WBA super-lightweight champion Regis Prograis has withdrawn from the World Boxing Super Series tournament, leaving his fellow finalist, IBF counterpart Josh Taylor, without an opponent. The 140lb final, which reportedly was due to take place in the UK, had been tentatively pencilled in for October 5.
On Friday (August 9), Prograis and his promoter, Lou DiBella, released a joint statement regarding the withdrawal, explaining that they have filed a lawsuit against the WBSS organisers, Comosa AG, believing that the terms of their contract have been breached.
The statement read: “Today in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Regis Prograis and DiBella Entertainment, Inc. filed for a declaratory judgement that Comosa AG, the owner of the World Boxing Super Series, has breached its contractual obligations to Prograis and DBE. Prograis and DBE further informed Comosa that Prograis is withdrawing from the WBSS, effective immediately.