Regis Prograis won the WBC 140 lbs world title on Saturday, but on Wednesday he took to Twitter to explain that his fight purse check coming in over a million dollars has bounced for his performance in Carson, California.
“I deposited my fight check Monday while I was in LA,” Prograis wrote in the Tweet. “Today the bank emailed me saying the check bounced because of insufficient funds. Somebody better find out what’s going on before I click the f*** out.”
This came on the heels of undercard fighter Charles Conwell’s co-trainer, Roshawn Jones stating Conwell’s check bounced too. Later, Jones would explain that the money had been wired to Conwell, and things had been fixed.
The situation appears to be a new bank account as told to me by a source close to the situation speaking in terms of anonymity. The bank account was red flagged and made a payment error, because of that, because of all the new transactions.
This was the first major event promoter by MarvNation in association with Legendz Entertainment.
The entities had won the fight with a purse bid of 2.4 million, double the next closest bid.
MarvNation promoted the show in conjunction with financial support from Legendz Entertainment.
It appears the undercard fighters have been paid, and hopefully Prograis gets paid, but one thing is for sure, this is embarrassing end to the event.