Regis Prograis is in search of a new opponent for his June 17 homecoming title defense in New Orleans after Australia’s Liam Paro withdrew with an injury, Prograis announced Thursday.
Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) will make the first defense of the WBC junior welterweight title he won with an 11th-round KO of Jose Zepeda in November. The 34-year-old Prograis signed a three-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing earlier this month and will headline on DAZN.
Paro (23-0, 14 KOs) was set to fight outside Australia for the first time. Whoever replaces Paro will fight for the title on less than four weeks’ notice.
Regis Prograis seeks new June 17 foe with Liam Paro injured