Two champions with rising recognition. Two title defenses. And the most effective half is will probably be a homecoming for one of many champs.
Tevin Farmer will put his IBF tremendous featherweight title on the road, headlining a Matchroom Boxing card in his hometown of Philadelphia in opposition to a soon-to-be-named opponent throughout St. Patrick’s Day weekend in March, dwell on DAZN.
The identical card can have WBA/IBF ladies’s light-weight champion Katie Taylor going through WBO champ Rose Volante in a title unification bout.
Though Farmer’s opponent hasn’t been introduced but, it might very effectively wind up being Irish boxer Jono Carroll, considering Farmer tweeted “he has been speaking loopy, so, I’m [gonna] make it occur” simply final week.
After capturing the IBF crown through a unanimous determination over Billy Dib in August, Farmer closed out the 12 months with profitable title defenses in opposition to James Tennyson in October (fifth-round TKO) and Francisco Fonseca in December (unanimous determination). A 3rd title protection would seemingly carry the 28-year-old Farmer (28-4, 6 KOs) one step nearer to a title unification bout with the winner of the Gervonta Davis-Abner Mares bout on Feb. 9. Farmer has pressed Davis for a battle a number of instances, which might make a doable title unification bout between the 2 all of the extra savory.
The 32-year-old Taylor (12-0, 5 KOs) had 4 victories in 2018, capped by a unanimous determination victory over Eva Wahlstrom on the identical Dec. 15 evening that had Farmer defeating Fonseca on the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Rocky Fielding undercard at Madison Sq. Backyard. At 36, the Brazilian champ, Volante (14-0, eight KOs), is coming off a TKO victory over Yolis Marrugo Franco in September. Their bout will crown an undisputed champ at light-weight.
The complete St. Patrick’s Day weekend Matchroom Boxing card on DAZN is predicted to be introduced quickly.