Manchester’s former WBO world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan says he has the attibutes to neutralise Regis Progais when the pair meet at the U.N.O. Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, USA on October 27 in there World Boxing Super Series quater final.
“I cannot wait for this fight to begin,” Flanagan told DAILY SPORT Boxng. “New Orleans looks like a wonderful place but this is strictly business so hopefully I will be able to visit again after the fight to take in the attractions.”
Flanagan of Manchester, UK, a former WBO World Lightweight Champion, believes he can kickoff the 140 lb tournament in style coming back from a split decision World title defeat to Maurice Hooker in June.
“The fans can expect me back at my best and giving Prograis a boxing lesson,” said ‘Turbo’. “He looks like a very dangerous fighter and I like his style but he has not boxed anyone like me before.”
Flanagan added “I’m expecting some tough fights but that’s exactly what I’m in this business for,”
“I see the fight against Prograis as 50/50 with us both having our own strengths, but I just think my assets stop his and therefore I win. I think what I bring to the table neutralise his strengths and that is the difference. I expect to get the credit I duly deserve after winning this fight.”