Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor exchange heated words
By Charles Brun: Unbeaten light welterweight champions Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis met on Monday in their press conference to discuss their fight next month on October 26 at the O2 Arena on Sky Sports Box Office. During the face off between them, Prograis & Taylor jawed at each other.
Taylor getting on Prograis’ nerves during face off
Prograis seemed to be trying to keep his cool, but Taylor made it difficult with his comments about impending doom for him.
WBA 140-lb champion Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) will be fighting IBF champ Taylor (15-0, 12 KOs) in the final of the World Boxing Super Series light welterweight tourney in London, UK.
This is a match between #1 and #2 light welterweights in the division. Besides the IBF & WBA belts being on the line, the Muhammad Ali Trophy and Ring Magazine title will be at stake for the fight. This is the best against the best.
Prograis & Taylor’s comments during heated exchange:
Taylor: “I can’t wait. I can’t f—g wait,” said Taylor to Prograis. “I’m going to rip your f—g head off.
Prograis: “I guarantee it’s not going to happen, bro.
Taylor: “You’ve never seen anyone like me before.
Prograis: “I’ve seen you a bunch of times. I guarantee, I’ve seen you a bunch of times. I’ve seen your style a bunch of times. You never fought anyone like me. That’s the difference. You’ve got to convince yourself.”
Taylor: “You’ll soon see.”
Prograis: “It’s not going to make a difference. Watch.”
Taylor: “I’m really confident in this fight. I think I’m bigger than him, stronger than him, quicker than him, and I punch just as hard as him. So I think I beat him in every department. If he comes at me, I’m going to walk him into a shot, and get him out of there. If not, then I’m going to box him for 12 rounds. So I’m confident that I’m going to win this fight. I feel this is my time to shine, and I feel he can’t beat me at all. So yeah, I’m super confident.,” said Taylor.
Prograis: “I’m very excited. This has been a dream for me to come to the UK,” said Prograis during Monday’s news conference. “I’m just real happy. Most fighters don’t get a chance in a lifetime. We got four things on the line. We got WBA, his title [IBF], my title, the Muhammad Ali trophy, and the Ring belt. All that’s going to be on the line. I had a late start, but a lot of fighters fight 20 to 30 years, and never get this opportunity.
Regis Prograis says he can’t be judged by tale of the tape
This is an opportunity of a lifetime. This is for my legacy, and this is history right now. I just can’t wait. This is #1 and #2. It’s two undefeated fighters in their prime that’s champions. Most of the time you don’t get that in boxing. He is taller than me, and of course he’s longer than me. You can determine about me by the tale of the tape. I really cannot see how he can defeat me. I just can’t. Not to be cocky and not to be arrogant. He’s been hurt. In his last fight against [Ivan] Baranchyk, he cut him up. He dropped you too,” said Prograis.
No1 v No2 ☑
Two Undefeated Fighters ☑
Unification Clash ☑
WBSS Final ☑
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) September 9, 2019
Taylor: “It was a clash of heads. What fight were you watching?”
Prograis: “The same fight you were fighting. That was the past fights. I think he’s definitely going to come, and he’ll bring his A-game. This will be one hell of a fight. I’m excited in coming over here, and this is something I’ve been wanting for a long time.”