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Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor Live
Given the styles and personalities of both fighters, this junior welterweight showdown is nothing but a dream. And with all due respect to Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs) and the noble charity work he does surrounding his fights, the winner of Prograis-Taylor has a legitimate shot to become the face of a reloaded division and a future star in the making across the sport. “I am fully confident going in to this fight,” Taylor said. “I am bigger than him, stronger, quicker and punch just as hard. I can beat him in every department. If he comes and tries to walk me down than I believe that he will walk into a shot and I will get him out of there. If not, I can outbox him for the full 12 rounds.”
At its core, this fight is a classic pairing between the puncher in Prograis, a 30-year-old native of New Orleans, and the boxer in the 28-year-old Taylor. Yet the “Tartan Tornado” is also no stranger to letting his hands go from his tall frame and (as evidenced above) has no shortage of confidence.
It’s a wonder, however, just how confident and comfortable Taylor should be inside the ring against a fighter as dangerous as Prograis. Even though Taylor bit down hard to outpoint then-unbeaten Ivan Baranchyk to claim his first world title in May, he was forced to weather the storm to get there.