Regis Prograis says Adrien Broner could be a bigger fight for him than Devin Haney

Oh no! WBC light welterweight champion, Regis Prograis, has put forth a call to arms, or at least a bold warning that he might not fight Devin Haney, but rather Adrien "The Problem" Broner in the fall. 

Prograis who has been involved in complex negotiations for a date with the undisputed lightweight champion of the world, Devin Haney, who would be moving up to junior welterweight to face the current WBC junior welterweight champion, has had a multitude of dates including October 28th and November 11th, and also be rumored to land on pay-per-view. Given that we are almost in the month of September and no contract or announcement has come  Prograis is letting the world know, that if he doesn't fight Haney, he will fight Broner. 

"I don't need Devin [Haney]," said Prograis to "Me and Broner would be a bigger fight, maybe. We could say maybe. 

Currently, Haney is a promotional free agent, whereas Prograis will be on the second fight of a three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing. His first bout was a homecoming in New Orleans, that was rather uneventful against Danielito Zorrilla on June 17th.

"For the culture, me and Broner could be a bigger fight," furthered Prograis. "In boxing, Devin is a bigger fight [for boxing fans as he is] undisputed at [lightweight]."

Despite Broner's championship lineage, Broner has never been the same after losing to Marcos Maidana a decade ago. This loss to Maidana sent Broner on a downward sprial that he seemingly never recovered from as we saw moments of greatness in fights like the John Molina Jr. bout which served as the first fight on the NBC telecast of Premier Boxing Champions, but Broner seemingly lost all of his big fights. This year after an ill-fated attempt to land a fight on BLK Prime, Broner signed a promotional pact with Don King and returned this year, and looked as good as he has in some time. 

The cautious statement made by Prograis, roughly two weeks ago, hints at a lingering worry fight fans have, as Prograis, along with Haney are two of the most interesting modern fighters. A bout between the two would be quite compelling, yet a fight between Prograis and Broner would be far less meaningful.