Regis Prograis believes the man he faces next, Devin Haney, should have a loss on his record.
Prograis is a two-time super-lightweight champion who’s set to welcome Haney to the division this December in San Francisco.
Ahead of the bout – which has already seen bitterness in the build-up – the New Orleans native has taken to social media to float a theory that Haney ‘paid’ to have an early loss on his record removed.
“So I’m hearing Devin lost a fight in Mexico earlier in his career but he paid to take it off his record. IF that’s true that’s the weakest s**t I ever heard so far in boxing. Press conference is Tuesday and y’all reporters better not let this s**t slide.”
So I’m hearing Devin lost a fight in Mexico earlier in his career but he paid to take it off his record. IF that’s true that’s the weakest shit I ever heard so far in boxing. Press conference is Tuesday and y’all reporters better not let this shit slide
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) October 15, 2023
Haney famously cut his teeth on the club circuit in Mexico, fighting in front of small crowds for little pay as his record grew. Ten of his first 15 bouts were in Tijuana, eight of which he won by stoppage.
His first 12-rounder came in 2019 against Antonio Moran, and his campaign has gone from strength to strength thereafter.
Despite being labelled an ’email champ’ by some because he was promoted from interim titlist to full champion when Vasily Lomachenko was given WBC ‘franchise’ status, his wins over George Kambosos Jr in Australia to win and retain the undisputed lightweight title impressed many.
He then got his shot at Lomachenko, winning a close fight by unanimous decision and giving him the statement 135 victory to feel good about moving up to 140 and challenging Prograis.
The latter’s accusation will likely be answered this coming Tuesday when the pair meet for a kick-off press conference.