Regis Prograis: Jose Ramirez Ducked Me For Five Years

Regis Prograis is now the WBC 140 lbs champion, and holds a lot of leverage in the division, after getting an eleventh round technical knockout of Jose “Chon” Zepeda, this past Saturday in Carson, California.

Per the WBC rules, Prograis must make two mandatory title defenses of his new title, and the former WBC champion, Jose Ramirez is first up as a mandatory challenger.

“Listen, Jose Ramirez been ducking me for five years,” Prograis said after the fight on Saturday during a media scrum. “…I got this belt, and now he wanna fight me, but listen, that’s cool. We can.”

Who will be the second mandatory for the WBC title? Well, it will be the winner of Teofimo Lopez vs. Sandor Martin, who will be fill the role of the second mandatory for Prograis’ title.

Prograis would like a rematch with the man who defeated him via a split decision in 2019, in Josh Taylor, but with the mandatories in place, it won’t be for awhile.