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PHOTOS: HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION DEONTAY WILDER RINGS THE CLOSING BELL AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

Deontay Wilder’s debut on Wall Street was as resounding as his performances in the ring.  The American champion with a 95 percent knockout ratio broke the gavel during Wednesday’s ceremony to signal the end of the trading session on the NYSE.  After a supportive cheer from traders on the floor, Wilder was assured that breaking the wooden gavel is considered a sign of good luck. 

Regis Prograis: Big-Time Boxing in New Orleans is Back

The Prograis homecoming will occur Saturday evening at the Lakefront Arena, where he will defend the WBC super lightweight diamond belt against fellow unbeaten Juan Jose Velasco. And, in the co-feature, Brooklyn-bred Teofimo Lopez (9-0, 7 KOs) will take on William Silva (25-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title.

Prograis vs. Velasco and Lopez vs. Silva will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET.

Media Workout Notes & Quotes: Regis Prograis Ready for NOLA Homecoming

Championship boxing is back in "The Big Easy" on Saturday at the Lakefront Arena. Native son Regis "Rougarou" Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) defends the WBC super lightweight diamond belt against fellow unbeaten Juan Jose Velasco (20-0, 12 KOs), while unbeaten lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez (9-0, 7 KOs) looks to continue "The Takeover" against once-beaten William Silva (25-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title. 

The Champ Comes Home: Jose Ramirez to Defend WBC Super Lightweight Title Against Danny O'Connor July 7 in Fresno

Jose Ramirez, the pride of California’s Central Valley, is ready for his world championship homecoming. Ramirez, from Avenal, Calif., will make the first defense of his World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title against former amateur standout and longtime contender Danny O’Connor on Saturday, July 7 at the Save Mart Center. Ramirez vs. O’Connor will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET.