Farmer Ready For Future Unification Bouts
Since entering the boxing scene in 2011, Tevin Farmer has been a commodity in the super featherweight division. He looks to add to his impressive resume as he defends his IBF Super Featherweight Title against Joseph “Jojo” Diaz on January 30 at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami.
If he wins, this would be Farmer’s (30-4-1, 1NC) fifth successful title defense, adding onto a list of fighters he has taken out like Francisco Fonseca, Jono Carroll and James Tennyson. Following the fight, Farmer hopes to move on to bigger and better things. That includes taking championships in multiple weight divisions.
“After I win, I think I have one or two more fights at 130lbs and then I’ll move up, especially if the big fights don’t happen,” said Farmer during a Matchroom Boxing media event. “It’s not frustrating, I want the unification fights and I want to be undisputed, but as long as I am still fighting and feeding my family, I am OK with that.
While some dismiss him due to him not taking on “bigger” challenges, the fight against Diaz has a chance to be a true test for Farmer. As long as he avoids the thoughts of everyone else, he will feel right at home.
“I go out there and do my thing, I don’t listen to what people say as you can’t win, I just focus on my job and I know what that job is, I don’t need to be told – I bust my ass in the gym and we get popping,” Farmer continued. “Talk about overlooking people is overused as you have to plan for the future, but it’s my future and I won’t let any other fighter determine my career – you don’t want to fight me, we move on. I will make my legacy with what I do and who I fight, I don’t care what anyone else does, it’s all down to me.”
Diaz (30-1) is currently on a five-fight win streak dating back to late 2018. He has won 15 fights via knockout, but has won three of his last four via decision. Farmer, who has six wins via KO and 24 via decision, is up for the challenge.
“It’s going to be a hell of a fight, he’s going to come ready and I am always ready to fight. I’ve had a great camp and we’ve added some new things to what I already have so I can’t wait, it’s going to be fireworks. You can never learn enough. I’m the first in the gym and I’m the last out, I put the work in and cut no corners.
“He’s going to come out and try to bang, throw a lot of power shots, maybe he could try to box too,” Farmer went on to say about Diaz’s fighting style. “But anything he brings I’m ready for it.”