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Regis Prograis and Devin Haney at odds over fight date
Regis Prograis and Devin Haney at odds over fight date

Regis Prograis Stands Firm On Devin Haney Fight Date Ultimatum

WBC junior welterweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (29-1, 24KO) and unified lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (30-0, 15KO) find themselves entangled in a dispute. The catalyst? Prograis and Haney engaged in a fiery exchange of words over the WBC champion’s decision to hold firm on the July 28 fight date.

Devin Haney and Regis Prograis take shots over social media

July 28 saw the announcement of a highly anticipated showdown between the two champions, slated for October 28. However, the situation took an unexpected turn as Bill Haney, Devin’s father and chief second, indicated that the fight would indeed take place but refrained from specifying a date.

Expressing his frustration, Prograis took to social media to assert that the fight would either occur on the agreed contractual date or not at all.

“The date is the date and I’m standing on that.”

Regis Prograis, WBC junior welterweight champion


Haney’s reservations about sharing the fight day with the WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s match against UFC champion Francis Ngannou hold significance. Yet, it’s important to note that the two bouts are set in entirely different time zones. Fury-Ngannou will unfold in Saudi Arabia, thereby eliminating any direct overlap for those watching the stream.

It’s worth acknowledging that the matchmakers at Matchroom Boxing likely considered the intricacies of the schedule, as evidenced by the announcement of Prograis vs. Haney taking place over two weeks following the Fury announcement.

The absence of substantial discourse surrounding Fury vs. Ngannou since its initial announcement raises questions about Haney’s reservations regarding the shared date. Could there be other underlying reasons for his hesitation?

As tempers continue to flare, both champions remain steadfast in their positions. The unfolding situation is one that 3Kings Boxing will closely monitor, ensuring readers stay updated on any developments.

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