Regis Prograis Earned Biggest Payday After Becoming WBC Super Lightweight Champion, But Wasn’t Immediately Paid
Along with the title, he earned $1.2 million.
Regis Prograis became a world champion again on Saturday.
But his bank prevented him from fully feeling like one.
“I deposited my fight check Monday while I was in LA,” Prograis tweeted Wednesday morning following his win over Jose Zepeda for the vacant WBC super lightweight belt.
“Today the bank emailed me saying the check bounced because of insufficient funds.
“Somebody better find out what’s going on.”
I deposited my fight check Monday while I was in LA. Today the bank emailed me saying the check bounced because of insufficient funds. Somebody better find out what’s going on before I click the fuck out 🤬
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) November 30, 2022
And someone did.
MarvNation, who put on the fight with Legendz Entertainment, reportedly wired half of the money to Prograis and promised to deliver the rest on Thursday.
“The issue was with the bank considering it fraud or something with $2 million going out in one day to a lot of different people,” MarvNation president Marvin Rodriguez said.
“It’s been cleared up and the money has been sent out.”
But that wasn’t the first time Prograis had issues depositing a check. Back in March, he technically knocked out Tyrone McKenna in Dubai. The money he got from that win took several weeks to fully go through.
Saturday’s payday, however, was the biggest payout of his career, which made him want to go public about it.
Along with the title, Prograis made $1.2 million.