Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis lived up to the hype today in London, putting on a competitive, high-level main event in the World Boxing Super Series 140-pound tournament final, with two world title belts on the line.
The IBF and WBA 140-pound titles and his unblemished record won’t be the only things at stake Saturday night for Regis Prograis.
Unification is in the air.
Regis Prograis promised Josh Taylor and any other doubter that he isn’t intimidated by Taylor and wasn’t the least bit scared to fight the Scottish southpaw.
In a junior welterweight grudge match, the crowd saw plenty of fireworks with Lewis Ritson (20-1, 12 KOs) winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Robbie Davies (19-2, 13 KOs). The scores were 117-112, 116-112 and 116-112.
The second time around wasn’t nearly as entertaining, but it was barely enough for Jessica McCaskill to score a repeat win over Erica Farias.
Batyr Akhmedov didn’t get the win he felt he deserved in his title fight with Mario Barrios, but ultimately landed one major victory from the ordeal.
WBC/WBO super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez wanted to do something to benefit the family of Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev, who passed away July 23 due to injuries sustained in the ring.
For the vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental super lightweight title, Ivan Baranchyk (20-1, 13 KOs) stopped Gabriel Bracero (25-4-1, 6 KOs) in the fourth round.
In a battle of undefeated boxers for the vacant WBA “regular” junior welterweight title, Mario Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Batyr Akhmedov (7-1, 6 KOs). The scores were 114-112, 115-111 and 116-111.