Prograis: “I Can’t Prove Haney Used IV But Its Like A Karma Thing”

Regis Prograis Feels Haney Got A Taste Of His Own Medicine

Regis Prograis smiles towards Devin Haney
Regis Prograis believes Devin Haney suffered karma against Ryan Garcia (credit: Cris Esqueda, Tom Hogan)

Regis Prograis Sees Karma in Haney Losing to a Bigger Garcia


In a match that has invigorated the boxing world, Ryan Garcia recently beat up and knocked down WBC junior welterweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-1, 15 KO’s) three times en route to a majority decision win. Now, one-time Haney foe Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (29-2, 24 KO’s) has explained to Mill City Boxing how he felt The Dream simply ran against a fighter who used similar tactics in the ring.

“He [Garcia] did that shit to Devin, so he learned about it and he did that to Devin. And really, to bring my shit up, Devin kind of did it to me. In my contract, he wasn’t supposed to be over a certain weight. And I cant prove that he did the IV’s and stuff like that, but he did get real fucking big! He went from like 140 to 166 – that’s a big difference. And usually you don’t get like that without an IV. And in my contract, he wasn’t supposed to do that. And I can’t prove he did or not but . . .it’s like a karma thing.”

DID MONEY HAVE THE DRIP?!

The subject of weigh-in’s and how much fighters do and don’t weigh on fight night continues to be an ongoing controversy in the sport. Regardless of its provocative nature, boxers have long since taken advantage of being able to rehydrate well past that of the official weigh-in weight. Garcia was prevented from doing this in his match with Abdul “Tank” Wahid. He has bitterly complained about this stipulation ever since.

Similar to what Prograis is accusing Haney and Garcia of, boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. was also ensnared in his own IV hydration scandal. This took place back in 2015 when Mayweather staged his famed duel with boxing phenomenon Manny Pacquiao. Just like in the Mayweather circumstance, and potentially Haney, nothing will come of these allegations except headlines and tough talk.

MANY TRIBES AND ONE NATION

In the end, whether Prograis believes that Haney utilized duplicitous tactics or not, Rougarou still holds a healthy amount of respect and boxing camaraderie with The Dream.

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