Via Vince Dwriter: Over the past few years, it seems like Regis “Rougarou” Prograis has been swayed by the politics of boxing, but when he finally got another chance to fight for the world title, he made the most of it in November. 2022 when he defeated Jose Zepeda in the eleventh round, and won the vacant WBC lightweight belt.
Back in 2019, then-WBA ultralightweight champion Regis Prograis traveled to London, England, to fight Josh Taylor. The match was an intense back-and-forth, but unfortunately for Prograis, he would lose by majority decision.
After his first professional loss, Prograis will go through an uncomfortable period of being dodged and looked down upon. Fighters in his weight class don’t want to risk entering the ring with an opponent who possesses his focus and determination.
Initially, when undisputed lightweight champion Josh Taylor started vacating titles, the name Regis Prograis didn’t appear in any of the championship pairs. Fortunately for Prograis, he was able to slip into a position for the WBC title due to Jose Ramirez having to withdraw from the round because he had his own business.
After taking his chance and becoming a two-time world champion at number 140, Prograis went from being dodged to being a mess. WBC’s top ultralightweight contender Jose Ramirez won a title fight against Prograis, but a popular boxer on his way back wants a spot at the WBC champion.
Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner’s boxing career was revived when he signed a three-fight contract with BLK Prime. Broner has a match scheduled for February 25th against Ivan Redkach, and after that match, he wants to play Prograis inside the squared circle.
The WBC lightweight champion is well aware of Broner’s desire to take on him in the ring and he is more than happy to appease Broner’s request. However, Prograis is a bit skeptical about Broner putting on weight for his upcoming bout. In an interview with FightHype, Regis Prograis talked about Broner’s weight problem.
“Ivan looks good, but Broner, I don’t know what weight they can fight. They cannot fight at the age of forty. I don’t think Broner can make 47. Maybe fifty-four, fifty-two, something like that.”
Prograis will continue to double down on his concerns about Broner’s weight. “Listen, man, I saw him, man, I was with him. I just stay with him. Broner has a belly on him.
In addition to Broner, Regis Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) has Teofimo Lopez Sr promoting his son as a possible future opponent, but for now, Prograis will welcome a battle with Broner in his homeland. His New Orleans, Louisiana.
If Broner succeeds on February 25, Prograis sees a future match against him as a big money match on paper, but he feels he will prevail in the real fight inside the ring.
“Me and him can do something crazy. Me and him can make a big deal. I’m not thinking about retiring, but after he fights me, he can go ahead and put on his gloves, and he can retire, walk in the sunset, get a big** salary. , and just go home.