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Tevin Farmer toys with James Tennyson, stops him in five

Farmer completely outclassed Tennyson in his first title defense.


IBF junior lightweight titleholder Tevin Farmer scored a knockout of James Tennyson tonight on DAZN! That’s right, a knockout, in his first title defense! Farmer, who’s known as a smooth operator but not a puncher, promised that we would start seeing some stoppage wins, and he delivered.

Final CompuBox stats had Farmer landing 103 of 315 total punches (32.7%) with Tennyson landing 45 of 268 total punches (16.8%).

Farmer started out the fight quick, flashing his hand speed and hitting Tennyson with jabs, straights, hooks, uppercuts, and even the kitchen sink in the first round. From there Farmer would just continue picking Tennyson apart with punches, particularly to the body, and put Tennyson down in the fourth round with a liver shot.

In the following round Farmer would do more of the same, rattling off punches and stung Tennyson twice more with body shots. With it quickly becoming obvious that Tennyson was in too deep, the referee waved off the fight after Tennyson was again dropped by a body shot.

In the post-fight interview Farmer (27-4-1, 6 KOs) said he wants Gervonta Davis next, saying he has the belt (IBF), platform (DAZN), and the money to make it happen.

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