One of the most anticipated matchups in boxing is finally a done deal as they announced the World Boxing Super Series final of Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor.
The bout was made official today by the co-founders of the World Boxing Super Series, Kalle & Nisse Sunderland in a tweet. The final will take place on Saturday, October 26 in London, England at the O2 Arena and will be seen on the streaming platform DAZN.
— Kalle & Nisse Sauerland (@SauerlandBros) August 31, 2019
There was a small delay on this matchup taking place initially as there was an issue from Prograis in terms of money. So far, that he even filed a lawsuit to get out of this contest. All of that has been settled, and we’ll see these two in a unification bout that will put the WBA and IBF titles on the line.
Taylor (15-0,12 KOs) won his first world title, the IBF junior welterweight title, by unanimous decision against the Belarusian Ivan Baranchyk in Glasgow, Scotland in a very game affair back in May in his portion of the World Boxing Super Series Semifinal. He comes into this matchup after an outstanding amateur career which includes a gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Prograis (24-0,20 KO) won the WBA Super Lightweight title in his April matchup of the World Boxing Super Series when he defeated Kiryl Relikh in the sixth round by stoppage. Based on Boxrec.com, Prograis is the second-ranked super-lightweight behind WBC and WBO titleholder Jose Ramirez.
What makes this matchup one that most hardcore boxing fans were looking forward to is that age-old saying that “styles make fights.” Both styles of Prograis and Taylor are both conducive to generating fireworks. If you are a casual boxing fan or one who hasn’t seen a good scrap in a while, you should look into gathering around a set to check this one out.