Regis Prograis Places Tank Davis On Top of his Hit List!
One-time WBA 140-pound Super champ Regis Prograis (27-1, 23 KOs) will face Jose Zepeda (35-2, 27 KOs) for the vacant WBC crown later this year. While priority number one for Prograis is Zepeda and attempting to become a two-time champ, other fighters are on his radar. During an appearance on The Last Stand Podcast, host Brian Custer asked “Rougarou” who he’s most interested in fighting. The native of New Orleans focused on a fighter who currently does not fight in the division – Gervonta “Tank” Davis (27-0, 25 KOs).
BRING ON TANK
“Gervonta (Davis), Gervonta for sure. (We) had some words already. I definitely think it’s between me and him […] Eventually, he will come to 140, back again. If I’m a world champion, he’ll have to say my name, and guess what? We might have to just get it on.”
The animosity between them goes back for well over a year. They’ve repeatedly traded verbal insults at each other on social media and Prograis is still holding a grudge. He would love to get his fists on “Tank” and settle their beef.
COULD IT HAPPEN?
Davis is currently the WBA Regular lightweight champ but has fought at 140 in his career. In June 2021, he stopped Mario Barrios in eleven to capture the WBA Regular junior welterweight strap. But it was a one-stop shop, as Davis has since moved back down to 135.
On paper, a Prograis – Davis would be a battle of southpaws who can crack. Both are boxer-punchers and neither uses a lot of foot movement. That means they would be in range for one another to land their share of power shots. It would have all the ingredients of a high-impact, entertaining battle.
The hard-hitting Davis is a cash cow and a pay-per-view star. He has big-money fights available at whatever weight he elects to fight. A fight with Prograis could be an option in 2023 should he defeat Zepeda and win the WBC title.
Prograis understands this reality. The incentive to fight him goes beyond just personal animus. It’s also about the opportunity to earn a sizeable payday, something he was very frank about while talking to Custer.
“I feel like with Tank, he’s super popular. He’ll make me a superstar. He’ll make me super rich and on top of that, I’ll whoop him. I’m whooping him for sure.”
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By: Michael Wilson Jr.