Marvnation wins Zepeda-Prograis purse bid

At high noon the purse bid for the José Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis fight, for the vacant WBC super lightweight title, was held in accordance with the WBC Rules and Regulations. With an offer of 2.4 million dollars, Marvnation Promotions, headed by Marvin Rodriguez, won the purse bid, leaving behind the offers of Probellum, TGB and Zanfer.

Zepeda (35-2, 27 KOs), 33, will get his second shot at the WBC title. He fell in a close fight against Ramirez in 2019. Zepeda is on a five-fight winning streak, including a fifth-round knockout of former champion Ivan Baranchyk in one of the best fights of 2020.

Prograis (27-1, 23 KOs), 33, reached the final of the World Series of Boxing tournament in April 2019, but lost a majority decision to Taylor. In his most recent fight he knocked out Tyrone McKenna in the sixth round in March of this year.

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  • This is a really good fight. Seems a pretty big purse but I’m happy those two are getting a very nice payday for it.

  • Damn! This is gonna be pure fireworks! I say it’s 50/50 and whomever lands clean first probably wins! The set of whiskers they’re gonna need!!

  • A true fight-fans fight. Always a good thing. This should be a great fight. We seem to be in agreement so far so make sure to fire up a couple of good steaks when it happens.

  • Talk about overpaying, wonder what the others bid. Didn’t realise Regis is 33 already, really needs to get a move on

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