Tag: Francisco Fonseca

Ryan Garcia Delivers 2020 Knockout of the Year Candidate

Undefeated Lightweight 🇺🇸Ryan Garcia takes the lead in 2020 for Knockout of the Year candidate with his devastating left hook that left Francisco Fonseca flat on his back staring into the black lights 1:20 into the first round.

“The fight didn’t last long, but I watched a video of Sugar Ray Robinson before coming into this fight, he did a little feint and he caught his opponent with a perfect left hook. So when I seen Fonseca move that way I just faked him a little bit and caught him clean with that left hook.”

-Ryan Garcia


Ryan Garcia Takes on Francisco Fonseca in Friday Headliner

By Jon Uddin✏

Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, top Lightweight prospect 🇺🇸Ryan Garcia (19-0-0, 16KO) will face one of the toughest opponents in his young career in Nicaragua’s 🇳🇮Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19KO). The two will square off in a 12 round lightweight contest. Continue reading “Ryan Garcia Takes on Francisco Fonseca in Friday Headliner”

Jon Uddin: 3 Quick Thoughts

By Jon Uddin✏

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Former Women’s Lightweight Champion 🇧🇪Delfine Persoon (44-2-0, 18KO👊) went down a division, winning the interim WBA Junior-Lightweight title over 🇳🇬Helen Joseph (17-4-2, 10KO👊) by 10 round unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 98-92) last Monday in Belgium.

It was Persoon’s first time back in the ring since…  Continue reading “Jon Uddin: 3 Quick Thoughts”

Undercard Watch: Tevin Farmer vs Francisco Fonseca

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.”

Tevin Farmer vs James Tennyson
Farmer defeats James Tennyson by 5th round TKO October 20th at the TD Garden in Boston. This was the first knockout since 2015 for Farmer.

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).

Fonseca took his only loss by 8th round knockout to Gervonta Davis in August of 2017 in Las Vegas.

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.”