Undefeated Heavyweight Jonathan Guidry Added To Prograis
vs. Velasco July 14 Undercard
New Orleans-based undefeated heavyweight prospect Jonathan
Guidry (10-0, 2 KOs) will face Aaron Chavers (8-4-1, 3 KOs),
of Oklahoma City, OK, in a six-round clash Saturday, July
14, at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
Presented by Top Rank, in association with DiBella
Entertainment, Guidry vs. Chavers will be a featured
undercard fight to the highly anticipated main event between
WBC interim super lightweight champion Regis "Rougarou"
Prograis, of New Orleans, and undefeated challenger Juan
Jose Velasco, of Argentina, with the WBC Diamond super
lightweight belt at stake. Prograis vs. Velasco and Teofimo
Lopez vs. William Silva will be televised live on ESPN and
ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET, while the undercard, including
Guidry vs. Chavers, will be broadcast on ESPN+ beginning at
4:30 p.m. ET.
A native of Dulac, Louisiana, the 28-year-old Guidry comes
from a family of professional and amateur boxers. Starting
as an amateur at the age of 14, the high school football
standout compiled a record of 38-8, highlighted by winning
the Ringside World Tournament.
Guidry made his professional debut on April 11, 2014, with a
first-round knockout of Roosevelt Hudson. Trained and
managed by the team of Les Bonano and Jonathan Liberto,
Guidry has become one of the most popular fighters in the
state of Louisiana and is coming off a second-round knockout
of Lemarcus Tucker on June 2, in Metairie, LA.
The upset-minded Chavers looks to bounce back into the win
column following a battle with Niall Kennedy on February 24.