Prograis Staying At 140 Pounds, Wants ‘Tank’ Davis & Teofimo Lopez

Regis Prograis

Regis Prograis says that he will remain at 140 pounds for now but is still eyeing bouts with Gervonta Davis and Teofimo Lopez.

Prograis is a former WBA Junior-Welterweight Champion. The only loss of his pro boxing career came against current undisputed junior-welterweight champion Josh Taylor. Prograis lost the bout via majority decision.

Speaking to Fight Hype, Prograis said that while a move to 147 pounds is possible, he wants to stick with 140 pounds for now (via BoxingScene.com).

“I’ll definitely go to 147 someday, but, like I said, my goal right now is to be champion again at 140. It’s just something I personally [feel] that I should still be world champion with that whole Josh Taylor thing. I feel I should still be world champion, so I just wanna be a champion again before I go up to 147.”  

Prograis went on to say that he’s got his sights set on big names such as “Tank” Davis and Lopez.

“Right now, all my fights are going to be big no matter what. All of them are going to be big names. Mikey, that’s a big name. Maybe Adrien Broner. Maybe Gervonta Davis. Maybe a Devin Haney, maybe a Teofimo [Lopez]. That’s five people that I named. All of those are big name fights, all of those are big money fights. Like I said I think I’m going to fight big fights no matter what. 

“Going forward it’s just going to be big fights and we’re going to be fighting for the belt, anyway.” 

Prograis was last seen in action back in April. He shared the ring with Ivan Redkach. Prograis won the fight via sixth-round TKO. Regis Prograis has won two fights in a row since losing to Taylor. If he continues to rack up wins, he’ll likely find himself fighting for a world title again.