Regis Prograis Claims Canelo Alvarez Affecting His Fight With Mikey Garcia

Published 08/10/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Following a resurrection from their maiden losses, Regis Prograis and Mikey Garcia might lock horns in an electrifying matchup. The 32-year-old, Prograis, who might leap to 147 lbs in the future, has already appeared optimistic about bagging Garcia in his next appearance. However, he is yet to come up with a date, and P4P King Canelo Alvarez has a major role to play in it.

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Following three straight wins in the 168 lbs division, three-belt unified champion, Alvarez, is now looking for a viable opponent. While IBF titlist Caleb Plant no longer seems to be an option, the Mexican star’s next fight date is crucial to the fate of several other matchups.

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In a chat with FightHype.com, Regis Prograis said, “I know it’s supposed to be next. Me and him [Mikey Garcia] is supposed to fight next. But as far as the date, I don’t know, really. What’s really going on is the whole Canelo thing. You know, so we really gotta wait for what Canelo going. You know, Canelo is number one in the sport right now, you know, today.”

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“It kind of everything right now. My schedule is kind of going around his schedule. Right now we gotta find out what’s going on here… Because we don’t want to land on the same time.”

Regis Prograis appeared last against Ivan Redkach in April and scored a sixth-round TKO win. He is on a two-fight win streak now, after suffering his first-ever career loss to Josh Taylor in 2019. Akin to him, Mikey Garcia has also rebounded from a loss against Errol Spence Jr., turning Jessie Vargas into his 40 in-ring victim. So ‘Prograis vs Garcia’ might make sense to several fans, but it may get confirmed only after Alvarez announces his return.

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Following the initial buildup, Caleb Plant is still offering himself against the P4P King. However, due to some contractual differences, Alvarez may now move to the light heavyweight division. Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn seems to be working on matching up the Mexican star against Dmitry Bivol.

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However, as nothing has come up officially, there’s sheer doubt regarding the date of Canelo Alvarez’s return, which appears to be happening by the end of this year. It also leaves some confusion regarding Prograis vs Garcia. When do you think they should fight?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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