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On July 14, the interim super lightweight champion of the World Boxing Council, American Regis Prograis, will defend his crown against the Argentine José Juan Velasco, at the Lakefron Arena in New Orleans.
 
"I'm excited and honored to be fighting in my home ofNew Orleans," said Prograis, who became interim champion by knocking out former champion Julius Indongo last March. "Over the past few years, people have always asked me when I was fighting at home, and today I am more than excited than ever,  and better yet, as the WBC world champion. The people of New Orleans have supported me from the first day, and I love being able to fight at home."
 
Prograis (21-0, 18 Ko's) lived in New Orleans until 2005, but after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city andhe had to move to Houston, where he started with the most intense part of his training.
 
Velasco (20-0, 12 Ko's) is originally from Argentina and will come to this fight with four knockouts in his last five fights.
 
The match will be broadcasted through ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

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