Belts on The Line
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Who won Prograis vs Taylor?
Josh Taylor beat Regis Prograis by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th October 2019 at O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 117-112, 114-114 in favor of winner Josh Taylor.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This was the final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the unified super lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA, IBF & The Ring belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Dereck Chisora beat David Price, Yves Ngabu was overcome by Lawrence Okolie and Ricky Burns was defeated by Lee Selby.
Prograis vs Taylor stats
Josh Taylor stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Regis Prograis made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws, with 20 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Prograis had a slight advantage in power over Taylor, with a 83% knock out percentage over Taylor's 80%.
Josh Taylor was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Taylor had a height advantage of 2 inches over Prograis. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Josh Taylor fought out of the southpaw stance, while Regis Prograis was an orthodox fighter.
Taylor was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 2 months later than Prograis, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 103 to Prograis' 119.
Regis Prograis was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 140lb division.
Prograis vs Taylor form
Taylor remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Viktor Postol on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Before that, he had won against Winston Campos on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
He had beat Miguel Vazquez on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 9th round at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.
Regis Prograis had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Juan Jose Velasco on 14th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC Interim World Super Lightweight championship fight at Lakefront Arena, Louisiana, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Julius Indongo on 9th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Deadwood Mountain Grand, South Dakota.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joel Diaz Jr on 9th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Before that, he had defeated Wilfrido Buelvas on 11th February 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Hard Rock Casino, Mississippi, USA.
Hehad beat Luis Eduardo Florez on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Taylor had been fighting more than Regis Prograis.
Going to this contest, Josh Taylor had last fought 2 years, 2 months and 18 days ago, while Regis Prograis' last outing had been 3 years and 22 days ago.
Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Prograis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What time did Prograis vs Taylor start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Prograis vs Taylor?
Josh Taylor was a 32/25 (+127) underdog going into the contest, while Regis Prograis made his way into the ring at 67/100 (-149) with oddsmakers.