Taylor Is Sick Of Prograis’ Face
Josh Taylor was succinct in his opinion of Regis Prograis at Thursday’s press conference for their World Boxing Super Series final.
“He’s 24-0 but has fought no real live opponents,” Taylor claimed.
“They can’t hurt me if they can’t hit me,” Prograis retorted
Taylor furious at the Louisiana fighter decided to attack his fashion sense, “Take your sunglasses off, you’re indoors you f***ing w*nker!”
“Josh is the best in the world – apart from me,” said Prograis, the WBA ‘Super’ World Champion and WBC Diamond Champion. “He’s taller, he’s longer. Does he hit harder? Maybe, maybe not. Is he faster? Maybe, maybe not. Better chin? Maybe, maybe not. The tale of the tape never matters. What matters is heart and boxing IQ, and mine is so high. That will be the difference.
“We are here for the belts, the trophy, the money. But the main thing for me is to prove I’m the best.”
“He gets hit. Josh has been hurt against Ivan Baranchyk and Viktor Postol who aren’t punchers like me. They’re not sharp, crisp like me, they don’t have the timing that I do,” Prograis continued.
“In was a good decision to come here early. I got adjusted to the time, the weather, the food, the culture, the people. So now, I’m just comfortable.”
Taylor who walks into London on Saturday night looking to add the vacant WBC Diamond title and Prograis’ WBA super lightweight title to his IBF crown, gave credit to Prograis, but not a lot.
“He is a good fighter and a world champion but he is going to get it on Saturday night,” said Taylor. “His 24 wins have come against nobodies, none of them have been in there to hurt him or rip the belt away from him, I am.”
Report: Boxing Scene