Fight Previews


Tom Hogan

“This is going to be hell,” said Jose “Chon” Zepeda as a fight of the year contender is coming up.

On November 26, two days after Thanksgiving, Jose Zepeda (35-2, 27 KOs) looks to take out Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (27-1, 23 KOs), in a WBC Super Lightweight championship bout at Dignity Health Sports Park.

No trash talking was heard at the presser because both fighters know what’s at stake, a world championship. Instead, they were complementing each other, as Zepeda referred to Prograis as “solid” and Prograis called Zepeda a “killer in the ring.”

Zepeda, an LA native, looks forward to fighting back in his hometown. The fight against Prograis will mark Chon’s first fight in LA since 2014, when he took on Adrian Rodriguez Garza. “It’s gonna be my first fight back,” said Chon. “It’s also gonna be for a world title!”

Zepeda has only fought once in the last year and that was against Josue Vargas on October 30 of 2021.

Chon was himself during the whole presser–calm, cool and collected. He noted that he is in the best shape of his life and he’s ready.

Meanwhile, Prograis talked about his determination to become a two-time world champion. Prograis is looking to make a big splash as he wants to be number one again.

Prograis was noticeably gleaming with confidence as he talked about how he was looking forward to winning a belt in the city of LA. “It would be a storybook type of ending,” said Prograis. “But it’s not an ending to the story, just the end of a chapter.” he was quoted as saying about winning in LA.”

This fight means everything to both men, and as Zepeda put it, it’s the fight of their lives.

Both fighters, with ties to the city, are looking to make their stamp in history as two of the best.

Presented by Marv Nation and produced by Legendz EntertainmentZepeda vs. Prograisis set for Saturday, November 26 at ‘The War Grounds’, Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA and broadcast live on Pay-Per-View. 

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