Regis Prograis’ world title showdown with Jose Zepeda is due to take place within the next 90 days after the winning purse bid to stage the fight was confirmed.
Los Angeles-based promoter MarvNation lodged an offer of $2.4m with the WBC today, to secure the rights to stage the vacant world super lightweight title clash.
Prograis was handed his shot at the belt earlier this month following the withdrawal of Jose Ramirez from a fight for the title vacated by Josh Taylor, and purse bids were revealed today, at the WBC headquarters in Mexico.
MarvNation submitted the winning offer and WBC president Mauricio Suliman confirmed that Prograis’ fight with Zepeda, must now take place within 90 days, although a 30-day extension could be granted in special circumstances.
The WBC asked for a deposit of $240,000 that will be given to the winner of the fight, but the remaining purse will be split 50-50 between Probellum’s Prograis and Zepeda.
In an interview with Probellum.com this month, Prograis, who was the WBA belt holder in 2019, said: “I’m ecstatic.
“I’ve waited for this opportunity for a long time. When I was a world champion, and I lost my belt, it was like I fell to the bottom of the pit, and I just clawed my way up, clawed my way up, clawed my way out.“
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