Regis Prograis and Danielito Zorrilla in excellent shape
World Boxing Council super lightweight champion, Regis Prograis, will defend his title against Puerto Rican Danielito Zorrilla, on Saturday June 17 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) became the 140-pound world champion by knocking out Jose Zepeda in 11 rounds at Dignity Health in California last November.
The 34-year-old New Orleans native has defeated Juan Heraldez, Ivan Redkach and Tyrone McKenna in his most recent bouts.
Zorrilla (17-1, 13 KOs), promoted by former champion Miguel Cotto, has a sterling opportunity to win the WBC Green and Gold title on June 17, replacing the injured Liam Paro. The 29-year-old has beaten the likes of Pablo César Cano and Arnold Barbosa Jr.
Both fighters passed without problems the pre-weighings established by the WBC as well the medical examinations, which are intended to protect the health of the fighters.
For the 30-day weigh-in, boxers must weigh no more than 10% above their division limit, for the 14-day weigh-in no more than 5%, and for the 7-day weigh-in 3%.
The WBC recognizes the professionalism of both warriors for fulfilling this important commitment.
We greatly appreciate the hard work of William Boodhoo, who`s responsible for following up on all medical requirements.