Frank Lotierzo joins us at Boxing Channel to take a closer look at the Prograis vs Flanagan fight. This Saturday, October 27th, World Boxing Super Series is coming stateside to the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Undefeated, 140 lb, WBC Interim World Title holder Regis Prograis (22-0, 19 KOs) will take on British veteran Terry Flanagan (33-1, 12 KO) in a WBSS quarterfinal bout at 8pm EST. Flanagan, a former multi-division world champion is coming off of his first loss to Maurice Hooker (24-0-3, 16 KOs) in a vacant WBO super lightweight title fight.
Lotierzo analyzes the following: Is Flanagan Prograis’ most seasoned opponent? What problems does he present for Prograis in the ring? Should Flanagan attack this as an offensive or defensive fighter? Will he be more successful as a boxer or brawler?
Lotierzo also discusses each fighters strong points. Who is the more powerful fighter? Who is more adaptable? Who is more mentally tough?
In breaking down this fight, Lotierzo considers how important of a role experience is. Is Prograis’ southpaw stance a factor? Is the fact that Flanagan is coming off of a loss going to affect him? How will he fare fighting away from home in Prograis’ back yard? Will they box or brawl? What will their motivational factors be? Who will be the more aggressive fighter? Who will be the alpha dog at 140 pounds?
Who is going to be the next “It” guy in the junior welterweight division?