At one point, Regis Prograis was on top of the world. The WBA junior-welterweight champion surged through the World Boxing Super Series tournament. However, he tumbled down the mountain and lost the belt against Josh Taylor in the finals.
Following a three-fight win streak, Prograis is ready to become a champion again. “Rougarou” faces former contender Jose Zepeda for the vacant WBC junior-welterweight title on November 26. The fight takes place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Prograis beat Terry Flanagan in the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament in 2018. In April 2019, he won the WBA title against Kiryl Relikh via TKO. With the WBA, IBF, and The Ring titles on the line, Prograis lost in a close majority decision contest against Taylor. Since then, Prograis has been working hard to reclaim his elite status.
“I haven’t been a champion since 2019, so I’ve been training only for this specific fight, to be a world champion,” Prograis told The Ring. “I stayed at 140. I had offers to go to 147, probably to make more money, but I just wanted to be a world champion again at 140, and I wanted to be a two-time world champion at 140 before I even think of anything else.
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“Basically, I’ve been training three years for this one specific fight, so those fights I had – those three fights in three years – I wasn’t training for those fights, I was training for this specific fight, so I can’ t wait for this. I’m so glad I’ve got the opportunity to fight, and now it’s here, I’m definitely going to make the most of it.”
Zepeda has fought for gold twice. In 2015 he lost against Flanagan for the WBO lightweight title. In 2019, Jose Ramirez beat him via majority decision for the WBC junior-welterweight title. Since then, Zepeda has gone 5-0 with one no-contest, winning the WBC Silver junior-welterweight title.
The mindset of Zepeda will be something to keep an eye on after he was accused of punching a 40-year-old man at a boxing gym a few weeks before the fight. No charges have been filed, and there was no video footage or independent witnesses of the alleged assault, per ESPN. Zepeda was issued a citation pending an investigation.
Here is a complete guide to Zepeda vs. Prograis, including the start time, fight card, PPV price, and more.
When does Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis start?
- Dates: Saturday, November 26 | Sunday, November 27 (AU)
- Start time: 9 pm ET | 2am GMT | 1pm AEDT
- Main Event: 11:15pm ET | 4am GMT | 3:15pm AEDT (approx.)
Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis takes place on November 26. The main card begins at 9 pm ET | 2am GMT | 1pm AEDT. Zepeda and Prograis should make their way to the ring around 11:15 pm ET | 4am GMT | 3:15pm AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
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How to watch Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis
|country||At your place||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat, Nov 26||FITE.tv PPV, PPV.com|
|Canada||Sat, Nov 26||FITE.tv PPV|
|United Kingdom||Sun, Nov 27||FITE.tv PPV|
|Australia||Sun, Nov 27||FITE.tv PPV|
Zepeda vs. Prograis can be seen on FITE. tv through a PPV format. Fans can also watch the fight on traditional pay-per-view outlets and via PPV.com.
Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis PPV price: How much does the event cost?
across FITE. tv, PPV.com, and traditional pay-per-view formats, the price of Zepeda vs. Prograis will be $59.99.
Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis location
Zepeda vs. Prograis takes place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Home of the LA Galaxy, the arena can hold up to 27,000 people.
How much do tickets for Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis cost?
Tickets for Zepeda vs. Prograis start at $69, per TicketSmarter.
Prices then range from $400, $700, and $2,068.
Betting odds for Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis
For caesarsPrograis is the -380 favorite, while Zepeda is the +280 underdog.
For Vegas InsidersPrograis is the -400 favorite, while Zepeda is the +275 underdog.
In Canada, for Sports InteractionPrograis is the -400 favorite, while Zepeda is the +275 underdog.
Jose Zepeda record and bio
- Nationalities: American
- Born: May 24, 1989
- Height: 5-8
- reach: 70.5inches
- Total fights: 39
- Record: 35-2 with two no-contests, 27 wins via knockout
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Regis Prograis record and bio
- Nationalities: American
- Born: January 24, 1989
- Height: 5-8
- reach: 67inches
- Total fights: 28
- Record: 27-1 with 23 wins via knockout
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