Prograis-Hooker being moved, could be postponed
badlefthook |  March 17, 2020, 08:10 PM

Regis Prograis v Josh Taylor - World Boxing Super Series Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final: Press Conference Photo by James Chance/Getty Images

The scheduled April 17 card is in doubt, as everything is right now.

With MGM Resorts International shutting down all of its properties, that doesn’t just mean canceling cards in Las Vegas or the worry of canceling cards in Las Vegas, it also has an effect elsewhere, such as the Apr. 17 card at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, which is now at the very least going to be moved.

The show, set to stream on DAZN and headlined by Regis Prograis vs Maurice Hooker, is looking for a new home, but in all reality likely is going to have to be postponed. The CDC is recommending no events of over 50 people for at least eight weeks, which is putting everything in serious jeopardy for quite a while.

Prograis (24-1, 20 KO) and Hooker (27-1-3, 18 KO) are both former titleholders at 140 pounds looking to bounce back strong with big victories after losing their belts in terrific fights last year. Hooker dropped the WBO title to Jose Ramirez in a unification fight on July 27, while Prograis lost the WBA belt to Josh Taylor in another unification on Oct. 26. Prograis hasn’t fought since, while Hooker did return for a tune-up win in December.

This is a fight that fans are certainly looking forward to seeing, so whatever happens here hopefully it stays on. We were also going to see Luke Campbell vs Javier Fortuna for the vacant WBC lightweight title, Cecilia Braekhus defending her four welterweight belts against Jessica McCaskill, Daniyar Yeleussinov vs Julius Indongo, and Filip Hrgovic vs Jerry Forrest, among other fights, on this event.

 

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