Zepeda Vows To Take Down Regis Prograis For The WBC Super Lightweight Title-‘We’re Definitely Gonna Win’

Jose Zepeda showed all his heart to overcome the former IBF junior welterweight champion, Baranchyk, and this is what he will need when he takes on Texas’s Regis Prograis.

Zepeda Vows To Take Down Regis Prograis For The WBC Super Lightweight Title-‘We’re Definitely Gonna Win’

With an impressive record, (27-1, 23 KOs), the world’s No. 2 will trade off against Zepeda in the main event of a four-bout pay-per-view fight at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California (9 p.m. ET; 6pm).

The junior welterweight contender somehow managed to survive two first-round knockdowns and one knockdown in each of the second and fifth rounds to knock an incredibly courageous Baranchyk cold at the end of the fifth round in October 2020 at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Zepeda anticipates another memorable battle when he takes on Prograis in a 12-round battle for the vacant WBC super lightweight title. 

When asked about his approach to this fight, Zepeda told BoxingScene.com: “We will have to wait for that, I guess. When I fought Baranchyk, I thought I was gonna out-box him. And then I needed to get into a brawl, a war. So, it all depends on how he comes out. My plan is always to box. Obviously, we don’t wanna get into wars, but if that’s what I feel helps me more, I can do it.”

Prograis has only been defeated by undefeated, undisputed 140-pound champion Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs), who outwitted him in a 12-round majority decision in the final of the World Boxing Super Series in 2019. 

Regardless of what strategy Prograis employs, Zepeda is prepared: “Definitely, he can be out-boxed. I believe that I can out-box him or I can brawl. I mean, we all know what I could do. I’ve done it with Baranchyk, or I out-boxed [Jose] Pedraza. So, we are ready for whatever Prograis brings. And I think we’re definitely gonna win that fight.”

Don’t miss this match-up on Saturday, 26th November 2022.

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