIS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
70
JUAN JOSE VELASCO
9
9
9
9
8
9
8
61


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REGIS PROGRAIS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
70
JUAN JOSE VELASCO
9
9
9
9
8
9
8
61


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Regis Progaris is a heck of a fighter, very, very dangerous. Prograis has recently made two big statements, knocking out both Joel Diaz Jr, and Julius Indongo in 2 rounds, we still don't know how much of a good, all round world level fighter he is, and he still has a bit to prove, but at the same time, there is a strong argument that he might even be the best in his division already, he is 21-0, so a fair amount of fights, and with his last victory, can't complain about him being ranked top. I think the Indongo victory was a massive statement from Prograis, he absolutely destroyed him.

Valesco is decent, 20-0, former Fedobal champion at 147 and 154, Latino champion at 140. Valesco is unknown, certainly in the US, he did fight in Nex Mexico last year, but 18 of his 20 fights have been in Argentina, he has achieved a lot at the level he has competed at, but Latino, Fedobal level, not world level, different world. Valesco is definitely an underdog, but it is almost guaranteed that an unbeaten, proud Argentine warrior will show up 100% to win, do his best to take the fight to his opponent.

As far as I've heard, Prograis has never been dropped, and it doesn't seem hard to believe if he hasn't, we've seen him fight with his face so he can get close, commit more to his own offence. Velasco, on the other hand, has been dropped at least 3 times in his career, so he can be hurt, he has stopped 12, so a 60% stoppage rate, he can punch a bit, but I think we can say Prograis, with an 86% stoppage rate, hits a lot harder. Given that he is a couple of years older, less resistant to punches, and doesn't hit as hard, it seems like for Velasco, getting into a dogfight against Prograis, would be a bad idea, but unfortunately, for underdogs, who have not many tactical options, brawling, taking risks is often all they can do to give themselves a chance of winning.

I think Prograis is a level or two above Velasco.

How interesting this fight is might depend a lot on Velasco, how good is his movement?, how well does he do the basics? Prograis, I don't think covers the canvas that well, he is a good pressure fighter, but he seems to be a little bit slow footed, he gets hit as well, then again, it is hard to really list these as weaknesses or flaws, because fighters like Golovkin, Hurd, they are so durable, shots boomerang off their heads, they make their opponents work so hard trying to hurt them, they control the pace, they make them drain their legs with movement as well, and they know that when they find their range, they can do damage, and really, it is often that they don't need to move their head, quicken up the fight, because tactically, they won't benefit, maybe it makes ths opponent throw more shots, and there are no consequences because the shots don't bother them at all. This might depend on Velasco's stamina, how long he can keep up his work, because Prograis will apply pressure, he will make him work. I think Prograis is really solid body puncher, which adds a massive amount to the set of problems for the opponent.

I definitely don't think this will go 6, I would say because Velasco is unbeaten, not old, I would say he will last a bit, but with him being seemingly maybe a little bit chinny, I just don't see him taking the power of Prograis. I think Prograis will stop Velasco, maybe in 4 rounds, I think the Argentine will do his best to make a fight of it, but I don't think he can hurt Prograis, I don't think he can withstand the power of his opponent, and I don't think he has the skill or the experience at this level to stop it being a fight.