Regis Prograis: A Fighter who will fight forever

By Xavier 

September 1, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. – “I’ve been through Hurricane Katrina and now I’m going through Hurricane Harvey. The most valuable thing I’ve learned is that you can’t hold on to material things.” – Regis Prograis

It’s been a little over a week since the natural disaster (Hurricane Harvey) decimated state of Texas. The people of this state have lost almost everything they owned. Certain parts of the state remain submerged under water and the relief effort appear to be fast and steady.

In all this destruction, there’s a certain fighter who has experienced this type of natural disaster before. In fact, it is what makes him such a devastating fighter inside the ring. I’m talking about no other Regis Prograis. From New Orleans and having been displaced from Hurricane Katrina years ago, Prograis relocated to the city of Houston. He finds himself back to where he once was: starting over.

“Another city, another storm. I can’t escape a hurricane. Life goes on and materials can be replaced. Hopefully, I can help people get through this.” – Regis Prograis

The NABF and NABA Super Lightweight Champion is not letting this natural deter him from accomplishing his goal of becoming world champion. Prograis (20-0, 17 KOs) is currently ranked number two by the WBC (World Boxing Council). The “Rougarou” is a survivor.

With all the devastation around him, his instinct is to fight back against anything that comes in his path. Amidst all the uncertainty around him, Prograis is not losing sight on his goal.

While Prograis is supporting his family, and assisting friends to recover from this terrible situation, he remains active with his training, preparing himself for his next fight.

“I’m back in the lab. I have a lot of anger to let out. I know people will try to make what I’m going through a storyline, but I don’t really care about all that. I just want to fight.”

As Prograis and the state of Texas begin to rebuild, the boxing community is stepping up to the plate to help all that have been effected by this natural disaster.

In a statement by the WBC:


President, Mauricio Sulaiman and the World Boxing Council have joined forces with the Foreman Family and ATR Sports Management to provide relief to those most effected by Hurricane Harvey.

“It’s time like this, that we come together to lend a hand to families and friends who’ve suffered catastrophic damage during a natural disaster. Nature knows no boundaries, no political affiliation, no prejudice; and neither does the WBC. We are in this together and we fight to win! Arrangements are being made and we invite you to join with us in this humanitarian effort.”

From Deborah Hawkins – WBC/NABF representative

On behalf of WBC President @wbcmoro and the WBC Family, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Hurricane Harvey. God bless Texas ? Let’s unite and help ?


As Hurricane Harvey continues to bring historic flooding to Texas, the Red Cross is sharing information about what you can do right now. Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also visit or call 1- 800-RED CROSS. ?❤

#HurricaneHarvey #AmericanRedCross #PrayForTexas #PrayersForTexas #Texas #HurricaneHarvey #WBC

The World Boxing Council, ATRBoxing, and the Foreman Family have joined together to help Houston. An official announcement will come today. Here is a heads up for the fundraiser:

  • Rocky’s Gym
  • Rocky Juarez (Owner)
  • 1524 Freeman St
  • Houston, TX 77009
  • September 10th, 2017
  • 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Hosted by: Memphis 10
  • Auction and Giveaways – please bring nonperishable foods, water, clothing and toiletries, if you can.

For updated info, contact:

You can also donate directly to:

Our prayers and thoughts are with Houston.” – Jill Diamond, Chair, WBC Cares

For continued support for Prograis you can follow him: regisprograis-1493317599015

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