Undefeated 24-year old light heavyweight prospect Kody Davies has signed a promotional deal with promoter Frank Warren. The British southpaw has compiled a record of 8-0 (3) and departed the GB Boxing World Class Performance Programme in March 2017. Despite a somewhat limited professional career, Davies had a spectacular amateur career having been an eight-time amateur Welsh champion and a 3-time British champion. Davies made his professional debut just 18-months ago but has not been in the ring since September of 2018 when he scored a UD victory on a Brandon Figueroa card in California.
Regis Prograis finally became a legit world champion and earned our fighter of the week award with a sensational 6th round stoppage over Kiryl Relikh to run his record to 24-0 (20). Prograis has long been considered one of the top two 140-pounders despite never having captured a world title. Now in the wake of his championship and star-making performance, promoter Lou DiBella claims his fighter is “Pound for Pound” material “I want to see him enter every pound-for-pound list. Rances Barthelemy couldn’t do a thing with Relikh and this fight looked like a mismatch. I’ve worked with some special fighters, including Sergio Martinez. Prograis is special. The firepower, angles, movement, and agility are all there. In the last fight, Regis didn’t want to get hit and Flanagan didn’t touch him, but this time, Regis opened up. He basically knew Relikh couldn’t hurt him and wanted to show off his arsenal. It was a savage performance. There were moments of Pernell Whitaker defense. The only real punch that landed from Relikh was clearly after the bell.”
Andy Ruiz came within a whisker of being the heavyweight champ when he dropped a very close, very controversial, decision to Joseph Parker. A fight many thought the California native won. Ruiz has bounced back nicely since the disappointing loss picking up victories over Devin Vargas, Kevin Johnson and most recently Alexander Dimitrenko. The wins combined with Miller’s suspension has earned him, officially, a shot at the unified heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua on June 1 at the mecca of boxing Madison Square Garden. Ruiz is a more battled tested fighter and in reality, probably more deserving a challenger than was Big Baby Miller