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Farmer outboxes Frenois-wants whoever next

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Farmer outboxes Frenois-wants whoever next

Saturday night in Arlington, IBF Super Featherweight champion Tevin Farmer took care of business in his one-sided victory against mandatory challenger Guillaume Frenois, winning the match by unanimous decision. The three judges turned in final scores of 119-108, and two cards at 116-111, but anyone in attendance of the College Park Center or watching the broadcast on DAZN realized that by the early rounds that Frenois was no match in his fourth defense of the title to retain. The scores itself would’ve been wider but in the 10th round Farmer would have a point deducted on a low blow.

Farmer (30-4-1, 6KOs) was putting on a jab and defensive clinic against Frenois (46-2-1, 12KOs) who even the broadcast questioned as a competitor. The final CompuBox stats confirm this with Farmer landing 167 of 636 total punches (26.3%) with Frenois landed only an insignificant 75 of 425 total punches (17.6%) over the 12-round battle.

The crowd during the post-match interview with Farmer was booing. Farmer after the fight played this no mind at all when speaking to DAZN’s Chris Mannix in the afterward:

“I don’t care about the crowd,” Farmer asserted. “I came in the fight, I fought, get paid. I don’t care if the fans boo. They gonna love me or they’re gonna hate me.”

Mannix asked about if this will set up a match now with Gervonta Davis, who finished his fight beforehand in Baltimore against Ricardo Nunez.

Davis in his post-fight airing on Showtime at the same time, “Tevin Farmer fought tonight. He’s probably still fighting right now.” It is worth noting that viewers who switched over from the start Farmer fight to the Davis fight not only saw that entire Davis contest but the last two rounds of the Farmer match when they switched back over.

He also chimed in that he was ready for Farmer and told Jim Gray in the ring, “I want Tevin. That’s a fight that can be made. Let’s get it on later this year.” 

Farmer was not as optimistic about the matchup happening when speaking to Mannix.

“If (a Davis fight) happens, it happens,” said Farmer, who is now unbeaten in his last 24 starts. “If it don’t, I don’t give a damn. I want all the champions. Miguel Berchelt, Jamel Herring shout out to him… who else? Gervonta Davis, let’s go.

“Tell him sign the contract so we can see at the end of the year (who is the best).”

Among those Farmer can face next and seems most likely given the tone Farmer had about a unification bout with Davis is also Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, who has been amongst the many that have been trading barbs with Farmer on social media.

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