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Who won Prograis vs Relikh?
Regis Prograis beat Kiryl Relikh by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 27th April 2019 at Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This was a semi final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Donaire vs Young for the WBA Super World Bantamweight championship.
Prograis vs Relikh stats
Back in April 2019, Regis Prograis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kiryl Relikh made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested that Prograis and Relikh have similar power, both with a 83% knock out percentage.
Regis Prograis was the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Relikh had a height advantage of 2 inches over Prograis. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Regis Prograis fought out of the southpaw stance, while Kiryl Relikh was an orthodox fighter.
Prograis was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year later than Relikh, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 45 more professional rounds, 160 to Relikh's 115.
Regis Prograis went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA at super lightweight.
Prograis vs Relikh form
Prograis had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Terry Flanagan on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Juan Jose Velasco on 14th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC Interim World Super Lightweight championship fight at Lakefront Arena, Louisiana.
Going into that contest, he had won against Julius Indongo on 9th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Deadwood Mountain Grand, South Dakota.
Before that, he had beat Joel Diaz Jr on 9th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
He had defeated Wilfrido Buelvas on 11th February 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Hard Rock Casino, Mississippi, USA.
Relikh had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Eduard Troyanovsky on 7th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Rances Barthelemy on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Rances Barthelemy on 20th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
Before that, he had lost to Ricky Burns on 7th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Joaquim Carneiro on 13th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Bolton.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Regis Prograis had been fighting more than Kiryl Relikh.
Going to this contest, Regis Prograis had last fought 6 months ago, while Kiryl Relikh's last outing had been 6 months and 20 days ago.
Prograis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Relikh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Prograis vs Relikh start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Prograis vs Relikh?
Regis Prograis was a 11/100 (-910) favourite going into the contest, while Kiryl Relikh made his way into the ring at 29/4 (+730) with oddsmakers.