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February 14, 2018

By G. Leon

How do you feel about the change of opponent from Viktor Postol to Julius Indongo? It's cool. I was really planning for Postol, but Indongo is cool too. He's another former champion and he held two of the major belts. I would have preferred to fight Postol because he's never been stopped and I know I'm going to be hearing a lot of comparisons between Crawford's fights with these guys and mine. If I could have knocked out Postol it would been a bigger buzz behind my name. 

GL: How will this change of opponent effect your training camp?

Regis Prograis: "It's not going to effect it that much, I just got to switch out the sparring and go from sparring with right handers to sparring with big left handers. It's nothing crazy to me, it just means I got to pay different people to spar with me. He's tall like Postol was and to me they're both very similar he's just turned around and left handed. I'm cool with it and I definitely want to fight a name, so when Postol was out I thought they were going to me with a smaller name, but I was happy to hear that Indongo stepped up."

GL: Like you said with Postol you could have become the first guy to stop him. Crawford stopped Indongo early, will that cause you to come out looking for an early knockout more than you normally would?

RP: "I'm not going to say that I'm going to go for the knockout, I can say that I'm going to go in there and shine. If I knock him out I knock him out and if I don't then I don't, but I'm definitely going to be going in there to shine. I'm going to fight my fight and my fight is to go out there and to punish people. If he can take my punches for twelve rounds then he's going twelve, but I don't think he can. I don't think anybody could take my punches for a full twelve rounds. As far as out performing Crawford, of course it will be on my mind, but I don't want to go out there and try to hit him with one big shot after the other. I'm not going to let anything throw me off my game plan and I will be coming out of that ring victorious on March 9th."

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