Former junior welterweight titleholder Regis Prograis took to social media to let the world know that he’s extremely confident in his chances should he ever get a rematch against undisputed champion Josh Taylor. Prograis and Taylor met in a 2019 unification match which Taylor would win via majority decision but Prograis says the fight wouldn’t even be close now.
If/when I fight @JoshTaylorBoxer again I can assure you I will fuck him up bad. When we fought he had everything going for him and I still bust his ass up. I gave him one of the worst eyes in boxing history. I hurt him and broke his spirit but I just didn’t close the show.— Rougarou (@RPrograis) October 13, 2021
“If/when I fight (Josh Taylor) again I can assure you I will fuck him up bad,” Prograis wrote. “When we fought he had everything going for him and I still bust his ass up. I gave him one of the worst eyes in boxing history. I hurt him and broke his spirit but I just didn’t close the show.”
Now I can’t blame Prograis for feeling like he’s got a real shot in a potential rematch with Taylor, even if he might’ve taken too strong of a stance here considering he did in fact take a legitimate loss against someone who has proven to be an elite fighter. Even if Prograis could win a rematch with Taylor, it’s highly unlikely that it would be the one way traffic Prograis implies — but hey, sometimes you just gotta talk yourself into a big fight (see Rolando Romero).
Anyway, Taylor himself didn’t take long to respond to Prograis post, completely dismissing Prograis’ assertion.
♂️ you couldn’t break a kit-kat ya clown.— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorBoxer) October 13, 2021
Tell me what did I have going for me?
You closed my eye with head buts. had 1 eye for 3 rounds & you still couldn’t get anywhere near
‘closing the show’
Bottom feeder fish tryin 2 stay relevant. Sad how Delusional & desperate you are
“You couldn’t break a kit-kat ya clown,” Taylor shot back in a tweet. “Tell me what did I have going for me? You close my eye with headbutts. Had 1 eye for 3 rounds & you still couldn’t get anywhere near ‘closing the show.’ Bottom feeder fish trying (to) stay relevant. Sad how delusional & desperate you are.”
Taylor then added this for good measure.
There’s really no question that a rematch between Taylor and Prograis would be a welcomed fight, but Taylor is certainly in the driver’s seat with regards to what he wants to do going forward and Teofimo Lopez has made it no secret that he’s gunning for Taylor himself after he deals with George Kambosos Jr. A prospective Taylor-Lopez fight is probably the bigger fight to make in the near future, but one can never say for certain that any fight is a sure bet to happen.