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Tarimo eyeing winner of Farmer-Diaz

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Tarimo eyeing winner of Farmer-Diaz

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Tarimo eyeing winner of Farmer-Diaz

Bruno Tarimo, who is guided by Australian boxing supremo Tony Tolj, had arguably one of the best 2019’s for an Australian fighter. His year began with a victory over Australian Olympian Joel Brunker, with Brunker retiring in the aftermath of the IBF Australasian super featherweight fight.

Tarimo then went on the road, challenging for the IBF International title in Serbia, and against all odds emerging with a well-deserved points victory. His year concluded with a victory over highly-rated Nathanial May in Sydney last December.

Tarimo in speaking about his 2019, “Firstly, I have to thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for giving me all the opportunities to become a champion, and I am glad that he gave me the strength to emerge victoriously in my last three fights.

“I have worked very hard with my trainers Tony Nobbs , Benji Dimitrioski, Craig Wilson and Angelo Hyder and my training partners Billel Dib and the Moloney brothers who have pushed me so hard and I have improved so much working with them.

“I finally have to thank my manager Tony Tolj for getting me the fights. He has worked so hard for me and I am very grateful to him for helping me become a champion and now I want to get the big fights in 2020. I can fight anywhere between 122-130 pounds. I am ready and waiting.”

Tarimo has now entered the IBF world ratings at super featherweight, a division that sees Tevin Farmer clash with Jojo Diaz in Miami this January, and the Australian based Tarimo discussed possible clashes in 2020.

The IBF #14 ranked Tarino said, “I want to fight for a world title in 2020 and I believe I can win a world title. I’d like to fight the winner of Farmer and Diaz and I would put on a very exciting fight for the fans that would definitely make people want to watch more of me all over the world.

“I can go down as low as 122 so if any of the champions at featherweight and super bantamweight wanted to fight me I would do. I will travel anywhere to fight anybody I have shown that, but I believe I will push any of the world champions at super bantam, feather and super featherweight and I believe I will be a world champion in the future.”

Marquis Johns

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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