Regis Prograis Vs. Jose Zepeda Ordered For WBC Junior Welterweight Title
Regis Prograis and Jose Zepeda will meet for the vacant junior welterweight title.
This was the new order from the WBC after original contender Jose Ramirez dropped out because of a conflict with his wedding in October, Ramirez’s attorney, Peter Aguayo, told ESPN.
Both sides have until August 30 to negotiate terms. Otherwise, a purse bid will be held.
Zepeda, who is ranked No. 1, will get his third shot at a world title.
He is coming off of a first-round knockout over Josue Vargas in October. His last loss was in 2019 to Ramirez by majority decision.
No. 3 rated Prograis, meanwhile, looks to become a two-time champion at 140 pounds.
Prograis has been on a three-fight winning streak since he bounced back into the winning column after losing to Taylor in 2019. He most recently stopped Tyrone McKenna in six rounds
Taylor was once the division’s undisputed champion – after defeating Ramirez in 2021 – but he forfeited two belts after skipping mandatories that included Alberto Puello. He is now in talks for a rematch with Jack Catterall.