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Regis Prograis Confirms He’s Paid In Full For Title Win

Regis Prograis Confirms He's Paid In Full For Title Win

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Regis Prograis Confirms He’s Paid In Full For Title Win

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Regis Prograis Confirms He’s Paid In Full For Title Win

It’s been an interesting week out of the ring for new WBC junior welterweight champ Regis Prograis after his TKO defeat of Jose Zepeda last Saturday. First, he claimed Wednesday on social media that his seven figure payment from Legendz Entertainment and MarvNation Promotions had not come through.

However, Thursday Prograis gave an update that he’s finally been paid in full,

“I know there’s been a lot of talk lately over the payday,” Prograis says in the video. “I just want to clarify that I’m good. I got all my bread right now. So, I’m straight. I just want to thank the promoters. I want to thank MarvNation. I want to thank Legendz TV for getting me right. Shout out to ya’ll. We good. We squared away now. I got my money.”

This clears up what the fighter had alleged on social media a day earlier in his now deleted tweet that his $1.2 million purse check had “bounced because of insufficient funds.” Here’s a screen shot of that tweet,

Legendz Entertainment partner Roger Ruiz told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday night that it was not a bounced check, but rather the bank, Wells Fargo in California, that was holding half of the Prograis purse for another day as part of a procedure for new accounts with large deposits and withdrawals.

Prograis’ video obviously confirms that clarification.

As for the fight itself, Prograis, now 28-1, 24 KOs, scored an 11th round stoppage of Zepeda to recapture a portion of the 140 lb. titles. It was a bout that he dominated by out-landing Zepeda 156-66 in power shots over the 10 1/2 rounds before trapping Zepeda in the corner and hammering him with several unanswered punches for the TKO.

Prograis previously held the WBA junior welterwerweight belt before losing a hard fought decision to Scotland’s Josh Taylor in an October 2019 unification bout.

The Marvnation show is not without financial concerns as an announced crowd of only approximately 4,000 attended the show at the Dignity Health Sports Complex in Carson, CA. And, Yahoo’s Kevin Iole reports that MarvNation and Legendz had less than 20,000 PPV buys for the show.

Still, in the end, Prograis got his guarantee.

 

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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