Juan Heraldez is ready for his time in the sun
On October 31, Money Team Promotions super lightweight boxer Juan Heraldez (16-0-1, 10 KO’s) will compete in the biggest fight of his professional career. On that date, Heraldez will take on Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-1, 20 KO’s) on the undercard of the regular WBA lightweight world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis v WBA super world super featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz pay-per-view event.
Naturally, because he is not as well known, nor has fought the same level of competition as Prograis, many are already writing the Californian off. Thankfully for him, it is easy for Heraldez to pay those negative assumptions no mind. Rather than listen to that mentally poisonous talk, he takes solace in believing in his own skill set.
SKILLS PAY THE BILLS
Thus far, Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (25-5-3, 12) represents the highest caliber of opponent on Heraldez’s professional ledger. In fact, on May 18, 2019 the two fighters fought to a majority draw on the undercard of Wilder v Breazeale.
Due to his lack of bigtime experience, many would question why Heraldez is so self-assured. So, while on a roundtable media conference call, the skillful boxer elaborated a bit more on why he is confident of victory.
“I just believe in my skills, my ability, my defense, my speed, my footwork; pretty much all the things on the board I feel like I’m better at. He’s had his time at number one like he said, but that was his time and this is my time. And it’s going to be my time to shine!
…honestly, after this fight I think everybody will be in fear of me at 140! It’ll probably be a little harder to find a fight after this fight with Regis.”
BEEN WAITING FOR A PIECE OF PROGRAIS
Leonard Ellerbe, one of his Money Team promoters, went on to explain a bit further just how much he is ready for this bout.
“And to touch on that, actually before the Mendez fight he [Heraldez] had actually asked me about fighting Regis. But obviously he [Prograis] was with Lou [DiBella of DiBella Promotions] at that time and so obviously we could never entertain that. He was already lined up to do what he was [going to do].”
At this point, only time will tell if Heraldez is actually ready for the skillset and power of the Rougarou. Luckily for him and the fans, there is not much time left to wait for fight night!
By: Bakari Simpson