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World champion boxer hosts training camp for kids in Lafayette

Posted: 11:18 PM, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-24 07:56:58-04

A boxing champion from New Orleans is helping some children in Lafayette.

Regis Prograis is the world’s top-ranked fighter in the 140-pound weight class and will be fighting for the world title in the Cajundome Saturday night. Prograis will take on WBA Champ Kiryl Relikh in the WBSS semi-final.

On Tuesday night, Prograis surprised students from local boxing gyms by hosting a ‘Youth Training Camp’ at the Corner Man Boxing Club in Lafayette. The young boxers were all given them tickets to Saturday’s fight.