2022-11-25 13:49:29

Regis Prograis - 'I know I'm the best, I just need to prove it'

By Ben Baby

Nine days before Regis Prograis has his biggest fight in years, he was desperately looking for a bathroom -- while driving.

Part of the weight-cutting process involves drinking two gallons of water a day in order to make the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds. On this day, he pulled up to a Burger King for a quick stop, only to be told the restroom is only for customers.

Obviously, I can't eat no Burger King right now, an aggravated Prograis told ESPN. So ... yeah.

Having to relieve himself outdoors is a problem Prograis will gladly tackle -- given the past few years. Prograis is one of boxing's former champions who highlights a unique problem in the sport. Talented fighters such as Prograis who are unattached to some of boxing's marquee promotions are often caught in pugilistic purgatory -- too good for lesser opposition, too risky for big-name fights.

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On Saturday, Prograis will get his crack at being a two-time champion when he faces Jose Zepeda at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California (PPV, 9 p.m. ET). A win gives him the WBC junior welterweight belt and a major opportunity to show why he deserves more marque fights in the future.

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