According to online sportsbook news in the United States, this is the first round of the WBSS 140-pound tournament. Terry Flanagan will leave the UK for the first time in his nine-year career to go out and face Prograis in his old hometown. Flanagan was just recently beaten and boxing fans do not expect him to come back against the No. 1 seed in the WBSS tournament Prograis. Bookmakers also offer best odds on Prograis to defeat Flanagan without much difficulty.
Why Flanagan has no Chance to Win the Fight?
Terry Flanagan is the former WBO 135-pound champion. His record stands at (33-1, 13 KOs). However, this record does not tell the whole story, because he avoided fighting against world-class fighters like Mikey Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko, Jorge Linares, and Luke Campbell. Would Flanagan have beaten some of them? Maybe, but nobody can tell since the fights never happened.
Another reason why Flanagan has such bright record of being so effective in the 135-pound division, is that he was always much bigger than his opponents. In other words, Flanagan would beat his smaller opponents on size alone rather than talent. Moving up to 140-pound seems to be not a good idea, as he lost his first fight against Maurice Hooker on June 9. Therefore, it is hard to expect Flanagan to upset the odds against a strong fighter like Prograis.
Prograis the Frontrunner to Win the Trophy
On paper, Regis Prograis is the No. 1 seed in the WBSS super lightweight tournament. The 29-year-old southpaw is the guy to beat, especially after coming off an 8th round stoppage victory over Jose Velasco on July 14. He enjoys a clear record of (22-0, 19 KOs), and he will be expected by online betting sites in the United States to continue with his clean sheet along the WBSS tournament.
Prograis’s fight against Flanagan will be the second consecutive bout in his hometown. Many expect Flanagan to be a minor distraction for Prograis on his path to fight for two world championships in the tournament. Everyone hopes the final to feature Prograis v Taylor, and if you want to see that fight as well, then you should place a bet on Prograis to outbox Flanagan. According to Unibet Sportsbook, Prograis values at 1.14, Flanagan at 5.50, and a draw is at 31.00.