Devin Haney and Regis Prograis will go head-to-head in a highly anticipated super lightweight bout in an electrifying clash set to take place at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, on Saturday December 9.
Prograis, the current WBC title holder with a record of 29-1 and 24 KOs, is set to defend his title for the second time after a successful bout against Danielito Zorrilla last April. The 'Rougarou' secured his two-time belt holder status by delivering a knockout victory over Jose Zepeda in the eleventh round in Carson, California.
Haney, entering the ring with an impressive record of 30-0 and 15 KOs, aims to add another feather to his cap by becoming a two-weight world champion. The 25-year-old secured his first global glory at 135lbs, claiming the undisputed championship by defeating George Kambosos Jr in Australia in June 2022. Haney has since defended his crown twice, including a rematch in Australia in October and a memorable victory against Vasiliy Lomachenko in Las Vegas in May.
Expressing his excitement for the upcoming bout, Haney stated, "It's been a dream for me to fight in my hometown. I'm excited for the opportunity to become a two-division world champion in The City where it all started."
As anticipation builds for the clash, boxer Ryan Garcia offers his prediction, favoring Haney to emerge victorious and take the belt from Prograis. While Garcia envisions a judges' decision rather than a knockout, bookmakers also lean toward the Californian, giving him a 72.76 percent chance of victory over Prograis.
Saturday night promises an intense battle between two formidable fighters, and boxing fans can expect nothing short of a thrilling showcase of skill, strategy, and determination at the Chase Center.
Song Yadong vs. Chris Gutierrez Preview
Get ready for a thrilling bantamweight showdown in Las Vegas as dynamic kicker Chris Gutierrez takes on the unique martial artist, Song Yadong. Gutierrez, known for his smooth and versatile fighting style, employs dynamic kicks and excels at changing stances. His strategic use of feints and lateral movement allows him to gather intel on his opponents and set up attacks, making him a formidable force from various distances.
On the other side, Song Yadong, whose martial arts journey began at the legendary Shaolin temple, brings a historical perspective to the cage. Despite his diverse background, Yadong leans towards a boxing and kickboxing-centric approach. With a focus on balance and explosive moments, Yadong showcases incredible speed and precise punching, whether advancing or countering.
Both fighters possess kicking prowess, but Yadong's adaptability and speed suggest a preference for strategic engagements rather than prolonged exchanges in Gutierrez's kicking range. As the anticipation builds, keep an eye out for Gutierrez's sneaky spinning backfist and the unpredictable arsenal that Yadong, at only 26 years old, brings to this high-stakes matchup.