Joseph Diaz Jr took the IBF junior lightweight title from Tevin Farmer on Jan. 30 in Miami with a career-best performance, winning his first world title, and the two have gone back-and-forth on social media since then. That’s still going on, as they traded words again.
“Tevin Farmer needs to shut up,” Diaz wrote on Instagram. “I put his ass in his place after all that shit he was talking. New 130-pound champ! I promise y’all my next fight I’m going in.”
Farmer, though, saw it and was quick to reply.
“Shut ya bitch ass up,” Farmer said. “I have a rematch clause and you writing to the IBF trying to get out of the fight. Tell (the fans) that. You know you won’t win a rematch. Stop it. You have to fight me.”
Diaz (31-1, 15 KO) has reportedly looked to get a voluntary first defense instead of the immediate rematch with Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KO), and he’s certainly floated different ideas out there, but nothing has been finalized or anything, and by all accounts he will have to rematch Farmer or give up his belt, which he surely doesn’t want to do.
Diaz also recently signed an advisory deal with MTK Global, but is still promoted by Golden Boy.