Regis Prograis had his media workout today in Los Angeles as fight week nears for the most important bout of his career yet.
He will defend his WBC Super Lightweight title against the Undisputed Lightweight king, Devin Haney, at the Golden State Warriors Chase Center in San Francisco, California on Dec 9 live on DAZN PPV.
The pair have engaged in a fiery build-up well before the announcement of the fight which has involved plenty of back-and-forth, and today was no different from Prograis.
Regis Prograis Fires Shots At ‘Privileged’ Haney
Prograis was asked about fighting in Haney’s hometown of San Francisco but the WBC champion doesn’t believe Haney will get home support in San Francisco.
“That’s not his hometown, he’s born there but he’s from Henderson, Nevada. How many schools did Haney go to out there? Probably none. He’s not from there, I’m not worried about that.”
The New Orleans-based boxer then joked that Haney didn’t go to a single school in SF – a carry-on from their face-off video where Prograis claimed that the 25-year-old went to private school and Haney replied that he didn’t even go to school.
Prograis responds by claiming ‘that’s even worse…you’ve never been in the public, you weren’t even in the school system”, hinting that he feels that Haney has lived a shielded life whilst Prograis has come through adversities.
“(California) I live here so this is my home more than his. His dad is from there, maybe his brother but he’s from Henderson, Nevada”
A reporter then jokingly referred to a video where Devin Haney claims to have ‘made it out of’ San Francisco, “He didn’t make it out of there, his daddy made it out of there…He’s from Henderson, Nevada. He grew up privileged and there’s nothing wrong with that but don’t act like you are something you are not.”
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