Regis Prograis: “I’m More Versatile!”

Regis Prograis Ready for Josh Taylor: Comfortable

Regis Prograis
Regis Prograis

Regis Prograis Ready for Josh Taylor!


Well, its fight week for WBA world super lightweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-0, 20 KO’s) and he is more than eager to hear the bell clang signaling round one! On Saturday October 26, Prograis will collide with IBF world super lightweight champion Josh “Tartan Tornado” Taylor (15-0, 12 KO’s) in the O2 Arena in an impressive super lightweight unification match.

For one thing, their belts are on the line. Adding relevance, the Ring Magazine belt and Muhammad Ali trophy are also up for grabs.

With all this hardware available, both contestants are sure to be at their very best. Let Prograis tell it though, it doesn’t matter how good Taylor prepares himself for the upcoming showdown. In his mind, shy of taking Captain America’s super soldier serum there is nothing Taylor can do to win.

This is not to suggest that Prograis lacks respect for the Tartan Tornado’s skillset or ability. In all actuality, the Rougarou maintains a healthy amount of respect for his upcoming foe. So instead of a coming from a place of negative denigration, Prograis is merely super confident in his own capabilities.

From the very beginning of the press tour, Prograis has remained firm in his declaration that he is a far more versatile fighter than is Taylor. This versatility is why he feels he can’t lose on Saturday.

“Look at my record, you know, all my fights I’m versatile. I think that’s the biggest difference about me is that, I’m more versatile. I can do so many different things in the ring. I mean if you look at my last ten fights and most all of them look different, you know?”

“You probably can look at me and try to study me and all that stuff, but it’s always a difference when you get in the ring with me. When you can’t touch me and then when I hit you and hurt you, you know that’s it.

“But, of course, I respect him and I’m expecting the best Josh Taylor.”

When the two men do meet on the field of combat, they will do so in Taylor’s UK backyard. Fortunately for Prograis, he is very much at ease with that fact. In an effort to get ready for just that element, he traveled to the UK three weeks prior to the bout in order to properly acclimate to the region and the natives.

According to the Rougarou, everything has been smooth sailing.

“I live in LA now, so it was a little something getting adjusted to the weather, but the UK fans have been embracing me! I feel like I’m home to be honest. On the street, walking the malls and stuff people coming up to me taking pictures and all that stuff.

“So, I feel like I’m known, like I’m a home fighter or something. Of course, it’ll be different in the O2 but right now, I’m comfortable. That’s the main reason that I came over here, is just to be comfortable and that’s what I feel.”

Now all we have to do is get past the weigh-in procedures and we have us an official fight!

3kingsboxing will continue to provide coverage on this exciting and meaningful prizefight.

By: Bakari Simpson

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