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Tevin Farmer ordered to face Guillaume Frenois next

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The IBF has officially ordered Tevin Farmer to make a mandatory defense.

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Tevin Farmer v Jono Carroll Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

IBF super featherweight titleholder Tevin Farmer will have to take care of his mandatory next, as the sanctioning body have officially ordered him to defend against Guillaume Frenois.

Negotiations are to be completed by May 7 or it will go to purse bid.

Farmer (29-4-1, 6 KO) was allowed to make an optional defense on March 15 against Jono Carroll, which resulted in a decision win for Farmer in Tevin’s hometown of Philadelphia, his third successful defense since winning the belt over Billy Dib last August in Australia.

The agreement was that he would then defend against Frenois (46-1-1, 12 KO), a 35-year-old French veteran who is coming off of a draw against Carroll in December. Frenois has just the one loss, on the road in Italy against Devis Boschiero in 2013, but has fought almost his entire pro career at home in France. He’s a former European champion but has ever really fought on the world level at all.

If and when Farmer-Frenois gets made, it will likely stream on DAZN for U.S. viewers.