Ivan Redkach Recalls Breaking Regis Prograis’ Nose During a Sparring Session

Published 04/17/2021, 1:01 AM EDT


Welterweight prospect Ivan Redkach will try to bounce back from his loss against Danny Garcia. He will fight Regis Prograis on the undercard of Jake Paul vs Ben Askren on April 17. The Ukrainian hard-hitter appears confident of claiming the win, but a fight with Prograis (25-1) might not be a walk in the park.

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That said, Redkach has recently recalled breaking Prograis’s nose when they sparred back in the days. However, Ivan Redkach did that with precision. In the latest media interaction, ‘El Terrible’ opened up on his upcoming fight with ‘Rougarou’ and revealed some interesting insights from their previous encounter.

The 35-year-old said, “We had a great sporting session, and it was just a part of the training, a couple of times. You know what I am not sure, but probably I broke his nose in one of the sparring sessions.” (via a translator)

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Redkach holds a professional record of 23 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw with 21 wins coming via KOs. After debuting in 2009, he went on a tear with his prowess. While it later became a journey of ups and downs, Redkach is still relevant in the current welterweight roster. However, Regis Prograis will have his legitimate chances inside the ring.

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Preview: Ivan Redkach vs Regis Prograis

Both men are stylistically similar and have orthodox stances, but Ivan Redkach will enjoy an advantage in height and reach. He is over an inch taller than Prograis and has a reach advantage of 4”. However, all these factors can only come in handy if Redkach can protect himself from the intense power that he will expectedly receive.

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‘Rougarou’ Prograis is one of the best hard hitters of the super lightweight division and can seemingly put the 140 lbs on notice with a win over Redkach. While Ben Askren and Jake Paul will headline the event on Triller, a serious clash between Prograis and ‘El Terrible’ can bring in a lot of hardcore fans.

Who do you think will win? Ivan Redkach or Regis Prograis ?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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