Regis Prograis Acknowledges the Power and Name Recognition of Rolly Romero
Come June 16, WBC super lightweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (28-1, 24 KO’s) will defend his title against Danielito Zorrilla. Yet, even with this bit of business remaining unfinished, there are many people wondering who is next. While maintaining his focus on Zorrilla, Prograis, 34, has voiced his opinion about several fighters he would like to face. Without question there are a few choice names to select. However, Rougarou is adamant that at the absolute bottom of that list is WBA belt-holder Rolando “Rolly” Romero (15-1, 13 KO’s).
The WBC champion has labeled Rolly the official weak link of the division. He’s even gone so far as to say that he possesses zero desire to face Romero in the ring. When sitting down for a Q&A with Fight Hype, Rougarou went so far as to say he’d flee the nation if he lost to Rolly.
“It looks like he does have power for sure, Rolly does have some type of pop. He don’t have too much skills, he fight like a damn karate man. But he still does have power, you definitely have to respect that but I always train. Like if Rolly beat me, aw man, I’m done, I might as well retire! I’d move to Brazil!”
STILL BELT-HUNTING THOUGH!
Even while holding all his very strong views about Romero, Prograis can think of a couple solid enough reasons to glove up.
“Rolly’s name does hold some weight, Rolly is a clown, me and him would talk a lot of shit back and forth to each other. It’ll be funny, and Rolly has a belt and it’ll probably be a lot of money! So I know that I am saying that I would not fight Rolly, but if they come to me like, ‘look you fighting Rolly next,’ I’m like, ‘alright bro, how much money am I getting paid?!’ Just let me know what the check going to look like!”
Yet with first things coming first, Prograis still has Zorilla to take care of. If not, this is just much ado about nothing. Provided he prevails though, as many have said, it would only make sense to pursue that to add to the collection. Let’s just stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing and see how it all plays out.