Regis Prograis (20-0, 17 KOs) and Viktor Postol (29-1, 12 KOs) will meet for a vacant interim world title on March 9. Prograis’ promoter, Lou DiBella, told ESPN that he made a deal with Ukraine’s Elite Promotions for Postol to come to the United States for the bout. The title fight will be televised on Showtime, but a site for the fight has yet to be determined.
“It’s a terrific opportunity for Regis because Postol has a big name,” DiBella said. “Postol is a step up for Regis and a stepping stone to bigger things if he can win that interim belt, but more important is beating a fighter of Postol’s quality. For Postol, the fight is an opportunity that with one fight he can be back in the picture at the top of the junior welterweight division. But Regis is hungry. Postol has tasted that championship level and money. Regis hasn’t and that’s what he wants.”