REGIS PROGRAIS, the WBA super-lightweight world champion, is wearing a pair of fur-lined slippers with a golden buckle across the front. “Oh, you like these?” He asks, reclining in his seat and momentarily resting his £615 footwear onto the table in front of him. “These the Guccis.”
But it’s a tongue-in-cheek gesture from the 30-year-old who swiftly laughs off his overt display of excess. Prograis, in fact, has good reason to place very little importance on material items.
“I was 16 when Katrina hit,” he remembers. “Nothing but a kid.