Farmer-Carroll Signed For March 15th In Philly
Tevin Farmer returns home to Philadelphia on March 15th, when he defends his IBF super featherweight title against Jono Carroll.
The fight is set for the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University, as Farmer makes his third defense of the IBF title he won from Billy Dib in 2018.
“He’s got a World title shot on St Patrick’s weekend, he should be thanking me,” said Farmer of the Irish born Carroll. “He’s trying to get under my skin but it’s impossible to get under my skin. He’s making himself look bad and he’s stepping up to a whole different level with me. I’m A-level and he’s going to pay.
“He says we both come from tough backgrounds, the hood, that boy hasn’t come from any struggle, no hood. I’m going to show him when he comes to Philly, he’s going to eat his words. He’s trying to get his buzz up but there’s certain things that you don’t say. He’s made this personal and you don’t want to get personal with a Philly guy like me.
“It is only fitting that Tevin Farmer’s remarkable journey in boxing and in life comes back to his home city, Philadelphia,” said Farmer’s co-promoter Lou DiBella. “In 2018, from Australia to Madison Square Garden, Tevin established himself as one of the brightest and most active stars in boxing.
“I’ll do what I want with Tevin, he’s a tiny little child and I’m not afraid of him,” said Carroll. “When we meet, if he’s respectful of me, I’ll be respectful back as that’s how I’ve been brought up – but if comes talking rubbish then I’ll put him in his place.
“Tevin is a man that wants to be liked but he plays like he’s Floyd Mayweather, but he’s not half as good as him. He has serious holes in his armory, and I am going to poke every single one of them, I’ll break him up and stop him.
“He’s never met a man like me in his life. He came from a rough background yes, but so did I. We’re both from crazy places but we’re in the limelight now, so we have to be grown-up and responsible as we’re going to have cameras around us.”
Also on the card on St. Patrick’s Day weekend is undefeated Irish champion Katie Taylor, who puts her WBA and IBF titles on the line in a unification fight with WBO champion Rose Volante.