Prograis-Taylor kickoff press conference

Following Derek Chisora’s meltdown, super lightweights Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) and Josh Taylor (15-0, 13 KOs) had their press conference to kick off the World Boxing Super Series super lightweight final on October 26 at the O2 Arena in London.

Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Regis Prograis: “Everybody always says they are going to beat me. Everybody says it was going to be a 50/50 fight but I blow everyone up. He is taller than me, he is longer than me, but you can’t determine my heart on the tale of the tape. And you can’t determine my IQ, Not to be cocky, but I can’t see him beating me.”

Josh Taylor: “I think I am bigger than him, quicker than him, stronger than him, and I punch just as hard as him. If he walks onto a shot I can get him out of there or I can out-box him for the full 12 rounds. I am headlining the show down here, tapping into the British fans, so I can’t wait.”

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  • I’m looking forward to this one, should be a great fight of two evenly matched fighters in their prime! However I give Regis a slight advantage in power and defensive skill, Regis by KO in the later rounds!

  • This is one of the best match ups of the year!

    Both have fought only good opposition as of lately but Taylor has the better win (against Postol). Both are still undefeated and either one has the tools to win. The only thing that is certain: we will know a lot more about these two guys after the fight.

    I think Prograis is the more accurate puncher and moves better. Taylor may have a weaker defense than Prograis but he has similar KO power and better height and reach.

    It’s a 50:50 fight for me. Whenever I think I can favor one for a specific reason, I can say the same about the other one.

    • From what I have seen I think the Scot has the better defense then Prograis. The kid from New Orleans is a little slicker though. I think it’s going to be harder than Regis thanks to get close to Taylor because of his reach. Very interesting fight and one that I think will be entertaining as well. I am glad that Prograis didn’t botch this fight and came around.

  • I want Taylor to knock out big mouth. I just don’t see anything special about Regis he’s not a bad little fighter but I think he’s over rated.

  • Taylor will take full advantage of fighting at home and will win by UD in a seesaw battle. Both men will see their stock raise due to the quality of the fight served. Both men with this fight will justify why they were assigned to be the main event in this card. The winner should fight Ramirez in what could be a fantastic fight

  • The winner of this fight definitely enters the top 10 pound-for-pound rankings, and I don’t mean at number 10 either.

  • I got Taylor by UD. I think workrate is key here. If Prograis wins then good for him. Us fans want to see a great fight.

  • This is the fight to watch. I need to figure out how to see it without people telling me the results since I might be performing that night.

  • Taylor is underrated in my opinion, Prograis is a favourite because he’s black and from US.. I will not be schocked if Taylor beats him on points he’s a very skilled fighter.. Like them both very good matchup..

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