Regis Prograis fires back at Adrien Broner
By Dan Ambrose: It looks like Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner’s comments about beating up Regis Prograis has gotten him riled up. The former WBA light-welterweight champion Prograis (24-1, 20 KOs) is daring someone to come up with the $10 million to get Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) back into the ring so he can “FINISH” his career.
Broner, 31, is currently trying to become a rapper, but his career in that field is expected to go nowhere. At some point, Broner will see the writing on the wall, realize can’t cut it as a rapper, and then return to his bread & butter profession.
Look for Broner to give up on his dream of being a big-time rapper soon, and try and set up a fight with one of the big names.
Prograis wants to FINISH Broner’s career
“Somebody please give this clown his 10 million he’s asking for so I can finish this boy,” said Regis Prograis on his Twitter in reacting to Broner’s comments.
Prograis, 31, is worked up about Broner’s remarks he made on social media this week about how he would whoop him if he were to come out of retirement. Broner is still saying he’s retired, but he’s been asking Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza and Al Haymon for $10 million for him to return to the ring.
If Broner is going to stand firm on his $10M asking price to resume his stalled career, Boxing News 24 sees him waiting for a long, long time.
“I’ll beat Regis’ a**,” Broner said on his live Instagram while t-shirt shopping this week. Broner didn’t bring up the subject of him fighting Prograis; it was asked by one of his followers.
“I’ll come out of retirement and f*** Regis up. He can’t f*** with me. Ya’ll be saying anything on here. Let me get off here, ya’ll talkin’ crazy!”
It’s good to know that Broner is confident about his chances of beating Regis Prograis, given that it gives him an option for when things implode with his rap career.
Regis needs an opponent
It would be a good option for Prograis to face Broner, as a lot of boxing fans would be eager to see that match. For a lot of people, they would tune in just to see if Prograis can send Broner into retirement.
Broner didn’t look half bad in his last fight in losing a 12 round unanimous decision to Manny Pacquiao last year in January 2019. If Broner had thrown another 20 to 30 punches per round, he might have beaten the Filipino star.
A lot of boxing fans rate Broner’s performance against Pacquiao as being superior to Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman, who lost a 12 round split decision to him last July.
Prograis was recently trying to put a catchweight fight together with former WBO 140-pound champion Maurice Hooker, but they couldn’t agree on a deal over the weight.
After initially agreeing to fight at 143, Hooker wanted Prograis to come up to 147 to face him. Prograis was willing to fight Hooker at 145, but that wasn’t good enough. As such, the two are no longer planning on fighting.
Regis lost his WBA 140-pound title in a close 12 round majority decision defeat to IBF champion Josh Taylor in the World Boxing Super Series tournament last year on October 26 in London, England. It was a fight in which Prograis was getting worked over by Taylor on the inside through the first six rounds of the match.
When Prograis finally made adjustments to keep the action on the outside, he dominated the slower Taylor in the last half of the contest. However, Taylor had built up too big of a lead for Prograis to come all the way back.
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