Regis Prograis & Arnold Barboza Jr argue over short notice fight on June 17th
By Daddy: Regis Prograis and the unbeaten Arnold Barboza Jr exchanged phrases on social media on Thursday about the necessity to change Liam Paro for the June 17th Eddie Hearn promoted card on the Smoothie King Middle in New Orleans.
WBC mild welterweight champion Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) wants the unbeaten High Rank-promoted Barboza Jr (28-0, 10 KOs) to step in as his opponent on simply three weeks’ notice.
Though Barboza acknowledges that three weeks isn’t a lot time to arrange, he advised Prograis to have his promoter Hearn “ship the correct quantity,” after which they will fight.
It might possible want a big quantity to get a gifted fighter like Barboza to conform to take the fight as a result of he has choices. Barboza is ranked #2 WBO and #4 WBC. Both manner, he’ll get a title shot quickly, and he wouldn’t have to take the fight on three weeks’ notice.
Regis Prograis: “So I don’t know if y’all heard the information of what’s going on. Liam Paro pulled out. He had an harm, supposedly yesterday. The alternative is meant to be Arnold Barboza,” stated WBC mild welterweight champion Regis Prograis on social media about him hoping to switch the injured Liam Paro with Arnold Barboza Jr for his June 17th title protection on DAZN in New Orleans.
“We’re going to see if he takes the fight or not. I do know for a very long time, he’s been calling me out. He says he desires the fight. So now it’s his shot. I do know some individuals stated if it’s the correct alternative or not.
“Hear, if you happen to imagine you’ll be able to win and also you’re preventing for the WBC [140-lb] belt, there’s no such factor as not the correct alternative.
“So let’s see if he takes the fight. I’m calling you out proper now, Arnold Barboza. You bought an opportunity to fight for the belt, and also you’ve been calling me out. So let’s see if you happen to’re going to take the fight otherwise you’re going to cover behind the enterprise aspect of issues. I’ll be right here,” stated Prograis.
Arnold Barboza Jr: “I’ve seen Regis’ little video. Like I stated, I’ve obtained respect for the dude. However get the f**okay out of right here with that, ‘Don’t cover behind the enterprise aspect of issues,’ once you have been alleged to been signed with High Rank. That fight would have been just about assured to me when you signed.
“As soon as you place pen to paper, that fight was going to get made, plus all the opposite 140s with High Rank. However you determined to go one other route due to the enterprise aspect of issues, proper, as a result of it’s higher for you.
“So don’t come at me, canine, with the enterprise aspect of issues. Come on, man. Don’t try this. Impulsively, you don’t haven’t any dance accomplice. You need me on three weeks’ notice. That’s fantastic. I need the fight. We’re going to get it.
“Discuss to Eddie Hearn. Inform him to ship the correct quantity, and let’s do it.”
Regis Prograis: “Man, what the f**okay is unsuitable with boxing. What’s unsuitable with y’all? If in case you have a title shot, and also you’re going to fight for the WBC belt, and also you’re going to show it down. What’s unsuitable with y’all?
“Folks have been stated they need smoke, and so they wish to fight, and so they need this, and so they need that. However when the shot comes, they maintain that s**t in entrance of their face. They’re scared. They’re not attempting to fight.
“Come on, bro. If I’ve a title shot, I’m taking it. For the WBC, I’m taking it. Man, y’all f***king scary.”