Regis Prograis has demanded more information on why his latest purse hasn’t hit the bank yet.
Prograis racked up the rounds and stopped Jose Zepeda in the eleventh in a performance that was well worthy of the WBC Super Lightweight belt he walked away with.
The fight for the vacant title went to purse bids in August, and was subsequently won by newcomer, MarvNation. Their winning submission – $2,400,000 – was more than double a bid placed on behalf of PBC.
Prograis, now a two-time world champion, took to social media to vent about not being paid a purse which will be reportedly over $1 million.
“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 f**k out.”
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
So far, no further information has been offered by the fighter or the promotion.
Legendz Entertainment collaborated with MarvNation on the event in California – recently told Boxing Scene that he was serious about the sport whilst discussing the purse bid.
“I know that we bid high. We’re proud that we bid high because we feel these fighters are worth it. We want them to take it as seriously as we do, and we want people to know that we’re here to do this right and do this in a really serious way. We wanted to make a very serious statement as we launch Legendz into the boxing industry.”
The emergence of new promotional outfits to shake up the status quo has been trending of late. Triller famously won the a purse bid for Teofimo Lopez to face George Kambosos – a bout which they ultimately failed to deliver.
Terence Crawford has recently signed with BLK Prime and is reportedly earning up to $10 million for a one fight deal against David Avanesyan.