Tevin Farmer (27-4-1, 6KO) vs Francisco Fonseca (22-1-1, 16KO)
IBF Super Featherweight Title (Farmer 2nd defense)
Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer will put his IBF Super Featherweight title on the line for the second time in two months against Francisco Fonseca Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Overall, this will be the third fight in four months for Farmer, his last fight ending in a fifth round TKO victory over James Tennyson at the TD Garden in Boston in October. The fight will be the main undercard on the Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding card.
The stoppage of Tennyson gave Farmer only his sixth knockout out in 32 fights, but it was the beginning of what he says is a new dimension to his skill set. “Punching power’s a definite improvement over my past two fights. I’ve been sitting down on my shots and turning them over.”
The southpaw from the “City of Brotherly Love” says he has every intention of improving on the power play Saturday night.
“I’m looking to do the same thing that I did to Tennyson, but much faster. I’m on another level and people are starting to realize it. December 15th I will show everyone once again that I am one of the best in the world.”
Across the ring, the Philly native will be looking at his opposition in Costa Rica’s Francisco Fonseca, who is coming in looking to deliver a huge upset in New York. Much of the talk at Super Featherweight right now centers around a future matchup with Farmer and WBA champion Gervonta Davis of Baltimore, who ironically is the only man to defeat Fonseca (8th round KO).
Having won his last three fights by technical knockout, Fonseca has promised that he is prepared to go toe to toe with Farmer and leave with the belt.
“I see his focus is on Gervonta Davis, not on me…I hope you’re prepared so we can give the public a great fight. In the name of God, I’ll be the new IBF World Champion. I’ll guarantee my name will never be forgotten by the people that watch us fight and I’m ready to make history.”