Regis Prograis speaks on how a fight with Jose Ramirez would be after his performance against Jose Zepeda
Undefeated WBC super-lightweight champion Jose Ramirez managed to retain his title via majority decision against Jose Zepeda on February 10. The very tough, but successful defense had the Freson, California crowd in a frenzy!
Watching was undefeated WBC Diamond champion Regis Prograis who is still hungry for a title fight against Ramirez. In March 2018, the WBC ordered Ramirez vs Prograis in what would have been the champion’s first title defense. Ultimately, the bout would be placed on hold in hopes of letting the fight build while both men continue to gain momentum.
The southpaw from New Orleans has since joined the World Boxing Super Series. While he is the favorite to win, lately there have been concerns expressed about him possibly pulling out due to the tournament’s financial issues.
So…How Does Regis Think He Would Do Against Jose Ramirez?
3kingsboxing.com was able to speak to Prograis via text message to get his thoughts on Ramirez’ performance in his second title defense. He replied swiftly:
” Ramirez will be my easiest fight.”
Additionally, he posted this tweet:
Strong words from the 30 year-old who defeated former WBO champion Terry Flanagan with ease in October 2018. Many around the boxing community share the WBSS #1 seed’s sentiment, however, fans must not forget that Zepeda fights a different style from Prograis.
Nevertheless, this is still a fight the boxing community would definitely embrace. For now, look to expect Prograis to attempt to capture his first world title in the semi-finals of the WBSS against WBA regular champion Kiryl Relikh, barring he does not withdraw from the tournament.
With Terence Crawford vacating his undisputed crown, the super lightweight division is up for grabs! There are plenty of fighters looking to fill the void.
Between Prograis, Ramirez, Kiryl Relikh, IBF champion Ivan Baranchyk and Scotland’s Josh Kelly, who do you think will be the next king of the division?
By: Garrisson Bland