Prograis and Silva Make Weight Ahead of ESPN New Orleans Card
Po Boys for everyone! Get a plate of crawfish ready for anyone wanting, as the fighters set to glove up in New Orleans tomorrow made weight, and are that much closer to rumble time.
• Regis Prograis 139.8 lbs vs. Juan Jose Velasco 140 lbs (WBC Super Lightweight Diamond Belt – 12 Rounds)
• Teofimo Lopez 134.9 lbs vs. William Silva 134 lbs (WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title – 10 Rounds)
Lopez, left, tries to stare a hole through Silva, who isn't having it. (Mikey Williams pic)
• Erick De Leon 132.5 lbs vs. Adrian Young 133.1 lbs (Super Featherweight – 10 Rounds)
• Jean Carlos Rivera 125.8 lbs vs. Angel Luna 126.8 lbs (Featherweight – 10 Rounds)
• Fazliddin Gaibnazarov 138 lbs vs. Kevin Johnson 137.1 lbs (Lightweight – 8 Rounds)
• Jonathan Guidry 235.3 lbs vs. Aaron Chavers 228.8 lbs (Heavyweight – 6 Rounds)
• Charles Conwell 153.4 lbs vs. Travis Scott 155.3 lbs (Middleweight – 6 Rounds)
• Tyler Howard 164.9 lbs vs. Javier Frazier 163.1 lbs (Super Middleweight – 6 Rounds)
• Jeremy Hill 136.1 lbs vs. Charles Johnson 136 lbs (Lightweight – 4 Rounds)
• Jonathan Montrel 137.7 lbs vs. Samuel Forjoe 140.6 lbs (Super Lightweight – 4 Rounds)
Prograis vs. Velasco and Lopez vs. Silva will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET. The entire undercard will be streamed on ESPN+ beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, tickets, priced at $200 (ringside), $125 (floor), $75, and $40, are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Lakefront Arena box office, Ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Discounts for military, students and New Orleans Police Department members ‑ $75 tickets for $50 and $40 seats for $25 – are available when presenting valid ID at the Lakefront Arena box office.
Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson.
The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999.
Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.