Regis Prograis recently said he was targeting a fight with Mikey Garcia, and now it appears like that actually could be the case.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reports that the 2 are in “superior talks,” confirmed by promoter Eddie Hearn, and that the potential 140 lb conflict would happen within the fall on DAZN.
The 33-year-old Garcia (40-1, 30 KO) has fought thrice at 140 in his profession. The primary was a comeback tune-up after two-and-a-half years out of the ring, beating Elio Rojas in 2016. He beat Adrien Broner in a cash combat in 2017, and adopted that up by taking the IBF belt from Sergey Lipinets in 2018.
In his final three fights, Garcia went again all the way down to 135 to unify two belts by beating Robert Easter Jr, then jumped to 147 for an uninspired loss to Errol Spence Jr and a aggressive win over Jessie Vargas.
Prograis (26-1, 22 KO) is likely one of the sport’s extra entertaining prime fighters, out and in of the ring; out of it, he’s one of many nice fashionable characters within the recreation, somebody who actually spices issues up and does so with extra than simply trash speak and gossipy headlines. He’s a novel dude for boxing.
The 32-year-old southpaw was final in motion on April 17, beating goofy Ivan Redkach by way of weird ass sixth round TKO.
Once we talked about this combat being doable the opposite day, the final perception is it’s a rattling good combat to make, and that it in all probability wouldn’t occur (partially as a result of it’s a rattling good combat to make). However now it appears prefer it actually would possibly occur. Nonetheless the Paradigm thing performs out, Mikey ain’t getting Manny Pacquiao subsequent, and he already hasn’t fought in 16 months and has wasted lengthy stretches of his profession earlier than. Prograis is sort of presumably pretty much as good a combat as is on the market for Mikey proper now, and we all know Regis desires it.