Regis Prograis Picks His Favorite from Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios Fight

Published 06/24/2021, 1:30 PM EDT


This weekend, the prime face of the young guns of boxing, Gervonta Davis, will make his return to the squared circle. He will go toe-to-toe against the stout super-lightweight Mario Barrios. This will be Davis’s first fight at the 140-pound division and accordingly, the fans and fighters are keen to see him perform.

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Recently, the ex-unified super-lightweight champ, Regis Prograis, got interviewed by Fight Hub TV. Here, he was asked to pick a favorite from Davis vs Barrios, ahead of their Saturday night battle.

He said, “Yeah I got ‘Tank’. I think it’s gonna be a hard fight. Actually not saying, I won’t take the win honestly because then he can maybe stay at 140 and then I get a shot at ‘Tank’. Because me and him going back and before we taking a little s*** or whatever.”

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Gervonta Davis is one of the most sublime talents present in boxing. He is a true oppressor and with his stylistic approach to the game, ‘Tank’ has annihilated every opponent he’s faced. Also, in his short yet attractive career, Davis has kept himself challenged by moving up in weight and claiming a belt in each division.

At lightweight, the young force proved his worth to one and all with his glorious performances. He is keen to continue that momentum at the super-lightweight landscape. And citing his recent boxing run, Prograis, in his above interview, expressed his interest in fighting ‘Tank’ at this weight class.

Gervonta Davis vs Regis Prograis – Will it happen by 2021 end?

Since ‘Tank’ has moved up to fight at the super-lightweight roster, he will unquestionably remain at this weight class for a while.

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That said, a fight between him and Prograis can definitely be on the cards for the end of 2021. But first, the 26-year-old will have to vanquish Mario Barrios in order to open himself to even bigger opponents.

Considering that, the Saturday contest will prove to be extremely vital for Davis. Because this fight will eventually help him climb the ladders of success at 140-pounds.

Would you be interested in seeing Davis vs Prograis?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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