Boxing News At Five | Jul 31 2018

Boxing News at Five: Flanagan and Prograis on tap for October 27 in New Orleans, Hrgovic steps up against Cornish

Former WBO champion Terry Flanagan might have to fight Regis Prograis in New Orleans, and Gary Cornish gets ready for Filip Hrgovic test in Croatia
Regis Prograis
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ALTHOUGH Manchester’s Terry Flanagan has never competed outside Britain in a nine-year, 34-fight professional career, this could soon be about to change, reports ESPN.

The talk is that the former WBO world lightweight champion will have to fight Regis Prograis, the World Boxing Super Series’ super-lightweight tournament’s number one seed, at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, USA, on October 27.

It’s a tough ask for Flanagan on neutral ground, let alone in a venue close to Prograis’ home. Yet ‘Turbo’ Terry, coming off a points defeat to Maurice Hooker in June, is surely already aware he’s up against it – Prograis, the top seed, actively pursued him, after all – and knows he’s just one win away from changing his fortunes and blowing a tournament wide apart. Where else better to do it?

 

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