Regis Prograis Demolishes Ivan Redkach With a Brutal Body Shot

Published 04/18/2021, 12:30 AM EDT


Regis Prograis closed the showdown against Ivan Redkach with a brutal body shot in round six that forced the Ukrainian to take a knee. However, the win looked controversial as commentators doubted it as a groin shot. But the replays showed that it was a legal punch thrown by Prograis. Hence, he walked off with the last laugh.

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Although Ivan Redkach had his minor moments in the ring, they didn’t turn out to be fruitful. Following several close shaves, he ultimately fell prey to Prograis’s prowess. Despite a lot of effort to regain his stance, the 35-year failed to make it to the count.

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The body shot he received had perfect timing and was loaded with power. So, the damage was quite evident. While the referee hesitated to call off the contest immediately, there was no coming back from that punch. So Regis Prograis was rightfully handed the win.

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Regis Prograis vs Ivan Redkach – A deeper look into the clash

Unlike most of the other fights in the event, Prograis vs Redkach was a traditional boxing encounter between two active elites. The super lightweight fight had the attention of several fight fans, and it thoroughly lived up to the hype.

In the initial stage, both men took their time before landing the bigger shots. It brought in the true essence of boxing. However, Prograis appeared the aggressor as the rounds went ahead. ‘Rougarou’ Prograis had a big moment in round four as he almost finished Redkach. He followed a similar stance in round five and had a clear advancement in the judges’ scorecards.

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However, the American boxer didn’t let his fate go to the judges. With a thunderous right hook to the body, Prograis doomed Redkach to the canvas and comfortably bagged his win in round six.

Now, 26-1 as a professional, Prograis will now aim for the bigger fights in his career. That said, a world title fight will be in his future, and the 32-year-old will look to continue his run and break into the current championship picture.

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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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