In an interview with Fighthype, former Super Lightweight champ Regis Prograis is excited about the opportunity to fight for a title once again. Prograis spoke on his upcoming fight for the World Title against Jose Zepeda! The fight happens on November 26th at 9pm CST. That pay per view is available on FITE.tv at the link below for $59.99
Regis Prograis: For the Glory
Regis Prograis has been campaigning for a fight with former lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez after his move up to 140. And now that Lopez is finally in his weight class, that possibility is bigger than ever. But for Prograis, he knows just how much of a talented boxer Jose Zepeda is and is focused on him. “Right now, Zepeda is the only thing on my mind.”
With Thanksgiving coming before the fight this Saturday, Regis Prograis says he’s going to miss everyone’s favorite holiday. But Prograis points out that becoming a two time world champion doesn’t happen to everyone and that he can celebrate Thanksgiving next year
“Yeah, I’m going to miss Thanksgiving, but I want to be a two time world. The belt is definitely important but beating Zepeda is high on my list. He earned a shot to get here.”
For Prograis, it’s about the belts, the glory. He is at 140 just for that, despite the difficulty on the body it causes for Prograis. Zepeda is just the next step towards that.
“I stayed at 140 for the belts. That’s the only reason. I sacrificed my body and I’ve been eating right for a long time to do this. Of course, to get a win over Zepeda. That’s big too.”
But Prograis is not tied to super lightweight. Despite staying there and the ability to stay there, Prograis says 147 could be in the future if politics keep his goals out of reach.
“I can stay at 140 for the rest of my career if I really want to. So if I got to 147, it’s only if I feel like it.”
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