Regis Prograis confident about stopping Devin Haney

WBC world super-lightweight world champion, Regis Prograis, is expecting himself to be giving undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney nothing but a painful beatdown when the pair collide.

Prograis (29-1) and Haney (30-0) have been in advanced discussions for an encounter following Haney’s victory and desire to move up to the 140lbs division following his win over Vasyl Loamachenko in May by the narrowest of margins.

Prograis is a recent addition to the Matchroom Boxing stable and will seek to build on a disappointing title defence in June in New Orleans against Danielito Zorrilla. Prograis would get the nod over twelve rounds courtesy of a split decision victory in a performance and spectacle which offered little to be desired.

Speaking ESNEWS, Prograis is confident in defeating Haney and securing the biggest win of his career if and when the two fighters meet.

“I’m stopping Haney, I’m stopping Haney,” Prograis told ESNews. “I don’t give a fuck what nobody [says]. I’m stopping Haney, bro. I don’t care what nobody says. They can say all that sh!t if they want. I’m stopping him. We are working on sh!t already right now. No matter what he got, I’m stopping Haney. If I don’t, I’mma hurt him for 12 rounds, I guarantee I hurt Haney for 12 rounds.”

Reflecting on his performance last time out, Prograis feels it could be a disguise blessing and acknowledged it was a bad fight to watch and participate in. Prograis believes that if he had stopped Zorrilla in the opening round, then the contest with Haney would not even be happening and that he would, in fact, be facing his mandatory challenger Sandor Martin instead.

“It’s a blessing in disguise, bro,” Prograis said. “My last fight with Zorrilla, it wasn’t a good fight, so they took it. Like I said, if I had knocked Zorrilla out in the first round [Haney wouldn’t fight me]—bro, Sandor Martin is my mandatory, so I would’ve been fighting him. I’m glad that that’s not happening. I’m fighting Haney. I’m just waiting.”

“I’mma beat your ass, li’l boy,” Prograis added.