Regis Prograis (WBA) vs. Josh Taylor (IBF) - October 26th 2019

Prograis vs. Taylor Winner and How?

  • Regis Prograis Stoppage

    Votes: 5 20.0%
  • Regis Prograis Decision

    Votes: 4 16.0%
  • Draw

    Votes: 1 4.0%
  • Josh Taylor Decision

    Votes: 15 60.0%
  • Josh Taylor Stoppage

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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It's crazy that Parker-Chisora can only happen with PPV involved.
Agreed. Chisora is my favourite active heavy, but I can't justify it being anywhere near ppv.

Is the demand really there for them from the fans, or other promoters to justify it?

Taylor Prograis is worthy of ppv in terms of quality and importance, but not really in terms of star power.

It's also a shame this has happened as having the wbss on "free" TV has been one of the boxing highlights of of the year. One of the few occasions we don't get ripped off.
 
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I am guessing there were some protracted negotiations over the poster. Lot of egos at play, and probably none of them belonging to the fighters.

The fighters are all odd sizes and in weird locations. Chisora/Parker are front and centre, but are overlooked by giant versions of Taylor/Prograis at the top.

Strangely, the most decorated fighter there, (Burns), is smaller than everyone but Ngabu, who he is slightly bigger than, (even though Nagbu is a cruiser).




Also, is it just me, or is there a "prison showers" vibe to the Selby and Burns section??
 
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I am guessing there were some protracted negotiations over the poster. Lot of egos at play, and probably none of them belonging to the fighters.

The fighters are all odd sizes and in weird locations. Chisora/Parker are front and centre, but are overlooked by giant versions of Taylor/Prograis at the top.

Strangely, the most decorated fighter there, (Burns), is smaller than everyone but Ngabu, who he is slightly bigger than, (even though Nagbu is a cruiser).




Also, is it just me, or is there a "prison showers" vibe to the Selby and Burns section??
I'm glad that we have someone here ready to overanalyse such things.

With how everyone is staring at me, I find the poster rather intimidating and unsettling.
 
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With how everyone is staring at me, I find the poster rather intimidating and unsettling.
It does look sinister. There is an invasion of the bodysnatchers look to them. (aliens that is, not Dillian Whyte and Mike McCallum).

Regarding the over analysing, I find these things funny. The thought that Eddie, Haye, and Kalle might have been in a room arguing over who should have the bigger head, Taylor or Chisora, is genius.
 
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david haye is undoubtedly in there somewhere as well. hes not wrong though, it should be a co main like mma do.
 
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Give ya head a wobble will ya,

We have an elite fighter in Josh Taylor here trying to unify the division an win a tournament by beating the number one Super-Lightweight and people would rather the main even be a heavyweight snooze fest between a guy who was done at world level in 2014 and a fella who got beat by Hughie Fury.
 
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Give ya head a wobble will ya,

We have an elite fighter in Josh Taylor here trying to unify the division an win a tournament by beating the number one Super-Lightweight and people would rather the main even be a heavyweight snooze fest between a guy who was done at world level in 2014 and a fella who got beat by Hughie Fury.
I've not seen anybody on here who agrees with Del? Just people laughing cus he's a lunatic.
 
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I think del has a point to a certain extent, he's the reason this ppv sells well, he probably just sold some more by doing this today. Is the fight on the level of the main event? Absolutely not, but since when does that matter these days? We possibly have bjs fighting on a ksi undercard. Take del and Parker away and the sales drop drastically, take Taylor vs prograis out and it wouldn't deny sales too much.
 
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How are they meant to build Josh Taylor into the superstar he can become if they are giving a heavyweight snooze fest the limelight he deserves.
 
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Not trying to be controversial but how comes Del boy doesn't get the stick this board had reserved for Jamie Cox, considering he was considerably worse in his behavior?
 
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Really enjoyed that presser.

Del Boy going crazy/ hustling for change as usual.

Eddie looking smug and smirking like a big, overgrown school boy.

Kalle gurning like a mad man in every shot.

Taylor laughing at Chisora, bringing up that he is the headliner as often as possible, and then telling Prograis to "get back in shape fat boy!"

Loved the exchange with Prograis and Chisora. Del Boy threatening to squash him.

Bonus points for the two Scots being in Polo Shirts, Burns Gucci hat and Connor Benn looking like he just got out of court/is wearing his dad's old suit.
 
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