The dust is beginning to settle following today’s big fight in London, where Josh Taylor won a majority decision over Regis Prograis to unify the IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles and claim the Ali Trophy as winner of the World Boxing Super Series tournament.
The fight is already being heralded as one of the year’s best, as the two top fighters lived up to their hype and put on a hell of a battle at the O2 Arena, with both Taylor (16-0, 12 KO) and Prograis (24-1, 20 KO) proving to be genuine top-tier talents.
But it was Scotland’s Taylor who emerged a deserving winner, and is getting much respect from the boxing world today, as he should. That’s not to say Prograis isn’t getting any, because he is, and the fight itself is, again, being acclaimed by those in and around boxing.
Here are some tweets from pros on how they scored it, how good the fight was, and offering congratulations to Taylor on his huge win:
115-115 Draw. I edged towards Prograis but Josh couldn’t see in that last round out of that right eye. I can’t argue either way - so many close, great rounds of boxing. Both me deserve to win there. Wow— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) October 26, 2019
WHAT A FIGHT— Josh Warrington (@J_Warrington) October 26, 2019
Had to stand up off me sofa to applaud that.
Boxing porn that was
Has Taylor done enough? How did you score it?
draw— Rances Barthelemy (@RealKidBlast) October 26, 2019
Two warriors that laid it all on the line, neither deserved to "lose". Take a bow, men! #TaylorPrograis— Conrad Cummings (@ChampCummings) October 26, 2019
THE BEST CONTEST YOU WILL SEE BOTH DONE BRILLIANT THE PACE OF THE FIGHT UNREAL— Charles Frankham (@CharlesFrankham) October 26, 2019
8-4 Taylor for me. Dominated from 5-10, fair play prograis came back 11 and 12.— Darren Reay (@DarrenReay007) October 26, 2019
If this fight was scored on clean punches alone Prograis wins. But Taylor boxed & fought beautifully! What a damn good fight! Taylor by decision for me. #TaylorPrograis— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) October 26, 2019
What a fight— Jordan Gill (@_JordanGill) October 26, 2019
What a Fucking fight fair play to both lads #TaylorPrograis— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) October 26, 2019
Wow what a Fkn fight ! Congrats @JoshTaylorBoxer— Arnold Barboza jr (@jrBarbozaArnold) October 26, 2019
Fabulous win for Taylor— Enzo Maccarinelli (@theRealEnzoMac) October 26, 2019
What a fight! Massive respect for both men and big congrats to @JoshTaylorBoxer— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 26, 2019
Josh Taylor— Stephen Smith (@SwiftySmith) October 26, 2019
What a fight
Go on my boy!!!! So fucking proud man❤️— Lee McGregor (@LeeMcGregor3) October 26, 2019
Class. It was a brilliant fight between two great champions. Razor close, I thought. Congrats to @JoshTaylorBoxer. Congrats also to Regis, who indeed fought one hell of a fight. #PrograisTaylor #boxing https://t.co/GzXdVsGTbO— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) October 26, 2019
Congratulations to Taylor for a great victory. I have a terrible memory of Taylor. We had an 8-round match and it gave me a hook that when I left the gym I went to the hospital lol.— Yordenis Ugas (@YordenisUgas) October 26, 2019
It was a war of 8 rounds. So strong that my son's mother got scared.— Yordenis Ugas (@YordenisUgas) October 26, 2019
What a scrap! Two warriors! Well done @JoshTaylorBoxer you absolute animal!— TyroneMcKenna (@Tyronemck) October 26, 2019