Prograis vs Taylor Info
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 took place over 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.
Prograis vs Taylor stats
Josh Taylor stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 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 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 29 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 90 to Prograis' 110.
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.
Prograis had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kiryl Relikh on 27th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Terry Flanagan on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before 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.
He had beat Joel Diaz Jr on 9th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Regis Prograis had been fighting more than Josh Taylor.
Going to this contest, Josh Taylor had last fought 1 year 2 months and 17 days ago, while Regis Prograis' last outing had been 1 year 3 months and 8 days ago.
Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 18 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 1 year 10 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 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.
Who broadcast Prograis vs Taylor?
Prograis vs Taylor was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.