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It has been confirmed that former unified world super-lightweight champion Julius Indongo will replace former WBC world super-lightweight title holder Viktor Postol in the recently confirmed WBC interim super-lightweight title contest against Regis Prograis on March 9. Postol (29-1) has been forced to pull out of the contest with Prograis (20-0) due to an injured thumb according to reports from ESPN which were then confirmed by the promoter of the card, Lou DiBella.

Indongo (22-1) returns for the first time since his defeat to Terance Crawford in August 2017, in which he suffered a third-round knockout to Crawford losing his WBA & IBF world super-lightweight titles seeing Crawford become undisputed world champion at 140lbs. Indongo shot to prominence with a stunning first-round knockout of Eduard Troyanovsky in 2016 to claim the IBF title before outclassing Ricky Burns in April last year to add the WBA title to his IBF title.

The undefeated Prograis is 29 years old and a southpaw secured a career-best victory last year with a knockout of Joel Diaz Jr and has 17 knockouts to his name from his 20 fights to date.

The winner of Prograis v Indongo will then progress and challenge the winner of Amir Iman v Jose Ramirez who fight full the vacant world WBC title on March 17th in New York.


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