Regis Prograis to Ryan Garcia: “I’ll break your face”
By Matt Lieberman: WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis sent a warning to Ryan Garcia today on social media, letting him know that he’ll smash his face.
Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) took issue with a comment Ryan recently made on social media in which he called him “slow” and said he would knock him out if they were ever to fight.
Regis said that if Ryan fights him, he won’t get to his April match with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis because he’s “break” his face.
If Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs) isn’t willing to fight journeyman Mercito Gesta in a tune-up, he sure isn’t going to risk his huge cash-out fight against Tank Davis by going up against a killer like Prograis.
Considering that Ryan’s promoters at Golden Boy are angling him towards the WBO 140-lb belt held by Josh Taylor, it’s safe to say that there’s little chance that boxing fans will see a fight between him and WBC champion Prograis anytime soon, if ever.
“If they feed Ryan to me, he wouldn’t make it to fight no Tank😂🤣😂 Stay in your lane IG Model. I’ll break your f***ing face🐺😤😠” said Regis Prograis on Twitter.
Yea ok. We’ll I know along with the rest of the world that mentally your weak. I’ll break your spirit. https://t.co/M27uvnWusy
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) January 6, 2023
Ryan and Tank Davis will probably meet for at least two fights due to the huge money involved.
So it’s realistic to assume that Kingry won’t be available to challenge for a world title against Prograis or any other champions at 140 until 2024.
If Ryan loses consecutive fights against Tank Davis, he will want to rebuild his career. So the last thing Kingry will want is to jump straight into the ring with arguably the #1 light welterweight in the division in Prograis off the back of two losses to Tank.
Ryan deserves credit for talking his way into a fight with Gervonta because he hasn’t beaten anyone as a pro that rates him this match-up.
The 24-year-old Ryan’s best win was against Luke Campbell, an average fighter that had done nothing as a pro aside from losing to Vasyl Lomachenko and beating a handful of British domestic-level fighters.
Ryan had the chance to fight Devin Haney for his WBC 135-lb belt after his win over Campbell but turned down the match and chose instead to face Emmanuel Tagoe and Javier Fortuna.
If Golden Boy does a good job of maneuvering Ryan, he might be able to win a vacant belt at 140.
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