Subriel Matias has his next cited target in intellect.
The ferocious punching junior welterweight contender lower back to the win column earlier this fall, one week ahead of former one hundred forty-pound titlist Regis Prograis doing the identical—and both doing so versus unbeaten opposition. Matias scored a sixth circular stoppage of Malik Hawkins on October 24, are living on Showtime while Prograis loved a home state show off in a 3rd round knockout of Juan Heraldez on a Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard look in San Antonio, Texas.
in the weeks which have adopted, there has seemingly come the suggestion that the two are destined for a head-on collision. at the least, it truly is the assistance that has been handed along to one aspect of the equation.
“The sport that you and that i selected is considered one of braveness and bravery! Showtime already provided you the combat,” Matias mentioned on social media. “[I]f or not it’s worry that you just feel, I do not blame you; I scare myself.”
With the aforementioned win over Hawkins, Matias (16-1, 16KOs) rebounded from his lone profession defeat which came in a ten-circular features loss to Petros Ananyan this past February in Las Vegas. The 28-12 months ancient knockout artist from Fajardo, Puerto Rico is now wanting to make up for misplaced time, despite the fact most likely overstating how some distance along plans are for the sort of battle.
Sources inform BoxingScene.com that the recommendation of a matchup—which didn’t originate from Showtime—is in simple terms just that, because it has yet to adapt beyond the exploratory part.
Prograis (25-1, 21KOs) hadn’t fought in fifty three weeks by the point he stepped into the ring to face the unbeaten Heraldez. The 31-12 months old southpaw from Katy, Texas by way of New Orleans debuted below the PBC banner in his October ring appearance, having previously suffered a 12-round majority resolution defeat to Josh Taylor in their interesting one hundred forty-pound unification bout and World Boxing tremendous sequence closing last October.
A return to the title stage is eyed by means of Prograis, whose identify become connected to rumors of a probable all-Texas showdown with San Antonio’s unbeaten secondary junior welterweight titlist Mario Barrios (26-0, 17KOs). both boxers seemed on the identical October 31 Showtime PPV card, with Barrios stopping Houston’s Ryan Karl internal of six rounds.
That mentioned, the notice is in Matias’ ear that a battle with Prograis is on the desk. For now, the Boricua bomber is excited about talking it into existence—even to the aspect of belittling his favored future foe.
“i’m going to write down it to you on your language so that you take into account,” mocked Matias. “[Take] the fight, Prograis, i’m waiting [for] the contract.”
Jake Donovan is a senior creator for @BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox