WBA junior welterweight champ Regis Prograis was in attendance on Saturday night at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, and he observed Jose Ramirez score a sixth-round knockout of Maurice Hooker to unify both the WBC, WBO world belts at junior welterweight.
Prograis however, feels confident that his next opponent in Josh Taylor is a tougher test than Ramirez.
While he admits that Taylor is going to be a very hard battle, he but doesn’t see Ramirez the same way.
“Josh Taylor would knock Ramirez the f*** out – I guarantee! Josh Taylor would smoke him. It was a great fight. It was an entertaining fight. They beat the sh*t out of each other just like I said – who beat the sh*t out of me? I’ve had 24 fights with 20 knockouts and I haven’t had a hard fight yet. Who even got close? Nobody even got close. I got Josh coming up,” Prograis said in an interview with IFL TV when asked who would win between Taylor or Ramirez.
“I’m not even worried about Ramirez. He’s got his belt. I’m happy for him. I’m going to deal with the Josh Taylor fight, and then I’m going to come back and f*** over Ramirez. The only person that went twelve rounds with me is Terry Flanagan. Look what I did to him, I smoked him bad. I f***ed up my hand. No excuses, but I did f*** up my hand. That’s why I couldn’t land my left hand.
Prograis feels one day he’ll be mentioned when they talk about pound for pound greats.
“One day I will prove I’m pound-for-pound. I’ve never been close to being tested yet, Prograis told iFL TV. “Josh Taylor will probably be my biggest test yet. But so far I’m undefeated fighting former world champions, and world champions. I beat them. I be smoking all of them.”
In the meantime, he did mention in the interview that he is promoted by Lou DiBella and is still waiting on a date for his match with IBF champ Josh Taylor in the World Boxing Super Series unification bout. The target month for the match to take place is still set for October.