Tensions were high on Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles as a crowd of Southern California media attended the final press conference for ‘Battle of the Best’ Tuesday afternoon with #1 Ranked Jose ‘Chon’ Zepeda, (23-0-1, 20 KOs), of La Puente, CA and #2 Ranked Regis ‘Rougarou’ Prograis, (27-1, 23 KOs), of New Orleans, LA coming face-to-face for one of the final times ahead of their anticipated battle for the WBC Super Lightweight World Title set for this Saturday night, November 26 at ‘The War Grounds’ Dignity Health Sports Park. (photos by Tom Hogan)
Joining Zepeda and Prograis at the final press conference were moderator Beto Duran and Marvin Rodriguez of MarvNation Promotions along with PPV undercard fighters; unified minimum weight world champion Yokasta ‘Yoka’ Valle and undefeated world champion Evelyn ‘La Princesita’ Bermudez, undefeated heavyweight contender Bakhodir ‘The Big Uzbek’ Jalolov and veteran Curtis Harper, undefeated junior middleweight contender Charles ‘Bad News’ Conwell and upset minded, Dominican Juan Carlos Abreu.
Also, in attendance were brothers; junior middleweight Fernando ‘EL Feroz’ Vargas Jr. and featherweight Amado ‘EL Malvado’ Vargas along with their father / head trainer, boxing legend Fernando Vargas Sr, with undefeated prospects featured on the PPV Freeview (7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT); super bantamweight Nathan Rodriguez, (9-0, 7 KOs) lightweight Ruben ‘Ace’ Torres, (19-0, 16 KOs) and super welterweight Alejandro Martinez, (3-2-1, 2 KOs).