Regis Prograis Believes He Stops Devin Haney In a Fight at 140
A potential fight on the mind of boxing observers is a matchup between WBC junior welterweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) and reigning undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (30-0, 15 KOs). Prograis warns that Haney is in for a world of hurt if he thinks about getting in the ring with him.
Haney is contemplating a move up to junior welterweight following a tough win over three-division champion Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko on May 20. Prograis is preparing to make the first defense of the WBC belt against Danielito Zorilla on June 17 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Speaking to media outlet Mill City Boxing, Prograis was asked about the possibility of facing Haney.
“I love that fight, bro. If he fought me like he fought Loma, I think I stop him, bro. Those left hands and jabs that he was getting hit with – Loma is a 126-130-pounder.
I’ve been at 140 my whole career. So him coming up, I think I’ll stop him. I really feel like I would not only stop him, but hurt him real bad.”
IN A TOUGH PREDICAMENT
Haney is in a dilemma in his career. There are big fights available for him at lightweight against two-division champion Shakur Stevenson and WBA Regular champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult for Haney to make 135. His body is screaming for a move up in weight.
Prograis believes that The Dream will have plenty of problems at junior welterweight and would get stopped by WBO 140-pound champion Josh Taylor and IBF champion Subriel Matias.
Haney and Prograis have exchanged words on social media. The WBC junior welterweight champion invited Haney to attend his upcoming fight against Zorrilla in June.
A battle between Prograis and Haney is a real possibility. Word on the street is that Haney is thinking about signing with Matchroom. Prograis signed a deal with the promotional outlet earlier this month. Should Haney move over to Matchroom, you could see a Prograis – Haney showdown at some point in 2024. Despite Prograis’ seemingly low assessment of the lightweight champion, Rougarou would jump at the opportunity to fight him.