Tevin Farmer Wants Gervonta Davis Next
Tevin Farmer wants a fight with rival Gervonta Davis, but following signing a new deal with DAZN and winning the IBF junior lightweight title, its not an all-consuming need.
“We want the fight on my end,” Farmer told BoxingScene.com. “But it’s not happening, so Tevin Farmer has gotta do what’s best for him. Fighting Gervonta Davis won’t make or break me, so it really don’t matter.”
Farmer’s first title defense comes this weekend as he faces James Tennyson on the undercard of the Demetrius Andrade and Walter Kautondokwa fight at the TD Garden in Boston.
“Right now, I’ve gotta get past October 20th,” Farmer said. “I’m not overlooking him because anyone at this level is coming to fight – period. I’m gonna be ready for it.”
With a win, Farmer hopes that Davis is able to come to the table and schedule a fight for 2019.
Davis has not fought since April, when he won the WBA super featherweight title in a third round stoppage of Jesus Cuellar at Barclays Center. Since that night Davis has publicly lambasted his promoter, Floyd Mayweather, for keeping him out of the ring, and has dealt with one arrest for a street fight, and alleged assault at a Dallas strip club.
“The fight for me is personal,” Farmer said, “so that’s why I want the fight. It’s no other reason, because it’s not like I beat him and then this will happen. No, with or without him, I’m still gonna be Tevin Farmer and I’m gonna still make money and I’m still gonna be the best I can be, with or without him. So that’s not the case. The case is it’s personal and I want the fight.”
“I don’t know who don’t want the fight,” Farmer said of the issues between Mayweather and Davis.
“I just know the fight’s not happening, so whether it’s him or his people, it’s still a bad look. I don’t care who it is – we want the fight. Eddie Hearn has told him he got that bag [of money] for him, so make it happen. I’ve got [DAZN’s] Eddie Hearn and [promoter] Lou DiBella backing me. We got the money. Let’s make it happen. I want the fight.”