WBC Super Lightweight Regis Prograis Retained his Title in Bout in his Hometown.

Fleur De Lis Data News Weekly Contributor

New Orleans own Regis Prograis recently won a close fight against Challenger Danielito Zorrilla in a split decision at the Smoothie King Center.

The official scores were 118-109, 117-110 and 113-114. Boxing Junkie scored it 114-113 for Zorrilla.

Prograis won in the tough bout. While some believed it was not his best performance, it was enough to secure a victory.

“I definitely was confident I would get the decision,” Prograis said afterward. “I got the [knockdown] early. And I kept pressing the action. But you know he ran around the whole time. … He tried to survive.”

Prograis record is now (29-1, 24 KOs)

The New Orleans native and two-time titleholder returned home making the first defense of the WBC belt he won by knocking out Jose Zepeda in the 11th round last November.

He plans on continuing to defend his title and representing his hometown. Where his unmistakable swagger and accent is 5-0-4 ever.

After his victory, he stated, “There are a lot of big fights out there for me. We’ll see what happens.”

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