Regis Prograis Doubles Down on the “Tank Won’t Fight” Talk!
Over the past few weeks, Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (26-1, 22 KO’s) has aggressively talked about Gervonta “Tank” Davis (25-0, 24 KO’s). When Prograis is yodeling Tank’s name from all the mountain tops, however, he doing so as a slight.
Rougarou feels as though he is too big a beast for Davis to tackle so Mayweather Promotions, will avoid him altogether. Davis captured another WBA regular title this time in the junior welterweight division after a thrilling knockout victory over Mario Barrios.
Now that Davis has a piece of the WBA junior welterweight crown, Prograis wants a shot at Tank. When recently questioned about matter, the former junior welterweight champion emphatically reaffirmed his position.
“I saw the Tank fight. Good fight Tank. Solid opponent, but he ain’t me, so don’t you ever fucking say my name ever again. I guarantee I smash you! And I guarantee that Floyd and Leonard Ellerbe and none of them niggas going to let you close to me!”
“So don’t fucking talk, don’t say my name ever again because I will knock you out little boy!”
YEA OR NAY?!
There is probably a lot truth to what Prograis is saying. Sure it would make for a great fight and it would show true moxie on Davis’ part. In the end, however, boxing is a business first. Whether Prograis wants to hear it or not, with no belt he brings little to the table other than extreme danger. At lightweight, Tank could potentially make major bouts with unified champion Teofimo Lopez, WBC champion Devin Haney or Ryan Garcia.
On the other hand at junior welterweight, Josh Taylor is the undisputed champion of the division. Taylor is already on the books for snubbing a fight with Lopez due to his not owning the legitimate lightweight WBC title. Therefore, it’s very easy to see him snubbing a fight with regular WBA champ Davis.
So, if Tank is unlikely to get a title fight at junior welterweight anyway, then Prograis is actually a wonderful opponent. But if and only if Team Davis wants to make an extended campaign at that division.
Whether he stays or moves away from the junior welterweight landscape is still a mystery yet to be unraveled. Luckily no matter what happens, 3kingsboxing.com will be there to report the news.
By: Bakari Simpson