2019 Oct 26

Regis Prograis vs. Josh Taylor

WBA/IBF junior welterweight unification, World Boxing Super Series Super final

Regis Prograis vs. Josh Taylor is another 50/50 fight this week. Prograis is a slight favourite according to bookmakers. One thing to consider regarding the World Boxing Super Series is that there has been less controversial decisions than we normally see in boxing. Regardless of where the fights have been taking place so far, it feels like the right man has won. Both Prograis and Taylor are very strong mentally and they have a lot of self confidence. Josh Taylor burst onto the world scene around 2 years ago when he beat Ohara Davies. That was a great performance and after that he has racked up several other good wins against: Miguel Vasquez, Viktor Postol, Ryan Martin and most importantly Ivan Baranchyk. He has proven a lot in those fights and answered important questions about his chin, technique and will power. Prograis´s best opponent so far is Terry Flanagan, or possibly, Julius Indongo. And those wins are followed by his 3rd best win against Kiryl Relikh. Josh Taylor has faced the better opposition, which is in contrast to what many believe. We would favor Ivan Baranchyk and Viktor Postol to beat everyone on Prograis´s record. When it comes to the power department, Prograis and Taylor both have power but Prograis is the one to be considered the bigger puncher.

Taylor´s experience at the top level will see him through. The fight will be very close and it is most likely a long fight. We believe Josh Taylor will win a very close decision. It is also very possible in a close fight like this that the judges disagree so it is worth looking at Josh Taylor to win a split-decision which pays +1400 (15.00 in decimal odds) or the fight to end in a draw after 12 rounds which pays +2200 (23.00 decimal odds) .

The Pick: Josh Taylor by Decision
Odds: +210 (3.10 decimal odds)
Units: 5
Start time: 5pm ET / 2pm PT