It was just a matter of time before it became official.
WBA super lightweight champion Regis Prograis and IBF super lightweight titleholder Josh Taylor will have their title unification fight Oct. 26 at the O2 Arena in London, live on DAZN, in the World Boxing Super Series final.
This confirmation comes just over a month since Jose Ramirez delivered a scintillating sixth-round TKO of Maurice Hooker to become the WBA/WBO unified champion, meaning the winner of Prograis-Taylor could meet Ramirez for undisputed glory at 140 pounds.
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Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) is coming off a sixth-round TKO as well, having defeated Kiryl Relikh in April.
Meanwhile, Taylor (15-0, 12 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Ivan Baranchyk in May to bring us to this point.
Prior to the Ramirez-Hooker fight, Prograis had said that everything is going according to plan.
"I always had it in my mind that I was going to run through this tournament (World Boxing Super Series), get through Josh Taylor — he's the second-best fighter in the division — and then after that, I'm going to fight the winner of Ramirez-Hooker and it looks like everything is happening just the way I envisioned it happening," Prograis told Sporting News in July. "We'll see how it plays out, but hopefully it plays out the way I envisioned it."