Jose Zepeda and Regis Prograis fought for the vacant WBC super lightweight title last night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, but Prograis' power was simply too much for Regis. For the second time, Prograis won the WBC title and knocked out Zepeda in the eleventh round of the fight, and the fight was scheduled for twelve rounds.
After 59 seconds of the eleventh round, the referee stopped the fight after Prograis hit Zepeda with a left and sent him to the floor.
Prograis took the vacant WBC crown
By the way, tonight Prograis became the first fighter to knock out Zepeda and, in addition, prevented him from taking the same title in his third title fight in his 13-year long professional career.
Earlier, Regis lost the WBA super lightweight title by majority decision to Josh Taylor in London's O2 Arena, and he expressed his desire for a rematch. "I want to take my hat off, Zepeda gave me the toughest fight of my career, he will be champion.
Don't put your head down, you put up a great fight. The toughest of my 29 fights," said Rougarou still in the ring. “Listen, first off, before I say anything I wanna congratulate Jose Zepeda,” Prograis said. “That dude is tough, tough, tough.
Bro, he came to fight. He probably gave me one of my hardest fights. I’m not even gonna lie. Like, this dude is tough. Bro, you so tough. Bro, I got so much respect for you. And you prepared me to get this belt, and to hold this belt.
So, I congratulate you. All the best to you, bro. Don’t stop. I feel like you still gonna be a world champion. You good, bro. You real good. I’m not even gonna lie. You good”. This was the second appearance of Prograis this year, and in the third month he defeated Tyrone McKenna.