Zepeda: “Me And Prograis Are In Our Primes; We Both Need This Fight!”

Jose Zepeda Welcome the Challenge Prograis Will Bring!

Jose Zepeda looks forward to battling Regis Prograis
Jose Zepeda (L), Regis Prograis (Credit: Getty Images)

Jose Zepeda Eager to Test Wits with Regis Prograis!


Super lightweight fighter Jose “Chon” Zepeda (35-2, 27 KO’s) has a lot to look forward to in his next bout. This is because on November 26, Zepeda will square off against Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (27-1, 23 KO’s) with the vacant WBC 140-pound title hanging in the balance. For Prograis, he is fiercely determined to become a champion in the division once again.

On April 27, 2019, Rougarou won the WBA title over Kiryl Relikh but then lost it in his very next match to Josh Taylor. Zepeda, on the other hand, has never possessed a full world title. Chon, 33, has both, won several secondary titles and challenged for full world titles, but he has yet to capture one.

In his first attempt against Terry Flanagan, on July 11, 2015, he suffered a dislocated shoulder and retired after the second round. In his second try, versus Jose Carlos Ramirez, Chon dropped a majority decision loss.

I LIKE THE PAIN!

Naturally, Zepeda believes this is the fight that will turn his luck. Yet, he doesn’t believe this because he thinks Prograis, 33, is soft or anything like that. He simply believes in himself. In fact, one of the things he is most excited about, as Chon told to Fight Hub TV, is how dangerous a fight this will be.

“I’ve been saying it – this fight is going to be hell! This fight it’s going to be a really good one! I think all boxing fans know that. It just shows that it’s getting closer, it can’t be here soon enough! Because it is the top two 140-pounders, it is number one versus number two. And we don’t get to see that in boxing a lot. We usually see the champion fight the guy number 5, number 10, number 12 in the rankings and it’s rare that you see a fight like that [ours].”

IT’S NOW OR NEVER!

Aside from the skill and ferocity of Prograis, Zepeda is most certainly motivated by the title, as he explained.

“When the fight is even, it gives a great fight! Add that it’s a belt, the WBC belt, it’s life changing! Whoever wins this fight is going to be on top of 140-pounds. So it’s a fight we both need. We are both 33 years old, our prime, so this is a fight that both of us need and we going to go in there and give hell, man!”

In the end though, no matter how fired up or confident that Zepeda is, the two must meet to settle things in the ring. So let’s see what happens then!

By: Bakari Simpson

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