An interesting face-to-face closed one of the final steps before the unification confrontation between the Super Lightweight Champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) Regis Prograis and fellow divisional champion Josh Taylor. The press conference was held in London with what is predicted to be a great fight, and both fighters talked about what they expect in the ring on Saturday night.
The attention of the world boxing fan has focused on this Prograis-Taylor for quite some time now. Two of the division’s best fighters will fight for the Muhammad Ali trophy in the World Boxing Super Series final and are aware of the magnitude of the challenge they will face.
The confidence of Prograis in securing the victory was evident during his interviews with the press throughout the buildup for the fight, as well as the final press conference. The king of the WBA was confident in his ability to prevail.
“He can’t beat me. Josh Taylor is the best 140 pounder in the world apart from me. I am versatile and can do many different things in the ring. When I hit you and I hurt you, that’s all, you can’t study for that,” said the New Orleans native.
For his part, the local fighter Josh Taylor highlighted the desire he has to take the black and gold belt of the oldest sanctioning body in the world away from his American rival and said he will keep his undefeated record at home.
“I’m going to tear off his belts. I’m going there to do a job and I really think I’m going to knock him out. I am in the best shape I have ever been in and he will see it this Saturday night,” said the Briton.
Once the meeting with the press has been completed, only the weigh-in this Friday remains before the final showdown in the ring, in which they must mark 140 pounds to be enabled for the championship fight.