Regis Prograis vs Jack Catterall Floated for a WBC Title Fight at 140
One-time title challenger Jack “El Gato” Catterall (26-1, 13KO) and WBC junior welterweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (28-1, 24KO) share a common reality – neither has an upcoming opponent. With their respective former presumed opponents now entertaining other fights, Catterall is looking towards Prograis next. As luck appears to have it, the champion is fully on-board with the idea.
CATTERALL AND PROGRAIS GET SNUBBED
Social media is in a frenzy following news that WBO champion Josh Taylor and former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez are in negotiations. Unsurprisingly, questions surrounding the Taylor vs Catterall rematch have sprung up. The fight was supposed to happen on March 4 but Taylor had to withdraw due to a foot injury. It seems he is looking to move on from Catterall for possibly a more lucrative fight against Lopez.
Prograis became WBC champion after destroying three-time title challenger Jose Zepeda on November 26 for the vacant belt. Lopez and former WBC champion Jose Ramirez were leading candidates for Prograis’ first defense of the title, but decided against taking the fight citing money issues.
ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER ONE OPENS
Instead of getting mad that their high-profile fights have fallen apart, Rougarou and El Gato are looking to fight each other. This would be an awesome fight that would generate serious interest within the boxing community. Both fighters are technically sound counterpunchers with aggressive styles and a hunger for a big fight. It’s a perfect situation that can be capitalized upon.