World champion Regis Prograis was forced to stripe nude in order to make weight for his unification with Josh Taylor on Saturday night.
Taking to the scales on Friday, the American initially came in just over the limit.
Prograis then removed his boxers and covered his modesty to hit the target an ounce under 140 pounds.
The World Boxing Super Series Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final between USA’s Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) and Scotland’s Josh Taylor (15-0, 13 KOs) lands at The O2 in London tonight as Derek Chisora (31-9, 22 KOs) and David Price (25-6, 20 KO’s) meet in a crunch Heavyweight showdown, show live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the U.S.
Prograis and Taylor entered the World Boxing Super Series and the quest for the Ali Trophy as the two highest-seeded boxers in a loaded super-lightweight bracket.
No.1 seed Prograis earned his spot in the final by outdoing Terry Flanagan on points last October, and then went on to stop Kiryl Relikh in round 6 and take the WBA World title in the semi in late April. Meanwhile, second seed Taylor stopped Ryan Martin in round 7 last November and then proceeded to decision Ivan Baranchyk to claim the IBF World title in May.
WBA World Champion & WBC Diamond Champion Regis ‘Rougarou’ Prograis will be traveling to the UK after having fought the quarter- and semi-final in his home state of Louisiana. “I’m very excited to get everything settled for this fight,” said Prograis.
PROGRAIS VS. TAYLOR WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER
17:00 DOORS AND FIRST BELL
8 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight contest
DENIS RADOVAN 11st 13lbs 10oz v LUKE BLACKLEDGE 12st 8lbs 8oz
4 x 3 mins Middleweight contest
AUSTIN WILLIAMS 11st 7lbs 7oz v MIROSLAV JUNA 11st 6lbs 12oz
(Houston) (Czech Rep)
LIVE ON SKY SPORTS FACEBOOK
10 x 3 mins WBC International Super-Welterweight Title
ABASS BARAOU 10st 12lbs 14oz v JOHN O’DONNELL 11st 8oz
(Germany) (Galway, Ireland)
LIVE ON SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE
10 x 3 mins WBA Continental Welterweight Title
CONOR BENN 10st 6lbs 5oz v STEVE JAMOYE 10st 5lbs 4oz
12 x 3 mins EBU Cruiserweight Title
YVES NGABU 14st 3lbs 8oz v LAWRENCE OKOLIE 14st 3lbs 2oz
12 x 3 mins Lightweight contest
RICKY BURNS 9st 8lbs 8oz v LEE SELBY 9st 8lbs 7oz
12 x 3 mins vacant WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title
DEREK CHISORA 18st 8lbs 3oz v DAVID PRICE 18st 12lbs 4oz
12 x 3 mins WBA Super, IBF, WBC Diamond & Ring Magazine Super-Lightweight Titles and WBSS
REGIS PROGRAIS 9st 13lbs 15oz v JOSH TAYLOR 9st 13lbs 9oz
(New Orleans) (Prestonpans)
4 x 2 mins Bantamweight contest
SHANNON COURTENAY 8st 11lbs 6oz v JASMINA NAD 8st 7lbs 12oz