Date and venue revealed for Josh Taylor-Regis Prograis fight

IBF world super lightweight champion Josh Taylor will contest his World Boxing Super Series final (WBSS) against American Regis Prograis at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, October 26.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 1st September 2019, 5:08 pm
Prestenpans boxer Josh Taylor  will fight Regis Prograis
Prestenpans boxer Josh Taylor will fight Regis Prograis

Recent rumours that the contest might be in doubt due to contractual issues with the New Orleans fighter have been quashed with the two undefeated boxers now set for a mouth-watering clash next month.

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Taylor will headline Matchroom Boxing’s bumper card that will also include compatriot and Scotland’s first three-weight world champion, Ricky Burns.

Prograis is the current WBA champion and is ranked the No.1 seed in the tournament. However, Prestonpans’ Taylor, the No.2 seed, has produced the more 
eye-catching performances en route to the final, not least his semi-final victory over the tough Belarusian Ivan Baranchyk at the SSE Hydro in May. The winner will also land 
the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy as well as the vacant Ring Magazine title.