WBC super lightweight champion Regis Prograis (28-1 24 KOs) will now defend his world title against Danielito Zorrilla (17-1 13 KOs) on Saturday June 17 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, live worldwide on DAZN. Zorrilla steps in for injured Liam Paro.
Regis Prograis: “I’m glad that Zorrilla has taken the fight. Nothing changes for me; I am still working hard to go out there and prove that I am the best fighter in the world at 140lbs.”
If I recall correctly Zorrilla had Barboza hurt in the last round of their fight but he wasn’t active enough throughout he fight to really make it close. I don’t think he troubles Prograis too much, but we’ll see and good for him for taking the fight. 29 years old, right in his prime, why not take his shot.
Honestly, Zorrilla or Barboza would have the same fate against Prograis. If Prograis can’t secure a big fight between this year and 2024, he might end up like Andrade
At least Prograis had his shot. Andrade’s 35 and may’ve lost a step and we have absolutely no idea how good he is/was.
Burucho, Unlike Andrade, Prograis is willing to fight anyone.
Someone is guaranteed to go night night. Can’t wait for this one.
I hope Paro really is injured and didn’t just get a case of the jitters. I think he would be better suited taking a few fights in the states against decent opponents first, before thinking about Regis
Someone get Prograis a BIG fight
Prograis is another fighter that is extremely underrated, the man is always in condition and willing to fight anyone, would like to see against Haney or Shakur.
Regis would knock Haney out.