Farmer: "I Have One Or Two Fights Left At 130lbs"
Tevin Farmer is still craving unification fights at
Super-Featherweight before a move to Lightweight as he
prepares to defend his IBF title against JoJo Diaz at the
Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on Thursday January 30,
live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Farmer (30-4-1 6 KOs) has enjoyed a spell as the most active
World champion, with his clash in Super Bowl week his fifth
defense of the title he won in Australia in August 2018.
The Philadelphia star dismissed the challenges of James
Tennyson, Francisco Fonseca, Jono Carroll and Guillaume
Frenois in a ten month period and now welcomes the test of
Diaz (30-1 15 KOs), who is gunning to win a World title at
the second attempt in a bout fueled by a war of words on
The ĎAmerican Idolí knows his clash with Diaz is arguably
the toughest examination of his championship reign to date,
but the 29 year old is confident of retaining his title Ė
and wants to add more belts at 130lbs before moving up to
ďAfter I win, I think I have one or two more fights at
130lbs and then Iíll move up, especially if the big fights
donít happen,Ē said Farmer. ďItís 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
ďI go out there and do my thing, I donít listen to what
people say as you canít win, I just focus on my job and I
know what that job is, I donít need to be told - I bust my
ass in the gym and we get popping.
ďTalk about overlooking people is overused as you have to
plan for the future, but itís my future and I wonít let any
other fighter determine my career - you donít want to fight
me, we move on. I will make my legacy with what I do and who
I fight, I donít care what anyone else does, itís all down
ďItís going to be a hell of a fight, heís going to come
ready and I am always ready to fight. Iíve had a great camp
and weíve added some new things to what I already have so I
canít wait, itís going to be fireworks. You can never learn
enough. Iím the first in the gym and Iím the last out, I put
the work in and cut no corners.
ďHe started calling me out on social media, usually I donít
pay attention to people but I thought that he would be a
good name on my resume, heís a hell of a fighter and I
wanted to give him a shot at the title. I knew the fight
would happen, if I say the fight is going to happen, itís
going to happen.
ďHeís going to come out and try to bang, throw a lot of
power shots, maybe he could try to box too. But anything he
brings Iím ready for it.Ē
Andrade and Keeler clash on a huge night of action in Super
Bowl week with Tevin Farmer (30-4-1, 6 KOs) defending his
IBF World Super Featherweight title against JoJo Diaz (30-1,
15 KOs), unified World Super Bantamweight champion Daniel
Roman (27-2-1, 10 KOs) defending his titles against Murodjon
Akhmadaliev (7-0, 6 KOs) and YouTube stars Jake Paul and
AnEsonGib clashing on their pro debuts.
Super-Middleweight contender Anthony Sims Jr (20-0 18 KOs)
fights for his first pro title against Roamer Alexis Angulo
(25-1 22 KOs) and a host of young talents are in action in
the form of Movladdin Biyarslanov (5-0 4 KOs), Austin
Williams (4-0 3 KOs), Alexis Espino (4-0 3 KOs), Otha Jones
III (4-0 1 KO) and Avril Mathie (4-0-1 2 KOs).