Former WBA mild welterweight champion Regis Prograis is worked up about what he believes is a combat that would occur between him and former four-division world champion Mikey Garcia. There’s speak that Prograis (26-1, 22 KOs) may get that combat.
In commenting on the combat with Regis, Mikey sounds ambivalent and never completely enthusiastic about it. He’s been sitting on the sidelines since his win over Jessie Vargas in 2019, and he’s calling out Manny Pacquiao.
At this level, many boxing followers view Mikey Garcia as being a retired man, extra involved with consuming and messing round together with his automobiles than he’s with boxing.
Mikey needs the massive cash fights, however he’s not within the place to get them due to his inactivity. He can clear up his inactivity drawback if he agrees to a combat in opposition to the southpaw Prograis, however it could be a dangerous one.
If Mikey agrees to the combat, it could be Prograis’s first large match-up since his loss to Josh Taylor in 2019.
Since that defeat, Prograis has treading water, beating Juan Heraldez and Ivan Redkach. However, sadly, these have been two lesser fights that didn’t do a lot for Prograis’profession.
I wish to combat @mikeygarcia NEXT. He says he need the combat, I need the combat, his brother Robert needs the combat, my aspect needs the combat, the Mexican followers need the combat, the folks in New Orleans need the combat, the English followers need the combat.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) June 24, 2021
Prograis hoping to combat Mikey
“I feel it could be an incredible combat,” stated Prograis to Fighthub on a match between him and Mikey Garcia. “I don’t wish to be cocky as a result of typically I speak a whole lot of s***.
“I feel he could possibly be doubtlessly my hardest combat if I let it, however I feel my velocity ought to be the distinction. Mikey has good timing, too, so we’ll see. Hopefully, they get that combat finished, and we’ll see what occurs.
“It’s up within the air proper now,” stated Prograis about his combat with Mikey. “Our names got here collectively. I really needed to combat Broner subsequent.
“That’s the mom f**** I needed to combat. That’s one of many causes I’m out right here in Miami as a result of I do know he’s out right here so much, and I wish to combat him. Whoever, Broner, Mikey,” stated Prograis.
Mikey doesn’t have every other nice choices proper now until he needs to combat somebody like Keith Thurman or Danny Garcia. These guys would doubtless beat Mikey based mostly on how he regarded in his final combat in opposition to Vargas.
The best way that Mikey is sitting on the sidelines for the previous 18 months, it’s disappointing. He may have fought 4 instances throughout that stretch, made some huge cash, and put himself able to face Manny Pacquiao.
Regis believes he deserved the win over Taylor
“I maintain saying that I received that combat,” Prograis stated about his match in opposition to Josh Taylor in 2019. “If it was right here in America, I feel I positively would have received that combat.
“I watched it, and I made him miss a whole lot of punches, however while you’re making someone miss, and it seems like they’re hitting you, the followers are going to cheer for the opposite particular person, the hometown.
“I positively assume we are going to get a rematch at 147 in the future. Proper now, let him do what he acquired to do. I acquired my route, he’s acquired his route, and we form of go from there.
“That may be a hell of a combat,” stated Prograis a couple of combat between Taylor and Terence Crawford.
“Taylor is large. He’s sturdy. Lots of people assume Crawford will simply stroll him down, outbox him, and beat him up.
“Taylor is large and robust additionally, and he’s acquired expertise. One other factor, he can combat. He’s acquired grit, and he can combat. It ought to be a superb combat, so we’ll see,” stated Prograis..
It was an in depth combat between Regis and Taylor in 2019, however the match’s location was all flawed for Prograis. The combat passed off in London, England, and Prograis was by no means going to win if it was shut.