Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

On June 17, Saturday, Regis Prograis defended his WBC Super Lightweight Championship against the late replacement Danielito Zorrilla at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. After winning the bout, the American boxer did a FaceTime with fellow countryman Devin Haney, wherein he vowed to whip his a**.

In his fight versus the Puerto Rican boxer, the 34-year-old didn’t have the best of starts. He suffered a knockdown in the first round, which the referee somehow missed. But Prograis rallied in the third round to deck Zorrilla with a hard left, which sent him to the deck and nearly flipped him over.

The American tried to finish the contest before the 12 rounds, but at the end, he had to settle for a favourable split decision. Two of the judges at ringside scored the bout in the favour of Regis Prograis by 118-109 and 117-110, while the third judge gave the spoils to Zorrilla by 114-113 margin. With this title defence, he took his overall record as a boxer to 29 wins and 1 loss, including 24 knockout victories.

Shortly afterward, a video surfaced online, in which Regis Prograis was seen trash talking with Devin Haney on FaceTime. He said, “I’m going to tell you in front of your dad. I’m going to whip your a**.” 

Bill Haney responded back, “Don’t start telling in front of me, though.”

Then, the 34-year-old continued, “Don’t get that one performance f***ed up. I’m going to bust you a**. It ain’t going to be like that with you. I hope we see each other next, though.”

Watch the video here:

Eddie Hearn, the boxing promoter and chairman of Matchroom Sport, talked about being interested in seeing Regis Prograis and Devin Haney soon. He was quoted as saying, “We’re going to make him (Devin) an offer for the Regis.”