London, 26 October 2019
Scotland’s Josh Taylor won a hotly contested fight on majority decision to capture the World Boxing Super Series super-lightweight title at a packed O2 Arena tonight. By defeating New Orleans Regis Prograis he retained his IBF title, captured the WBA title and snagged the Ring Magazine championship at ten stone (140lbs).
In a competitive fight throughout, both fighters had their moments but no knockdowns resulted. The judges returned scores of 114-114, 115-113 and 117-112. The latter card being slightly wide of your editors 114-113 (Taylor).
Both fighters complimented each other on their performance in post fight interviews, with Prograis declaring “The best man won”. Taylor was equally magnanimous in victory. The fight and after event was a credit to both boxers.
Prograis loses his WBA title and undefeated record but gained so many more fans in defeat. Taylor moves on to other challenges, possibly a WBC unification, but many will pay to see the rematch.
Further updates to follow.