Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach – April 17, 2021

| April 16, 2021 9:50 am PDT

While the fight card for Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren might best resemble a sideshow, Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach is a genuine fight. 

Well, kind of. I mean, Prograis is one of the top three light welterweights on the planet, with a record of 25-1. His only loss came to Scotland’s excellent Josh Taylor. And he is a top draw, even if he should beat Ivan Redkach in style. 

But then again, this is a fight, and anything can happen.

I’ll be looking at the best odds for Prograis vs. Redkach, as well as putting my top bets for the fight together. You can also expect my predictions and betting pick for Prograis vs. Redkach and a little insight into the fight.

If you’re thinking of betting on the fight for real money, here’s what you need to know.

Who Wins – Prograis or Redkach?

  • Regis Prograis by KO/TKO

As much as I respect his opponent, the first prediction for Prograis vs. Redkach I made was a knockout for the former WBA (Super) light welterweight champ.

Redkach is a solid fighter with some good results over the years. He went the distance with the former multiple-time world champ, Danny Garcia, in January 2020. But with Prograis looking to get some attention on the undercard for Paul vs. Askren, we could see a real effort from him on the night.

More on that later. First, let’s scope out the best bets for the fight.

Top Bets for Prograis vs. Redkach

Prograis by KO/TKO -550
Fight to End Under 5.5 Rounds -120
Prograis to Win in Round 4 +550

Let’s quickly touch upon my Prograis vs. Redkach prediction of a knockout win for “Rougarou.”

I don’t see this fight going the distance, and neither do the bookies. I agree that -550 is a little scrappy, but you can take a gamble on the fight to end before the midway point of the fifth for -120.

If you are gambling on Prograis to beat Redkach, you could also consider a win in Round 4 for a much juicier payout. 

Don’t forget that there are plenty more markets for betting on Prograis vs. Redkach over on the best boxing gambling apps and sites.

Why Prograis Beats Redkach

I don’t see this fight being competitive at all.

Prograis is clearly the better fighter, with a far more distinguished toolbox at his disposal. He might be the shorter man by 2.5″ at 5’8″ and also be giving up a four-inch reach advantage at 68″, but technically, he is on a different level.

Redkach is no bum, but he will find Prograis in arguably the best shape of his career. Ukraine’s “El Terrible” is 35 and winding down and has peaked a while back. In contrast, his opponent has a few years to make even greater use of the talents at his disposal.

Among the bolder of my predictions for Prograis vs. Redkach is that the American gets to his man within the first round. I think this will set the tempo for the fight and create the platform for Prograis to have some fun in there.

The more he is enjoying himself, the better the performance will be. And I expect that this showing will be up there with the best of his career.

My betting pick for Prograis vs. Redkach is a stoppage win for Rougarou.

More Bets for This Weekend

You have read my predictions and picks for Prograis vs. Redkach, so why not check out what else is on the menu this weekend?

We have an awesome selection of odds, bets, and predictions for you to get your hands on ahead of a truly super two days of sport. Simply head over to the picks and blog sections of our site to get the lowdown.

I’ll leave you with a few picks to check out for now!

Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA and boxing.

A self-confessed sports fanatic, when Adam is not watching and writing about rugby, soccer, Gaelic Games, and F1, he can often be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a big fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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