In a not so surprising twist, The World Boxing Super Series Organization is very disappointed Regis Prograis has bowed out of the Jr. Welterweight tournament.
The WBSS has vowed to fight back against the breach of contract and are committed to seeing Prograis fulfill his contract by fighting Taylor in the much anticipated world unification fight with the winner being Award the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy.
Insiders in the WBSS are claiming that Prograis may not want to fulfill his commitment because of lucrative fights now available to him including a possible big money fight with Adrian Broner.
A Broner Fight is forecast to possibly earn Prograis more money then his previous 24 professional fights combined. A loss to Taylor in the WBSS final would most likely derail a payday of that magnitude.
Originally Reported / Boxing Action Magazine
PROGRAIS / TAYLOR WBSS FINAL IS A NO GO
By Jimmy Ayash
In surprising and disappointing news, the Junior Welterweight Showdown Unification fight between undefeated champions Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) and Josh Taylor (15-0, 12 KOs) is now canceled.
Lou DiBella Of DiBella Entertainment who promotes Prograis pulled the plug on the final showdown when fight dates and Financial commitments were not perform it in a timely manner by the World Boxing Super Series Group.
DiBella Entertainment & Prograis pulled out of the contract today and also filed a lawsuit against The WBSS Group.
It is often hard to see the true reason for a decision such as this because Prograis has become a star through the WBSS and currently has many options to make himself rich.
It’s not often the sport of boxing stages a high caliber boxing tournament. A Boxing Tournament involving top level fighters and world champions can get complex in more ways then one.
The News comes as a major disappointment to boxing fans as the two undefeated champions Unification fight played a huge part in a memorable 2019 boxing year.
Photo courtesy of the WBSS