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Farmer vs Carroll: Fighters on weight in Philadelphia

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tomorrow night’s card from Philadelphia is set, with two world titles on the line, one fight likely leading to another world title fight later this year, and another featuring a mandatory challenger.

The fights will stream live tomorrow night on DAZN.

The main event will see Philly’s own Tevin Farmer defend his IBF super featherweight title against Ireland’s Jono Carroll. Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KO) weighed in at 129.7 pounds, with Carroll (16-0-1, 3 KO) coming in at 129.2, both a shade under the 130-pound limit.

There’s been plenty of jawing between Farmer and Carroll at the press events, and that didn’t stop at the weigh-in, as the two fighters got right in each others faces to keep talking trash. It’ll be settled tomorrow night.

The co-feature is a lightweight unification fight between Ireland’s Katie Taylor, who holds the WBA and IBF titles, and Brazil’s Rose Volante, the WBO titleholder. Taylor (12-0, 5 KO) weighed in at 133.9 pounds, with Volante (14-0, 8 KO) at 133.2, both comfortably under the 135-pound limit.

A minor WBO middleweight title is on the line between Philly veteran Gabriel Rosado and Poland’s Maciej Sulecki, but bigger than that belt itself is the idea that the winner will likely face WBO middleweight titleholder Demetrius Andrade in June. Rosado (24-11-1, 14 KO) weighed in at 159.5, with Sulecki (27-1, 11 KO) at 159.6.

The show will also feature the return of British lightweight contender Luke Campbell, who is currently the WBC mandatory challenger, as he takes on Mexico’s Adrian Young in a 10-round bout with a catchweight of 138 pounds. Campbell (19-2, 15 KO) weighed in at 137.8, with Young (26-5-2, 20 KO) at 138.1, which didn’t seem to bother anyone even as Young indicated he was extremely willing to strip nude if need be.

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