One of the best junior lightweights returns to the ring for his 2019 debut, as Tevin Farmer puts his IBF junior lightweight title on the line, when he faces Jono Carroll on Friday at the Liacouras Center in Farmer's hometown of Philadelphia, live and exclusively on DAZN. In the co-main event, WBA/IBF women’s lightweight champion Katie Taylor will face WBO champion Rose Volante in a title unification bout.
This will mark the fourth time Farmer (28-4-1 no contest, 6 KOs) competes since his championship win over Billy Dib last August. If the 28-year-old can get by Carroll, it would mark his third straight title defense and continue the chatter for a title unification with either WBA champion Gervonta Davis or WBO titleholder Andrew Cancio.
Carroll (16-0, 3 KOs) looks to squash those plans. The 26-year-old earned the title shot by going to a split draw against Guillaume Frenois in December.
Tevin Farmer vs. Jono Carroll will take place Friday, March. 15. The undercard is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET. followed by the main card at 9 p.m.
Tevin Farmer and Jono Carroll will fight at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
Tevin Farmer record and bio
Born: July 30, 1990
Total fights: 33
Record: 28-4-1 with one no-contest and six knockouts.
Jono Carroll record and bio
Name: Jono Carroll
Born: April 12, 1992
Total fights: 17
Record: 16-0-1 with three knockouts.
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