Regis ‘Rougarou’ Prograis went through a brisk workout in front of a huge crowd of Southern California media kicking off fight week media events for ‘Battle of the Best’, this Saturday night, November 26 at ‘The War Grounds’ Dignity Health Sports Park.
WHEN IS ZEPEDA VS. PROGRAIS? DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, November 26
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. ET
- The fight will be broadcast on FITE TV in both the U.S. and UK.
- The fight will be staged at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
- The main card is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. ET.
Headlined by the WBC Super Lightweight World Championship between #1 Ranked Jose ‘Chon’ Zepeda, (23-0-1, 20 KOs), of La Puente, CA and #2 Ranked Prograis, (27-1, 22 KOs), of New Orleans, LA, the ‘Battle of the Best’ can be seen live on cable, satellite, telco and streaming PPV outlets on beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. including FITETV and PPV.COM. Remaining tickets starting at $39 for the live event can be purchased online at AXS.com.
An outstanding Pay-Per-View undercard has been announced for ‘Battle of the Best’ headlined by the highly anticipated WBC Super Lightweight Championship between #1 Ranked Jose ‘Chon’ Zepeda (35-2, 27 KOs) and #2 Ranked Regis ‘Rougarou’ Prograis (27-1, 23 KO’s), set for Saturday, November 26 and emanating from ‘The War Grounds’, Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA, just outside of Los Angeles, CA.
Zepeda vs. Prograis can be seen live on cable, satellite, telco and streaming PPV outlets on Saturday, November 26 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Fans can order the PPV stream on FITE TV or on PPV.COM
With the international boxing world witnessing extraordinary women’s world championship bouts throughout this year, the tremendous momentum continues as fast-rising female superstar Yokasta ‘Yoka’ Valle, (26-2, 9 KO’s), of San Jose, Costa Rica battles undefeated world champion Evelyn ‘La Princesita’ Bermudez, (17-0-1, 6 KOs), of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina for the WBC and WBO Super Flyweight World Titles over ten scheduled rounds.
Fighting in the junior middleweight division, undefeated contender, 2016 U.S. Olympian Charles ‘Bad News’ Conwell, (17-0, 13 KOs), of Cleveland, OH, who many experts believe will soon be the division’s upcoming king, faces his toughest opposition against upset minded, Dominican Juan Carlos Abreu, (25-6-1, 23 KOs) in a ten-round fight.
2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Bakhodir ‘The Big Uzbek’ Jalolov, (11-0, 11 KOs), standing 6’7”and considered the dominant heavyweight of the future, faces off against veteran Curtis Harper, (14-8, 9 KOs), of Jacksonville, FL over ten rounds.
In a special attraction super welterweight six rounder, boxing fans will see the ‘Son of a Legend’, sure-fire prospect Fernando Vargas Jr. (6-0, 6 KOs), open the Pay-Per-View against an opponent to be announced. The heavy-handed southpaw makes his return following a devastating first round knockout of Terrance Jarmon on May 14, 2022 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA.
The charismatic Yokasta Valle first achieved championship level success with a victory over Ana Victoria Polo in 2016 earning the IBF Atomweight World Title. Most recently she triumphantly returned home to San Jose, Costa Rica, defeating Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen and adding the WBO Minimumweight World Title to her collection. Fighting for the fourth time in 2022, Evelin Bermudez defended her IBF and WBO Junior Flyweight Titles successfully against Yairineth Altuve on July 23, 2022 in San Lorenzo, Argentina.
The 24-year-old all-action Charles Conwell hits The War Grounds ring on November 26 following a third-round knockout of Abraham Juarez Ramirez on June 2, 2022. Battle-tested veteran Juan Carlos Abreu is back in action following a second-round knockout of Emilio Julio on August 12, 2022. On October 29, 2021, Abreu traveled to the United Kingdom knocking out highly touted and undefeated Kazak prospect Tursynbay Kulakhmet in the seventh round.
Bakhodir Jalolov’s reputation as a future heavyweight champion has been strongly validated through his first eleven professional bouts all ending in knockout fashion. In his last start on June 10, 2022, he stopped Jack Mulowayi in the eighth round. This followed up a fifth-round stoppage of Kamil Sokolowski on March 18, 2022 in Dubai. At the 2020 Olympic Games, Jalolov defeated Richard Torrez in the final round to earn the Gold Medal in the Super Heavyweight Division. The confident Curtis Harper enters the battle with Jalolov following a dominant victory over previously unbeaten Christian Thun on July 9, 2022.
“This is a third time fighting for a world title for me and that’s why I keep saying this is the time for me to get my world title belt. I have all the experience I need. Regis Prograis is going to be fighting the best version of Jose Zepeda. I really believe it’s now or never.”
It’s nice to fight for the world title at home, I’m always fighting on the road. It’s extra motivation for me to fight in my backyard. It’s going to be a great night for boxing. I’ve heard it all before that I’m not going to win certain fights but my track record speaks for itself.”
“Prograis is going to be very surprised by my power and speed. We’re both going to fight the way we’ve been fighting. He hits hard, I hit hard and both of us are desperate to win which will make for a great fight. Both of us have a lot of heart and we both are looking for a real fight to settle this. I had two previous opportunities to win a world title and I truly believe this is the best version of me for this fight.”
“When I was the world champion everybody called my name but once I didn’t have the belt it all stopped and I know I’m a dangerous fighter and that’s part of the reason. For me, I’m just glad I’m getting the opportunity to fight for the world title again. Being a two-time world champion in the 140lb. division is my main focus now. I’m not surprised Zepeda took the fight, that’s what we all want, to become world champions. I know what type of fighter he is.”
“He going to come to fight and so am I. He said he’s 100% after the car accident so I don’t want to hear any excuses after the fight. I’m ready to dominate for 12 rounds. I’m going to dominate and I’m not worried about anything else.”
“I just feel like I’m on another level than him, skill wise. I have more experience and I’ve been at the top already. If you compare strength, power, chin, stamina, speed, defense, I feel like I win every time. Every category, it’s me. He’s been hurt, he’s been dropped a bunch of times. I’ve never been hurt and I destroy people.”
“It’s going to be the best fight of the year, #1 vs #2, something you rarely see. Now people know who MarvNation is, we’ve come out strong and we’re making a statement with this fight. This is just the first of many statements coming out.”
ZEPEDA VS. PROGRAIS FIGHT CARD
- Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis; For the vacant WBC world super lightweight title
- Yokasta Valle vs. Evelin Nazarena Bermudez; For the women’s IBF and WBO world light flyweight titles
- Ruben Torres vs. Eduardo Estela; Lightweight
- Charles Conwell vs. Juan Carlos Abreu; Light middleweight
- Bakhodir vs. Curtis Harper; Heavyweight
- Nathan Rodriguez vs. Jerson Ortiz; Featherweight
- Mario Ramos vs. Geronimo Nahuel Sacco; Welterweight
- Austin Brooks vs. Jesus Roman; Super featherweight
- Eric Priest vs. Luis Alberto Vera; Middleweight
- Fernando Vargas vs. Alejandro Martinez; Light middleweight
- Alejandro Reyes vs. Daniel Perales Osorio; Super lightweight
- Jacob Macalolooy vs Terrance Jarmon; Welterweight