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Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor Betting Tips – Prograis tipped to win WBSS super-lightweight final

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Regis Prograis, left, will be the more experienced fighter when he fights Josh Taylor, right (Getty Images)

Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor Betting Tips


The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) super-lightweight final takes place on October 26 at London’s O2 Arena with Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor put their world titles and unbeaten records on the line. 

In a unification fight between WBA and WBC champion Prograis and IBF holder Taylor, the bookies have Prograis as the slight favourite, and we're backing him to remain undefeated following this bout.

Regis Prograis History, Form and Fighting Style


Nationality: United States
Age: 30 (24/01/1989)
Professional Record: 24-0-0 (20 KOs)
Height: 5’ 8” (173cm)
Reach: 67” (170cm)
Stance: Southpaw

Regis Prograis has established himself as one of the leading smaller-weight fighters on the planet and his performances in the WBSS have underlined this status.

The unbeaten American outclassed Terry Flanagan in the quarter-finals to win by a wide points decision, having dropped the Englishman in the eighth round. He then stopped Kiryl Prlikh in the seventh round to set up his meeting with Josh Taylor.

Prograis is fast, strong and accurate, but his biggest strengths lie in his movement – bobbing, weaving and constantly moving to land shots from different angles. He has proved near-impossible to pin down and has never hit the canvas in his professional career. 

Prograis does give the height and reach advantage to Taylor, although he holds much more experience with nine more pro fights and 20 more rounds under his belt. 

Josh Taylor History, Form and Fighting Style


Nationality: United Kingdom
Age: 28 (01/02/1991)
Professional Record: 15-0-0 (12 KOs)
Height: 5’ 10” (178cm)
Reach: 69½”  (177cm)
Stance: Southpaw

Josh Taylor has developed a habit of ending fighters’ unbeaten records during his short career. The Englishman produced a powerful performance in 2017 to stop Ohara Davies in the seventh round.

Taking his place in the WBSS, Taylor ended Ryan Martin’s unbeaten run in the quarter-finals with another seventh round stoppage, before becoming a world champion in just his 15th fight when he outclassed Ivan Baranchyk in the semi-finals to take the IBF title. 

It has been meteoric rise for the Scotsman and he has handled every step up in challenge like a seasoned pro. Prograis represents a significant upgrade in class compared to any fighter he has previously faced. Based on their careers so far, it is difficult to see how Taylor can trouble the American – perhaps it would be a different matter if Taylor had another five or six fights worth of experience.

Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor Betting Odds 


The bookies have this as a close fight, with Regis Prograis priced at $1.61 and Josh Taylor at $2.30 to win the bout. 

bookmakerThe draw is available at $23.

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Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor Key Stats


  • Regis Prograis has 20 stoppages from 24 professional fights (83.33%)
  • Josh Taylor has 12 stoppages from 15 professional fights (80%)
  • Prograis has fought four 12-round fights, going the distance once
  • Taylor has fought seven 12-round fights, going the distance twice

What are Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor fighting for?

Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor is for the WBA, WBC and IBF super-lightweight world titles which will be fought for in the WBSS final. The winner will also take home the Ali Trophy.

Where is Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor?

Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor will be held at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.

When is Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor?

Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor takes place on October 26, 2019 from 10pm BST.

Verdict

Regis Prograis has dominated every opponent in his pro career, and while Josh Taylor should provide a stern challenge. 

We're backing the American to take the win. Both fighters are tough and durable, though, so this should go to the scorecards.



Best Bet: Regis Prograis @ 1.61 at Beteasy - 5 Units

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