By Allan Fox: Regis Prograis says he’s hoping to get fights towards Ryan Garcia, Adrien Broner, Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez & Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
WBC mild welterweight champion Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) needs at the least considered one of them, if not all earlier than his profession is over, and he feels he’ll beat all of them.
Sadly, it’s questionable whether or not Prograis will get any of the fighters on his record, other than the pale former four-division world champion Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs), whereas he’s nonetheless in his prime. Broner has already acknowledged that he needs Prograis subsequent after his comeback combat towards Hank Lundy on February twenty fifth.
Prograis is already being averted, with Teofimo Lopez, Jose Ramirez, and Josh Taylor steering away from him.
“It’s lots of them. Hopefully, I can get considered one of them or all of them. It’s Broner; it’s Tank; it’s Ryan Garcia; it’s Teofimo Lopez. That’s 4 folks that I simply named? I ought to get at the least considered one of them. They bought to offer me at the least considered one of them,” stated Regis Prograis to Fighthype when requested who he needs to combat.
“In case you ask me if I’m open to preventing him? After all,” stated Prograis when requested about his ideas on Devin Haney. “I’m open to combat the winner, and I’m open to preventing the loser. You may’t say one identify on this world at 140 that I wouldn’t combat. I’d combat all of them.
“I feel possibly Tank, however I don’t actually imagine that in my coronary heart, however I’ll say Tank,” stated Regis when requested who would give him the hardest combat out of Tank, Ryan Garcia, and Adrien Broner. “I don’t assume Ryan Garcia can be that powerful.
“Yeah, for certain,” Prograis stated when requested if Tank shall be a more durable combat than Jose Ramirez. “Yeah, I feel Tank can be more durable than Ramirez. I feel, style-wise, he’d be more durable than Ramirez.
“I feel the hardest of all of them is Adrien Broner, fight-wise. I’ll positively win the combat fairly simply, however he’s powerful. He’s by no means been stopped. He’s fought a number of the greatest. Adrien Broner fought Pacquiao. For me, I feel he’d be the hardest of all of them, however all of them are form of in the identical field with me.
“It’s completely different within the 140 division as a result of, at 147, it was solely two names [Errol Spence Jr & Terence Crawford]. At 140, you bought a bunch of names, a bunch of huge names. So, I ought to at the least get considered one of them as a result of all of these are huge fights.
“I feel it’s a superb combat,” stated Prograis concerning the Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko conflict in Could. “I favor Devin just a bit bit extra. Devin is greater and slightly bit youthful, so I favor him, however Lomachenko remains to be Lomachenko. He’s nonetheless actual good at what he does, however I simply favor Devin.