Tevin Farmer is set to fight for the third time in four months Saturday, when he defends his IBF super featherweight title against Francisco Fonseca on the Canelo-Rocky undercard at Madison Square Garden, streaming live on DAZN.
Farmer (27-4-1, 6 KO) is on a big run, and before his first title defense on Oct. 20 in Boston, he talked a big game about showing more power. It seemed a little silly — Farmer is 28 and fighters basically who they are by then — but then he went out and dominated James Tennyson, stopping his challenger in the fifth round.
Farmer says he wants to do it even quicker this weekend.
“I’m looking to do the same thing that I did to Tennyson, but much faster,” he said. “I’m on another level and people are starting to realize. Right now, I’m just trying to make history with every fight. Dec. 15 I will show everyone once again that I am one of the best in the world.”
If the Philadelphia native is successful on Saturday, there’s been a lot of talk about him potentially facing Gervonta Davis in a unification fight in 2019 — something that Fonseca feels Farmer is looking past him toward, in fact.
But one suspects that Farmer — who was never really supposed to get here and seems to appreciate his status more than groomed young stars might — does indeed have his eye on the prize, and knows that there’s no big fight with Davis if he falters against Fonseca.