Haney vs. Prograis – DAZN – December 9 – 9 pm ET
Devin Haney and Regis Prograis are set to fight in a Super-Lightweight showdown at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on Saturday, December 9, broadcast LIVE on DAZN in North America and worldwide.
Haney, boasting a 30-0 record with 15 KOs, is back in the Bay Area, chasing his dream of being a two-weight World champion. After a significant victory over George Kambosos Jr in Australia in June 2022, he defended his title twice. He faced Kambosos again in October and then squared off against the highly-respected Vasiliy Lomachenko in Las Vegas in May. Now, the San Francisco native has a chance to craft more history in his debut fight in his birthplace.
Prograis (29-1, 24 KOs) is defending his WBC title for the second time, having successfully defended it against Danielito Zorrilla in New Orleans in April. The 34-year-old ‘Rougarou’ secured his second WBC belt last November, with an 11th round knockout against Jose Zepeda in Carson, California. Now, he’s back in California, ready to fight against the previous undisputed Lightweight champion. This significant showdown adds more glamour to DAZN’s end-of-year schedule.
Further action includes Australian Cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia defending his IBF and Ring Magazine titles against Jordan Thompson in London. The subsequent weekend, Leigh Wood from Nottingham will be defending his WBA World Featherweight title against Leeds’ Josh Warrington in Sheffield.
Super-Lightweight sensation Jack Catterall gets to fight in his hometown on October 21. But Jorge Linares, the ex-World champion, cherishes his Manchester memories and hopes to create more in a significant showdown. Soon after, O’Shaquie Foster will be defending his WBC World Super-Featherweight title against the powerful Mexican, Rocky Hernandez, in Cancun, Mexico.
The action remains in the Super-Featherweight division when Matchroom heads to Monte Carlo on November 4. Joe Cordina is set to defend his IBF World title against the Texan Edward Vazquez. The next major fight on Hearn’s roster will see Diego Pacheco continue his ascent against Marcelo Coceres in Los Angeles.
In a repeat of their memorable Dublin fight, Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor will fight again for the Undisputed Super-Lightweight title. Following the Haney and Prograis showdown, Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards will head to Glendale, Arizona for a Flyweight unification challenge.
“It’s been a while,” voiced Haney. “Dreaming of a fight in my hometown has always been on my mind. The prospect of becoming a two-division World champion right in The City [The Bay], where my journey began, thrills me. The ambiance is bound to be electric. I haven’t stepped into the ring here since my amateur days. I eagerly await my city’s passionate support.
“I grew up imagining myself in bouts at The Oracle in Oakland. Now, the Chase Center stands as another dream arena, bridged by memories. My first goal? Ignite the Chase Center on December 9 with an unforgettable evening. My opponent? A determined and eager champion. Regis will aim for a knockout, and that’s the enthusiasm I yearn for. This is the essence of being the youngest promoter in boxing. I’m the genuine face of this sport. December 9. Legacy. Wealth.
“Admittedly, this seems challenging on paper. This is my first fight in the division. I trust the plan. God willing, my strength and speed will be unmatched. My intent? Finish him and make the Welterweight division take note.
“While it’s strictly professional, we’re still two gentlemen. Yet, within the ring, mutual respect dissipates. My mission? Deliver.”
“Can’t contain my enthusiasm for December 9,” exclaimed Prograis. “I’ve kickstarted my training and am gearing up for the spectacle.
“Devin had a decent run at 135lbs. But at 140lbs? I reign supreme. That’s a fact I’ll reiterate.
“Ever since my previous fight, Devin’s been on my radar. I’m not just aiming for a win. My goal is to overpower him. There’s nothing he brings to the table that can deter my domination. It won’t just be a win; it’ll be a rout.”
“From East Oakland to here, it’s been a phenomenal ride,” reflected Bill Haney, Devin’s father and coach. “Our essence resonates with ‘The Bay’. Bringing the dream back home is a surreal feeling.
“We’re not undermining this fight. Regis, with roots in New Orleans, is a two-time champ with a knockout punch. His confidence is evident. I foresee an agile, robust Devin Haney at 140 lbs. The exhilaration of this fight is undeniable.
“This bout exemplifies the competitors Devin seeks. Both warriors are without a fallback. Their paths are clear. It’s a do-or-die.”
“Regis is poised to validate his rank as the ultimate 140lb boxer,” opined Bobby Benton, Regis’ coach. “Haney will be a benchmark for him to showcase his prowess and intelligence.”
“I’m ecstatic that the discussion finally orbits around 2023’s most awaited bout,” proclaimed promoter Eddie Hearn. “Anticipating the same vigor in their face-off as during their pre-fight interactions. Their rivalry is evident, and the stakes are monumental. With Regis asserting his dominance at 140lbs and Devin’s aspiration of homecoming glory as a two-weight World champion, San Francisco braces for a remarkable evening.”
Jared Kass, SVP North America, commented, “This is going to be an exceptional night for boxing enthusiasts. An important fight featuring two of the division’s best this December in San Francisco. Don’t miss the Devin Haney vs Regis Prograis fight LIVE on DAZN on December 9.”
Lastly, the Haney vs. Prograis fight marks the inaugural boxing event at the state-of-the-art Chase Center in San Francisco. Established in 2019, Chase Center, with a capacity of 18,064, serves as a hub for both sports and entertainment. It’s the base for the seven-time NBA champions, Golden State Warriors, and hosts San Francisco’s premier events.
I’m determined to defeat him decisively. I’m grateful for this chance – it’s the realization of a dream. This fight is significant for the boxing community and an incredible opportunity for me. My aspiration has always been to secure titles in two weight divisions. Retaining my titles means a lot, but so does challenging someone as talented as Regis at 140. However, I firmly believe I’m unparalleled and the best in the business. The anticipation is palpable, and I expect the fight to be thrilling. In terms of skill and capability, I’m way ahead.
Revisiting history, I challenged Regis Prograis even before his bout with Danielito Zorilla. If I couldn’t secure a significant fight at 135, Prograis was my target at 140. This bout marks the first at the Chase Center and revives big boxing events in the Bay Area after a hiatus. I’m elated to spearhead this resurgence, fulfilling my promise to bring top-tier boxing back to this region.
We can engage in a war of words, but mind games aren’t my style. Perhaps Haney feels underrated, and there are whispers that they’ve circumvented losses in the past. Regardless, that’s immaterial to me. My focus is on the here and now. I assess him based on his current form because that’s who I’ll be contending with. His past holds no significance; the upcoming battle does. I’m convinced of my knockout prowess.
Without divulging too much, I think Haney will be taken aback by my abilities. My training regimen in LA and Texas has been rigorous. This fight won’t merely pit power against technique; it will showcase expertise against expertise, with the added dimension of my formidable strength. I aim to demonstrate my refined skill set in this battle. A shoutout to Zorilla – had I defeated him within two rounds, I doubt Haney would’ve taken me on. Even though I didn’t perform my best that night, the past is in the past. Our fight is slated for December 9, and I’m steadfast in my resolve to retain my title. My confidence is unwavering; I believe I’ll overpower him.
Aussie star Paro will prove he’s ready for the big guns when he faces Montana Love
Liam Paro shared on Matchroom’s Flash Knockdown podcast his confidence in proving himself as a top-contender in his upcoming fight against Montana Love at San Francisco’s Chase Center, set for Saturday, December 9. This eagerly awaited event will be broadcast live on DAZN PPV in North America and globally on DAZN. The highlight of the evening will be Regis Prograis defending his WBC World Super-Lightweight title against Devin Haney.
Paro (23-0, 14 KOs) is making a much-awaited return after a year’s hiatus, following his impressive first-round knockout of Brock Jarvis in Brisbane, October 2022. He’s been eager to step back into the ring, especially after injuries forced him out of two significant fights earlier this year, including a world title shot against Prograis in New Orleans last June.
Fully recovered and in excellent shape, Paro has been training intensely in Las Vegas. His training made some noise on Twitter, particularly his sparring sessions with the renowned Shakur Stevenson. While Paro respects the fighter’s code and keeps specifics under wraps, he acknowledges that these experiences bolster his belief in belonging amongst such elite fighters, a point he plans to prove against Love on December 9.
Paro emphasizes, “Sparring is one thing, but I know I’m cut out for the top level and can confidently hold my own with the best. The work with Shakur was invaluable, but I’m sure I belong in that circle.”
He’s also eyeing the outcome of the Haney-Prograis fight, predicting Haney as the likely victor. Paro believes that Haney’s agility, similar to Vasiliy Lomachenko’s, could be Prograis’ downfall. Yet, he’s not overlooking Montana Love, recognizing the need to first secure a victory in that fight.
Paro is fueled by the prospect of headlining major events and facing renowned opponents, a dream he’s had since childhood that’s now turning into reality. He relishes the challenge, convinced that it’s the tough battles that define a true champion, especially when performed under pressure.
Also featured in the latest episode of Flash Knockdown are O’Shaquie Foster, reflecting on his remarkable fight with Rocky Hernandez and looking forward to a potential unification with Joe Cordina, alongside Josh Warrington discussing his fight with Leigh Wood.
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