Regis Prograis On Teofimo Lopez: “That Could Be A Good Fight!”

Prograis Onboard for Facing Teofimo Lopez!

Regis Prograis looks to face Teofimo Lopez
Regis Prograis looks to face Teofimo Lopez

Regis Prograis Sees Value in Fighting Teofimo Lopez at 140!


There is no doubt that super lightweight boxer Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (27-1, 23 KO’s) is always on the prowl for a big fight. Among his immediate professional goals, Rougarou would love to become a champion at 140 once again. This has remained a consistent talking point of the #3 (WBC) #5 (IBF), #6 (WBA) and #7 (WBO) ranked pugilist. That does not mean that a purely economically juicy fight couldn’t perk his interest as well. Such would be the case in regards to a potential dustup with Teofimo “Take Over” Lopez (16-1, 12 KO’s).

In his last in-ring ordeal, Lopez was upset by George Kambosos and roughly denuded of his trio of titles. Since that humbling upset, Lopez has been extremely scarce on the public scene. During his few appearances though, Take Over has made it clear that he intends on moving up to the super lightweight division.

READY FOR A TAKE OVER

While there are no known discussions on-going between the two camps, Prograis has formally voiced his interest in a Lopez prizefight.

“But right now I want to be a two-time world champion at 140. And I think right now I might be in a good spot at 140. You got a lot of people, big names from 135, might be coming up to 140. Then you got a lot of 140’s staying there and they can have some big fights and stuff. So I think I am going to stay at 140 for a little while, but we’ll see.

[…] That could be a good fight: me and Teo, yeah! I think he was in line to fight for the WBO belt, but yeah, whatever!”

WHAT’S IT GOING TO BE?

From the business side a Prograis versus Lopez bout makes sense for both men. With their established name values, the match would certainly be well embraced by the boxing populace. Also, Rougarou would make for one veritable barometer of where Lopez falls into the overall pecking order at 140-pounds.

If he does well, then Lopez should have found his home for the next few fights at least. On the other hand, if Take Over gets done dirtier than farmer boots, then his problems in the boxing world will compound in an awful hurry! Yet, as said before, at this point both are still looking for their next bouts so let’s see what their two camps can come up with. Regardless of what they ultimately select however, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report the news!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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