Regis Prograis volunteers to fight Tank Davis on Dec.5th
By Dan Ambrose: Regis Prograis has volunteered to be the replacement opponent for Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis to fight on December 5th in place of Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.
According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, Showtime will reportedly be pulling the unbeaten Rolly (14-0, 12 KOs) from the December 5th card due to allegations from different women.
Showtime is looking for a replacement for Tank to fight on the December 5th date on PPV. Prograis threw his hat into the ring, letting Tank know that he’d be interested in filling in.
Whether the 32-year-old Prograis is serious or not is unknown, as he would need to drop down from 140 to 135 to face Gervonta for his WBA secondary lightweight title.
The former IBF light welterweight champion Prograis (26-1, 22 KOs) traded words with WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta (25-0, 24 KOs) on Saturday
Regis Prograis: “I’ll fight his little a** on short notice. Floyd [Mayweather Jr.] and Leonard [Ellerbe] both said they love that fight. But we all know that’s bull s**t. Tank ain’t fighting no elite fighters anytime soon on short notice. Let’s see who they find on short notice for him.
“Don’t need a payday from you or anybody else. Talk is cheap. Coming from [someone] that’s about to fight Rollies.”
Gervonta Davis: “You looking for a payday. I heard Shakur killed you in sparring. Don’t do that. I will gladly retire you b**ch. After this fight on December 5th, don’t talk to me about boxing.
PBC, Showtime are actively looking for opponents to replace Rolando Romero on December 5th, sources tell @SInow. Romero, an undefeated lightweight contender, has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) October 30, 2021
For Prograis to get the fight with Tank Davis, Mayweather Promotions, Showtime Boxing and his own promoters would need to agree to it. There’s a lot of things that go into whether Prograis would get the fight.
If Mayweather Promotions are afraid of Tank getting beaten, they might not be eager to put him in with a dangerous puncher after the way he performed against Mario Barrios last June.
Tank was in dire trouble, and Mayweather himself had to go in there give him a pep talk after the seventh round. It’s not a good sign that Tank is struggling with a flawed champion like Barrios because that’s a guy that Prograis would likely destroy with ease.
Besides Mayweather needs to give the green light to Prograis replacing Rolly, Showtime would have to agree to it as well. They need a popular fighter that will bring in PPV buys for the December 5th date.
While this writer believes Prograis would be a great choice, you don’t know if Showtime and Mayweather Promotions will agree to it.
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