Two-time world champion Regis Prograis believes there’s an easy pick for the worst belt-holder in the sport of boxing.
The New Orleans native is getting ready to defend his WBC Super-Lightweight title against a 140lbs debutant in Devin Haney, who was formerly undisputed at 135.
Ahead of that, he has been doing the media rounds, and was asked on The Last Stand podcast to respond to Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero’s recent comments that he was ‘ugly.’
“I would fight Rolly. Rolly is the saddest champion to be in boxing right now. Rolly is the worst champion in boxing right now. I want big fights, and he is a big fight … He’s got a belt.”
“He got his ass dropped by that old-ass man. That man was 60-something years old, he got his ass whooped by that man. They gave it to Rolly. I can’t say in history, but current champions, Rolly is the saddest in the whole world.”
Prograis refers to Romero’s last bout against Ismael Barroso for the vacant WBA Super-Lightweight World Title.
The 40-year-old Venezuelan dropped ‘Rolly’ in the third round of the contest and was up on all three scorecards going into the ninth before the referee waved it off after he was swarmed by the younger man, leading some fans to brand it the softest stoppage they had ever seen.
Since then, Romero has been moved to Champion in Recess by the sanctioning body due to an injury. Ohara Davies and Barroso will fight for the Interim title this December.
Should he get his full title back in the future and Prograis beat Haney in December, there’s a unification to make down the line.