Former Champ Regis Prograis In ATV Accident in Mexico
We have wondered when we’ll see former WBA World Jr. Welterweight Champ Regis Prograis back on his quest to become a titleholder, again? Now, comes word from Prograis himself of a scary vehicle incident on Saturday in Mexico.
The 32 year old Louisiana native provided details on social media about an accident he says took place on a four wheel, all terrain vehicle or ATV,
I flipped on the street on a 4 wheeler today in Mexico. I hit my head hard as fuck on the concrete. If it wasn’t for the helmet I would’ve been out. It could’ve been a lot worse. All I could think about is what if I didn’t have my helmet on. Or if my kids was on it with me.
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) January 9, 2022
“I flipped on the street on a 4 wheeler today in Mexico. I hit my head hard as f@$k on the concrete. If it wasn’t for the helmet I would’ve been out. It could’ve been a lot worse. All I could think about is what if I didn’t have my helmet on. Or if my kids was on it with me.”
More clues were provided by Prograis and also WBC Middleweight champ Jermall Charlo on Instagram video late Saturday.
Charlo took a video that shows Prograis getting on a moped motor bike. then later, the 26-1 Prograis is shown sitting on the back of a motorbike with a female driving and tells the camera,
“So, I guess I’m on probation right now… I fell off my dirt bike. So, she gotta drive now. I fell off. I’m gonna tell ya’ll the story. I f*#cked myself up real bad. This is a little something from it” (showing a bandage wrap on his right forearm).
Prograis was last in the ring in April of 2021 on the Triller Fight Club card in Atlanta that featured Jake Paul’s KO of Ben Askren in the main event. That night the fighter nicknamed “Rougarou” scored a 6th round TKO over veteran Ivan Redkach in a “stay busy” bout.
Previously, Prograis won the WBA’s 140-pound belt in April 2019 when he stopped Kiryl Relikh in Lafayette, LA. He suffered his first career loss six months later, when he dropped a majority decision to Scotland’s Josh Taylor in the finale of a World Boxing Super Series Tournament in London.
Prograis has basically decided to move up in weight to 147 lb. and is looking to get in the title mix. He also has departed from his short term promotional relationships with Premier Boxing Champions and Triller to sign with the new Probellum Entertainment in hopes of getting more important and lucrative fights in 2022.
We will see on that in the short term.
It is good news that the former champ appears to be okay, especially when a helmet protected him and he’s just having fun in Mexico.