The IBF-mandated super featherweight title fight between Tevin Farmer and Billy Dib looks to be official.
IT’S SHOWTIME— Billy The Kid (@BillyDib) June 4, 2018
IBF SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT
BILLY THE KID V TEVIN FARMER pic.twitter.com/uKf9soQOhd
The fight was originally for the interim title, but was upgraded after Kenichi Ogawa was stripped for a failed drug test.
Farmer (24-5-1, 5 KO) saw an 18-fight winning streak go up in smoke via controversial split decision against Ogawa, though it’s since been overturned to a No Contest. His only loss in the last six years came against Jose Pedraza.
Dib (43-4, 24 KO) is 4-0 (1 NC) since getting mulched by Takashi Miura in 2015. It is not entirely clear to me how he managed to become the top-ranked IBF contender, as he fought nobody of note in that span, but perhaps such things are beyond my ken.
It’s worth keeping an eye on Tim Tszyu (9-0, 7 KO), son of Kostya, as well. We’ll let you know if they manage to scrounge up any other Aussie standouts for the undercard.