Regis Prograis feels Josh Taylor will be on the mend when he faces Jack Catterall and gives him a chance to get revenge.
Taylor and Catterall have reportedly agreed to a deal to rematch on February 4, nearly 12 months after their controversial first bout, which Taylor took via split decision. forward holding his own weightless title.
Prograis, who was beaten by Taylor on a dominant decision in 2019, expects the Scot to make a difference from his first meeting to win the fight, which will see the 31-year-old take the crown. WBO after he won. he gave up his WBC, IBF and WBA ‘super’ belts to ensure he faced Catterall.
“I definitely think it’s going to be a good fight,” Prograis told Pro Boxing Fans.
“Certainly Catterall won the first battle.
“But this time I feel like Josh Taylor, he’s going to make amends.
“He’s going to make a lot of adjustments.
“I don’t know much about Josh Taylor personally, but from what I understand about him, he wants to shut people down.
“A lot of people said he lost the fight, so he wants to shut people down and he wants to dominate Jack Catterall.
“Now Jack Catterall is going to let that happen? I mean I don’t know.
“I think it might be a close fight, but Josh Taylor, he can pull it off.”
Prograis will fight for the WBC belt that Taylor vacated when he meets Jose Zepeda on November 26 at the Dignity Medical Center in Carson.
The former world champion has called out Catterall, who came in the sixth round of Tyrone McKenna in March, but feels a win for Taylor will give him a big fight, with the pair likely to face each other in a joint fight. . .
“For me, I’ve always loved Josh Taylor as well,” he said.
“It’s just something I want, there’s just some things you want and I think it could be a great fight.
“I mean people probably know Jack Catterall, but with me being a two-time champion and Josh Taylor, he’s got the belt.
“If he and I fight for a bond that will be great.
“I think this is going to be a great fight. I think me and Catterall can definitely put up numbers, but he won’t put up numbers like me and Josh Taylor.
“I think Josh Taylor and I can put up some big numbers if we fight again.
“There is history between us, we fought three years ago, and now we will fight again to reunite.
“He’s going to be a champion, I’m going to be a champion and do it again.
“It could really escalate into a big fight.”