WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis is recognized as one of the most exciting boxers today, and he’s skillfully playing the role of the heel ahead of his upcoming bout against Devin Haney. Prograis recently voiced his opinions on Haney and engaged with their fans during the official weigh-ins on their home turf.
The former undisputed lightweight champion, Haney, is moving up in weight to challenge Prograis in a light welterweight contest this weekend at the Chase Center in San Francisco. ‘The Dream’ vacated all four of his lightweight titles in preparation for his fight against Prograis, aiming to secure a multi-division championship.
Regis Prograis brutally slams Devin Haney and his fans
On Friday, Regis Prograis and Devin Haney squared off in their final weigh-ins. It was not surprising, considering their intense rivalry, that Prograis grabbed the microphone after slamming into the scales and taking aim at his opponent on stage. Additionally, “Rougarou” yelled at the jeering California crowd.
Regis Prograis, who defeated Danielito Zorilla in a split decision in June, is currently riding a five-fight winning streak. His record as a professional boxer is 29-1. Devin Haney, on the other hand, is undefeated at 30-0 and most recently defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko by a unanimous decision in May.
Prograis displayed aggression in the lead-up, yet tomorrow night, he faces a challenging situation. Not only is he defending his title on hostile territory, but he is also striving to become the first fighter in history to defeat Haney. Even for an experienced combatant like Prograis, this is a formidable task, evoking strong emotions.
Did Devin Haney vacate all his belts just to fight Regis Prograis?
Devin Haney will be giving up all of his lightweight championship belts prior to his highly anticipated super lightweight debut against Regis Prograis. Haney will be taking on Prograis, the current WBC super lightweight champion, for the title of next division champion.
Haney, currently a strong favorite to win the wager, recently shared with ESPN the reasoning behind his decision to relinquish all of his titles. He declared that he was ready to move on and was “done” with the lightweight division, having no intention of competing in it again. Consequently, he chose to vacate the belts.
Haney further claimed that Gervonta Davis was the only fight left that he found interesting, but the Baltimore native ‘showed no interest.’ Haney also indicated that he would like to advance even further if he were to overcome Prograis. Even if he fights just once at 140 pounds, Haney told Coppinger he wants to win three divisions.