The planned WBC super lightweight unifier between interim champion Regis Prograis and standard champion Jose Ramirez, the culmination of a four-man tournament, has hit yet another snag. The purse bid, previously rescheduled for today, has been postponed indefinitely.
Top Rank is reportedly “on record saying it doesn’t want to do the fight next.”
The available evidence suggests they’ll let this one marinate, have Prograis (21-0, 18 KO) and Ramirez (22-0, 16 KO) defend their versions of the title together and then go at it later in the year. The only issue with that, aside from testing our patience, is that WBC #1 Viktor Postol and #2 Josh Taylor are already set for a June 23rd eliminator. It would make exponentially more sense to unify the titles around the same time Postol and Taylor fought, then have the winners fight each other so as not to make anyone languish on the shelf.
Look, both Prograis and Ramirez are in their 20s. They’ll have plenty of time for rematches afterwards. Let’s not make things more complicated than they have to be.
Or do, because this is boxing, after all.