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Regis Prograis says boxing world shunned him after loss to Josh Taylor, ready to claim another world title this weekend

Regis Prograis says he’s ready to claim another world championship title this weekend after left out in the cold for years.

Regis Prograis will take on Jose Zepeda for a vacant WBC world title on Saturday.
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As Regis Prograis nears tomorrow’s WBC junior welterweight title fight with Jose Zepeda, Prograis chats with Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub TV to talk about how much this opportunity to become a major world champion means to him.

“It’s gonna mean — boxing wise — like everything, because I’ve been waiting three years,” Progais said. “I’ve been waiting three years for this specific (shot at the WBC title)...Just this one fight I’ve been waiting three years for this...just three years of waiting, waiting around, and fighting on undercards and stuff like that.

“I really feel like the boxing world did me dirty. But I don’t complain about things. All I did, I put my head down, I worked, I grind...You can complain or just be in a bad mood about it but I was like ‘aight, cool.’ I was main event on Showtime, on ESPN, on DAZN for years, and then like as soon as I lost to Josh Taylor — which was a real close fight and I still thought I won the fight, still all this time — they just throw you away.

“So I’ve been building, building, building for these last three years. I’ve been building myself back up and I don’t complain. For the most part I try to stay off social media, don’t complain, don’t say nothing, and just work, put the work in everyday. Now (the moment is) here and I’ll be back on top again.”

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