'Bet your missus is fuming': Fans SHOCKED as boxer shares clip of wife GIVING BIRTH on INSTAGRAM (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Welterweight contender Prograis described the birth as "an experience I’ll never forget" after Raquel, his Brazilian wife, gave birth to their child in the water at their house.
Despite his obvious joy, the close-up video, which zoomed in on his spouse's submerged body as she went through the pain barrier, was deemed "graphic" and "sensitive" by Instagram in a warning to viewers on the platform.
Some viewers wondered whether the boxer's wife, who revealed that she had entered labor two hours after he returned home from a Halloween fight, would have been entirely happy with his decision.
"Wow," replied one. "Bet your missus is fuming with you for putting this up."
Another added: "Mate, happy you had a new baby. But f*ck me, you didn't need to share this vid."
Prograis could be seen standing over his wife while comforting her at the start of the video, which he accompanied with a caution of "viewer discretion advised".
"For this birth, we had a midwife to deliver the baby in our house," he said.
"My wife handled it like a big champ. No shots, no medications, no epidural – nothing.
Warning: video contains graphic content
Should have stayed in drafts this one— MGunKillz (@KillzGun) November 3, 2020
Didn't need to see this pal— Olly (@OllyclassA) November 3, 2020
"She wanted to go through the whole experience naturally."
Former WBC light middleweight champion Sergio Mora and Golden Boy Boxing flyweight Sulem Urbina were among Prograis' fellow professionals to praise the clip.
A boxing fan wrote: "That is amazing for her and her accomplishments and for you to share something so special that is supposed to be your private life.
"I already had respect for you before. But you just earned a few more credits right there."
Wow bro congratulations, felt like I was in the delivery room to, your wife is a champ to. Wishing you all the best.— Carnell Blackwell (@carnellbwell) November 3, 2020
No wonder u had to keep ur fight very short, u had more important family business to take care of. Congrats champ👍🏿😀— Thamsanqa Ngidi (@LyfeUrbanzulu) November 3, 2020
Damn Bro! That is amazing for her and her accomplishments and for you to share something so special that is supposed to be your private life. I already had respect for you before. But you just earned a few more credits right there.— RaiderRich🇺🇸 (@RichCanales) November 3, 2020
Prograis' wife also presented a series of pictures of the pair in the pool with their newborn, calling the birth "the most beautiful experience in my life."
"I really can’t describe how wonderful and scary it was," she confessed after the arrival of her third child.
"What I did definitely made me another woman.
"I thought I never could pull it off but I did... definitely the hardest thing I have done in my life.
Beautiful and yet I feel so sick at the same time I'm happy for you guys— Combat sports (@Combatsports10) November 3, 2020
Wow bet your missus is fuming with u putting this up lol— Barlow (@b_a_r_l_o_) November 3, 2020
Reading is fundamental ... u clearly clicked on it 2 watch AFTER seeing “viewer discretion is advised” ... dipper head 😂— Brian Jamal (@luke5lywalka) November 3, 2020
"I’m so thankful for everyone... especially to him, this man, my everything, my base, my husband.
"I definitely couldn’t do it without him and our baby girl knew it."
Former WBA light welterweight champion Prograis knocked out Juan Heraldez in the third round of his non-title fight in Connecticut on Saturday.
The win was his first fight in more than a year, having lost the WBA crown and failed to claim two other titles when he lost the World Boxing Super Series super lightweight final to Josh Taylor in London last October.Also on rt.com ‘The fight is 75 percent done’: Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque CALLS OUT boxing legend Mike Tyson