“I Wanna Dominate”: Regis Prograis Vows to Send Devin Haney to the Doctor While Sending Subtle Warning to His Dad

Published 10/09/2023, 2:29 PM EDT

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Chase Center, San Fransisco awaits a volatile clash on the 9th of December. Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney is going up the weights to meet Regis Prograis in the super-lightweight class. The fight comes in the wake of Haney omitting his mandatory defense against Shakur Stevenson in the lightweight class, and rather choosing to fight Prograis.

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With still months left for the fight to take its course, there remain concerns about it actually seeing the light of day. Despite both fighters showing their keen interest in this undertaking, it has had its own share of challenges until the final fight was announced. Its earlier date of October 28th clashed with the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, as the reason due to which the fight almost saw its knell. But now back on the road, Prograis has announced how he wants to leave his opponent at the end of fight night.

Regis Prograis Wants to Dominate Devin Haney

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Over the course of their contract negotiations, the fighters grew further hostile towards each other. Now, when the big night dawns, they will not just clash for the sake of the titles, but also to prove their worth against the other. ‘Rougarou’ definitely does. Recently, right after his training session at the gym, the fighter outlined how he wants to “hurt” ‘The Dream’ Haney.

But his wrath is not limited to Haney. It also extends to Devin’s father, Bill Haney. Prograis said, “You know there’s been a lot of talk and stuff like that, especially I saw his dad say something about and the doctors and stuff like that after the fight.” 

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Further threatening to send his son to the doctors after the fight, Prograis added, “At the end of the fight, you know you gotta look at the doctors and all that. So, with that on my mind, I really feel like imma hurt him. And, I mean his son gonna be seeing a doctor. I’m serious bruh, I’m dead serious. I’m going to hurt him, Devin. Like imma hurt him.”

‘The Dream’ Haney might have tried his best to get a fight against ‘Rougarou’. And his efforts did bear fruition, but with this fight came a big challenge to him. Having lost just one fight from his career of 30 bouts, Prograis is touted as a well-adept fighter belonging to the new wave of boxers. And when he makes up his mind to annihilate his opponent, these threats ought to be taken seriously.

The Dream Might Go Back to Lightweight

Devin Haney, who once ruled the lightweight class with a 30-0 record, is contemplating a return to the weight class. Despite enduring grueling weight cuts that took a toll on his health, Haney is open to the idea of going back to 135 pounds if it means lucrative fights and the chance to build a lasting legacy.

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His immediate focus, however, remains to compete in the super lightweight division, but Haney’s willingness to make the challenging weight cuts again showcases his dedication to the sport. Further, his desire to participate in a significant matchup in the Lightweight division opens up questions about what the Regis Prograis fight means to him.

His back-and-forth oscillation from one weight class to another pushes one to analyze what his December fight presents him with. Is it his attempt to move up the weight and progress in the boxing realm, or is it him seeking the massive payout he receives with the Prograis fight?

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What do you think of Prograis’ threats toward his opponent? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mohammed Shafiulla

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