Regis Prograis angry, says Devin Haney trying to change fight date

By Boxing News - 08/09/2023 - Comments

By Adam Baskin:  WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis is angry about Devin Haney trying to change the date for their fight in October.

Prograis (29-1, 24 KOs) says he’s already signed the contract for the fight, and he’s not going to agree to a new date. Regis feels Haney wants an advantage over him by not giving him enough time to train, and he’s not going to agree to it.

He states that if Haney (30-0, 15 KOs) is trying to use this to get out of the fight, he can face someone else and go back down to 135.

Prograis isn’t saying when Haney is trying to reschedule the contest, but it appears he wants it to occur sooner than October. Regis thinks Haney is doing that, so he has less time to train for the fight.

The 24-year-old Haney must have already been training and feels it’ll benefit him to have it sooner while hurting the older fighter Prograis.

Assuming the fight doesn’t happen and is called off, Prograis will need to defend against his WBC mandatory Sandor Martin (41-3, 14 KOs), who is coming off a sixth round knockout of Arblin Kaba last July.

Before that, Sandor lost a controversial 10 round split decision to Teofimo Lopez last December in New York. Many boxing fans felt he’d been robbed.

The date had been agreed on

“Man, they got some p***y in the right game right now. You know me and Haney are supposed to fight,” said Regis Prograis to Fight Hub TV, talking about Devin Haney trying to change the data for their fight in October.

We agreed on a date, we agreed on everything, and now they’re trying to move the date. The Haney’s, I know you’re smart, but you’re some smart bi***hes at the same time.”

As bad as Haney looked in his last fight against Vasily Lomachenko, it’s not a shock that he’s trying to gain an edge against Prograis.

Haney is not Floyd Mayweather Jr, and he’s not going to stay unbeaten for long without being helped in some way, be it controversial decisions, or not giving his opponent an adequate amount of time to train.

“Y’all trying to pull some slick s**t, but we ain’t going for that,” said Prograis. “We already agreed to the date. That’s what it is. We agreed to the date. Why can’t y’all go on the same date we agreed on?

“I signed the contract. What else do you want? What more do you want? Y’all some bi**ches. The Haney’s some b***ches. Y’all scared.  Y’all don’t want me to get ready. That’s what you want me to do, but I’m already getting ready.

“So, I signed the contract for the date already. The date is already in the contract. Y’all can’t move it. You ain’t no big draw. I don’t need you. So if you don’t want to fight, go fight somebody else. Go do what you want. Go stay at 135, and do whatever you got to do.

“The date is the date, and that’s what I’m standing on that,” said Prograis.

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