LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 12 – A recharged Regis Prograis insists he won’t repeat the massive mistake he made the final time he was world champion – taking it without any consideration.

The vacant WBC world tremendous light-weight belt is up for grabs when Prograis collides with Jose Zepeda in a mouth-watering struggle on Saturday, November 26 in Carson, California.

Prograis gained the WBA strap in 2019 after stopping Kiryl Relikh and admits his ascent to the highest of the division was “simple” and the importance was misplaced on him.

However the 33-year-old’s defeat to Josh Taylor of their enormous unification bout, later that 12 months, and his lengthy wait to regain one other shot, has made him change his methods.

And may he get his palms on the world title once more on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park, subsequent month, then the person often called ‘Rougarou’ has promised to savour each second of it.

“I really feel like I’m completely completely different now as a result of after I was the world champion – I’m going to be sincere with you – I didn’t cherish it,” Prograis informed

“It was simple to me. I’m not even gonna lie, it was simple to me.  

“On the time I used to be making ready to struggle for the belt I went to L.A. and for my first two weeks there we had events on the home and every kind of stuff, and that is me preventing for my world championship!

“However it was simply it was simple to me, and I didn’t cherish it after which it was taken away from me identical to that, actual quick.

“So now, I really feel like I’m a special fighter, my mindset is manner completely different. The primary time, it was simple. I simply did it. It was simple. I used to be world champion, primary on this planet and it was nothing to me. I didn’t even care about it. And this time it has been exhausting, to scratch my manner again to the highest to even get to the belt. So now I’ll cherish that much more. And now I don’t do all these issues I used to.”

The skilled Zepeda (35-2, 27 KOs) has twice challenged for world titles and meets Prograis on a five-fight successful streak, that features the 2020 Combat of the Yr.

Zepeda and Ivan Baranchyk each hit the canvas 4 occasions inside 5 rounds that evening and whereas Prograis respects his opponent, he has warned ‘Chon’ he gained’t let him off the hook.

“I’m not Ivan Baranchyk, after I drop folks, I’ll end them off,” Prograis declared.

“I even have the next IQ and I really feel like I’ve greater punching energy, too. After which I’m a southpaw so I’m slick. Baranchyk was there to be hit.

“Ivan didn’t actually have an excessive amount of defence however me, I’m an entire completely different monster. Zepeda has by no means seen nothing like me earlier than. However Zepeda, he’s good, he will get dropped, he will get again up and he does good.”

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