Americans Jose Cepeda and Regis Prograis will fight for the WBC light welterweight belt. The battle will take place on November 27 in the California city of Carson. The opponents are extremely experienced. Being the same age, these boxers have been among the pros for more than ten years. So the battle is not in vain causes a certain interest. Bets on this event are accepted by uzcard.
The favorite, according to bookmakers, is Prograis. However, it is definitely not worth discounting Cepeda, who is on a good winning streak. In addition, a native of Long Beach has not lost ahead of time in a single fight in the welterweight division. In general, spectacular fighters may well give out a noble felling, and an outsider is able to surprise.
“Chon” had 40 fights in the professional ring, in which he won 36 victories (27 by knockout) and suffered two defeats. Also, two fights involving Cepeda were declared invalid. Jose began competing in the light welterweight division in 2015, and the debut battle with Jose Alfaro from Nicaragua was abandoned. The reason for the stop was a cut in an American after a head-on collision. In 2016, the southpaw from California knocked out Ammet Diaz and defeated Pedro Navarrete on points. Then the North American had a simple length of three years. After returning to the ring, he was defeated by Jose Ramirez and stopped the fight after a headbutt with Eleazar Valenzuela.
In the last five fights, the Californian boxer defeated Jose Pedraza, Kendo Castaneda, Ivan Baranchik, Henry Lundy and Josue Vargas in turn. Over the past couple of years, Cepeda has impressively added and in the title fight “chon” is capable of accomplishments.
“Rugaru” held 28 battles among the pros, in which he won 27 times (23 by knockout) and suffered one defeat. After a series of 24 battles, Regis lost in London to Briton Josh Taylor. The fight was even, but two judges gave the advantage to the European 117-112 and 115-113, and another one put it in a draw 114-114. After that, Prograis had three fights and won all of them ahead of schedule. Knocked out by the New Orleans native were Juan Eraldes, Ivan Redkach and Tyrone McKenna. The North American completed the last two confrontations in the sixth round.
The southpaw from Texas has a powerful knockout punch and has only won four fights by decision. The 33-year-old boxer does not have much experience and with a high probability “rugar” will get another victory. However, one should not underestimate the opponent, because no one canceled the laquipunch from an outsider.
Prograis is a fish out of water in the junior welterweight division, which he has boxed for his entire career. But Cepeda had to rise in the division. “Chon” knocked out rather weak opponents, and with stronger opponents he won with referee’s notes. Most likely, Regis will not experience problems and will get another win. Although Jose is able to withstand and is likely to lose on points.