Prograis Threatens Matias: “I’ll Easily Take That Belt When I’m Ready”

Prograis Believes Matias Is Easy Work!

Regis Prograis threatens Subriel Matias
Regis Prograis (L, credit: Getty Images), Subriel Matias (credit: Esther Lin/Showtime)

Regis Prograis Escalates His Threats To Subriel Matias!


IBF junior welterweight champion Subriel Matias (19-1, 19 KOs) and reigning WBC 140-pound champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) have a beef with one another. As far as Rougarou is concerned, Matias is doing a little too much talking for his own good and barking up the wrong tree.

Matias is fresh off a fourth-round stoppage over Jeremias Ponce to capture the then-vacant IBF strap on February 25. During the post-fight news conference, Matias sent a warning shot to Prograis and said the reigning WBC champion is at the top of his hit list.

NOT IN HIS LEAGUE?

Rougarou was not amused. Never one to turn the other cheek, he went to social media and posted the following in response.

Regis Prograis warns Subriel Matias

With all his wins coming by stoppage, the evidence is clear that Matias is a puncher. The 30-year-old is a seek-and-destroy fighter who looks at his opponents with disdain.

A two-time WBC champion, Regis is no slouch in the power department. Throughout his career, the 34-year-old has shown the ability to crack hard with both hands. But he can also keep his opponent at a distance and win using his boxing skills. A Prograis vs Matias unification fight is arguably the most exciting fight that can be made at 140.

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE

It’s a matchup that could happen. Prograis is still hunting for an opponent following his win over Jose Zepeda to win the vacant WBC crown in November 2022. Matias wants a piece of him in the ring, for sure.

Given their back-and-forth trash talk, there’s already chatter about the potential matchup on social media and boxing message boards. It’s a fight that hardcore fans would welcome with open arms.

One would think that representatives of both fighters are entertaining it happening down the road. If both fighters continue to win and keep their titles, a showdown between them could be in the cards either late in 2023 or early in 2024.

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