- Regis Prograis is a -210 favorite to earn the WBC Light Welterweight title in a scheduled bout against Jose Zepeda.
- Prograis lost the WBA title to Josh Taylor in 2019 and since has won each of his last three fights via TKO.
- Expect Prograis to end his three journey to winning a second world title with a win over Zepeda.
After a lenghty three year wait despite being one of, if not, the best talent in the light welterweight division, Regis Prograis finally gets his opportunity at fighting for a world title in a scheduled November 26 bout against Jose Zepeda.
Since losing a unification bout to Josh Taylor in 2019, Prograis has been passed over for an opportunity at a title bout every step of the way. A rematch with Taylor never was in the cards for Prograis for whatever reason and now the veteran fighter has the opportunity to earn Taylor’s vacated WBC title against Zepeda.
Zepeda vs Prograis Odds
Prograis is expected to win this fight as the hefty -210 favorite over the 35-2 record holder in Zepeda. Those who wish to lay it down on the favorite will have to wager $210 to win $100, while bettors who wish to take the underdog in Zepeda will earn $158 on a $100 wager.
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Zepeda vs Prograis Prediction & Betting Outlook
Both of these fighters are world class and overlooked as top guys in the boxing game. Prograis and Zepeda each hold win streaks dating back to 2019 and share similar narratives as veteran fighters finally getting another chance at becoming world champions.
Zepeda is getting his third crack at fighting for a world title, hoping that the third time is the charm. In 2015, Zepeda lost a world title fight to Terry Flannagan in Manchester after he was unable to continue due to injury.
In Zepeda’s most recent title fight, he lost to Jose Ramirez on the judges’ scorecards. Originally, Zepeda was supposed to run it back against Ramirez before Ramirez pulled out of the fight due to scheduling conflicts with his upcoming marriage gave way to Prograis stepping in as the opponent.
Zepeda lacks the finishing power that Prograis possesses, seeing far more of his fights go the distance. Prograis has been on a run of ending his fights early, with back-to-back sixth round knockouts to his name against Tyronne McKenna and Ivan Redkach. in addition to a third round TKO victory over Juan Heraldez on Halloween night in 2020 at the Alamodome.
Prograis has to be considered the likely winner of this fight, given his superior power in his punches as well as the fact Prograis beat Terry Flanagan when the two crossed paths in 2018.
After a long wait for his opportunity, it should be Prograis’ night in late November when the veteran fighter enters the squared circle looking for his second world title.
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