The current WBC junior welterweight world champion, Regis Prograis has been sitting in limbo since becoming a two-time world champion. Prograis who stopped Jose Zepeda last November - made his return to the ring earlier this year when Prograis defeated Danielito Zorrilla, in what is widely considered a lackluster performance in his first of a three-fight deal with his new promoter, Matchroom Boxing headed by Eddie Hearn.
Prograis said the following on his X account, which is commonly referenced as its previous name Twitter.
“Good News,” proclaimed Prograis via the X social media app.
Prograis has currently been speculated to fight Devin Haney, who is the undisputed lightweight world champion, who would be in theory moving up to fight Prograis in his first bout at the junior welterweight division. The big hang-up seems to be the fight date, as originally it was leaked to the media that the fight date was going to be October 28th, but that date now seems to be off the table as that is the same day that Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou is happening. It appears that some believe Prograis versus Haney could land on pay-per-view, and that would mean that date would have two conflicting pay-per-view events would occur on that given date.
Now we have started to hear rumblings if the fight would happen that it could happen in December though once again no one has been willing to go on the record. So it isn’t that insightful, but more so, gossip.
Prograis has publicly stated that he has signed for the Devin Haney fight, but also previously stated that he feels that potentially for fans outside of the sport of boxing facing Adrien Broner could be a ‘bigger fight’ in terms of name/star power.
So the question we have to wait on is…what is Prograis’ good news? As we as fight fans hope that it is the announcement of a mega-fight between the most accomplished modern lightweight on paper, Devin Haney against the consensus number one junior welterweight, Regis Prograis.