Fight Taylor – Lopez. Forecast and detailed analysis from Prograis


American WBC super lightweight champion Regis Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) believes that stylistically the ex-absolute division below Teofimo Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) from the USA may well upset WBO belt holder Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) from Scotland will fight on June 10 in New York (USA).

But even so, Prograis is not
believes to Lopez: “Stylistically, he could do it. But will he have enough perseverance and perseverance? Taylor has it all. Moreover, in this division, Josh is one of the largest and physically strongest fighters. Strong, powerful, with a great punch. So that’s how I get it. I think that stylistically he can do it. But no, I don’t believe in him. Finally, I do not rule out an upset, because he has a chance. He can catch Josh with one clean punch, especially since Taylor has a huge layup.”

According to Prograis, the upcoming fight is also decisive for Taylor. And it may say: “Judge for yourself. He spent over a year outside the ring. He didn’t impress in his previous fight with Jack Catterall. He realizes he can’t afford another so-so performance. Here What what should he do next if he suddenly loses the belt to the ex-lightweight? What to do next? Turn into a tasty morsel for young hungry killers? In this case, it will be very difficult for him to return to the elite. He knows he has to win this fight. And the coolest thing about this fight is that both of them are in the same situation. For both, this fight is defining.

According to Prograis, “Potential defeat is a little more dangerous for Taylor. Moreover, he talked about the transition to 66.7 kg. Well, what should he do with the division above if he suddenly loses to the ex-lightweight? I do not agree that the loser will be completely written off, because both have a name. This is a very important battle, everyone will be under a terrible burden of responsibility. But no, this is not a make-or-break fight.”

Regis claims he had no offers to fight Lopez: “There was nothing. Even though he was my mandatory challenger. With Jose Ramirez, at least everything was clear. He immediately said that he was not going to fight me for 35% of the prize fund. So we didn’t even offer him anything. Lopez is even more fun. He merged even earlier (laughs).”

In the meantime, the daring and talented prospect claims: I will easily beat Teofimo Lopez. Taylor says this about the upcoming fight: “Someone will definitely fly into a knockout.”