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New Orleans' Regis Prograis wins WBA Super Lightweight Title

"I told y'all, I am the (expletive) real deal"

A New Orleans boxer won a world championship for the first time in more than 50 years.

Regis Prograis beat Kiryl Relikh Saturday night in Lafayette's Cajun Dome to earn the WBA super lightweight title.

Prograis won by TKO in the sixth round.

The win makes Prograis the first New Orleans boxer to hold a major world boxing championship since Willie Pastrano lost the heavyweight crown in 1965.

COLUMN: Winning the big one has been elusive for New Orleans pros lately, but Regis Prograis changed that

"I told y'all, I am the (expletive) real deal," Prograis said after the win, according to our partners at The New Orleans

The win improves Prograis' overall record to 24-0.

Regis 'Rougarou' Prograis grew up in New Orleans East until his family evacuated to Houston during Hurricane Katrina, where he currently lives and trains.

For more about the match, visit The New Orleans Advocate.