Blue Machine to return to the ring and face undefeated Regis Prograis
Son of the soil, Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo will trade leather with undefeated 140-pound contender Regis Prograis for the vacant Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Boxing Championship on 9 March, in the 12-round main event, according to the ringsidefightingnews website.
According to the report, Indongo replaced the previously announced Viktor Postol, who was forced to withdraw from the bout with a hand injury.
The ‘Blue Machine’ who hold a record of 22-1, 11 Kos is the former unified champion who held the IBF and WBA 140-pound titles. He is formerly from the MTC Sunshine stable and now fights out of Omaha, Nebraska.
Indongo lost to Crawford to suffer the only defeat of his professional career.
“I’m very excited to fight Regis Prograis,” said Indongo. “This is a great opportunity for me toward becoming a world champion again. I know how good Prograis is, but come March 9, I’ll be victorious,” he added.
“While it’s unfortunate that Viktor Postol suffered this training injury, we’re thrilled that Julius Indongo jumped right at the opportunity to face Regis Prograis for the interim WBC title,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment.
“Regis wanted to prove himself against the best, and he will still be afforded that opportunity when he meets former champion Indongo in what promises to be a sensational clash of styles.”
Prograis (20-0, 17 KOs), of Houston by way of New Orleans, has scored knockouts in 13 of his last 14 fights and is a rising star in the wide-open 140-pound division. Indongo represents the toughest challenge of his career with his lone loss to one of the top fighters in boxing, Terence Crawford. (ringsidefightingnews).