New Orleans native likely headed to WBSS tournament
For the second time in less than a week, a purse bid has been called off between the camps of Jose Ramirez and Regis Prograis.
Both men are coming off of impressive victories and title fights. Ramirez won the vacant WBC junior welterweight title with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Amir Imam, Prograis walked through Julius Indongo in two rounds to claim the interim WBC junior welterweight title.
Those victories put these two men on a collision course, but with rumors going around that Prograis will likely be a contestant in the upcoming WBSS (World Boxing Super Series) eight-man junior welterweight tournament, it is unclear if they may ever meet in the ring.
Prograis is considered by some to be one of the top fighter’s in the world at 140lbs and winning the WBSS tournament would solidify that thought. With Prograis out of the mix one can only speculate who will be Ramirez’s next opponent.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has said that Ramirez next fight is likely to take place in his home state of California but an opponent or date is unclear for the time being.
By: Jerrell Jasper