WBC Super-Lightweight Champion, Regis Prograis, has expressed his confidence ahead of a fight with former undisputed lightweight champion, Devin Haney.
Prograis knocked out Jose Zepeda last November to begin his second reign as a 140lbs champion over three years on since he lost two belts to Josh Taylor in London.
Since reclaiming world honours, Prograis has made a shaky start to life at the top, winning a close split-decision against Danielito Zorrilla in what was expected to be an easy night’s work in his hometown.
Similarly, Haney defended his four lightweight titles against Vasily Lomachenko back in May and was lucky to get the win in the eyes of some pundits.
Now, ‘The Dream’ seeks to conquer a new division, moving up to super-lightweight after previous difficulties making 135 on the scales.
Prograis told Fight Hub that he believes that the 24-year-old lacks the power to repeat his success – especially against him.
“Physically, I just think that I’m too much [for Haney], that’s all. Devin has thirty fights, with fifteen knockouts, so that means that he can’t crack an egg.
I have thirty fights, with twenty-four knockouts, and I have been putting people to sleep. I just think that I am superior. Physically, I think that I am superior. Boxing wise, yeah he has that, but I still have to hit him.”
“At the end of the day, we are in a boxing ring, we are going to go twelve rounds, I am still going to touch you. When I touch you, I feel like it’s not going to be nice [for Haney].”
“I am going to dominate him, I am training for domination. It sounds bad, but I want to hurt Devin.”
Prograis-Haney is expected to take place on December 9 in San Francisco, with an official fight announcement imminent.