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Carroll, Frenois Battle To a Split Draw, Neither Lands Farmer Shot

Sheffield Arena, Sheffield - In an IBF super featherweight final eliminator, Jono Carroll (16-0-1, 3 KOs) and Guillaume Frenois (46-2, 12 KOs) to a twelve round split draw. The scores were 115-113 for Frenois, 115-113 for Carroll and 114-114.

Carroll was coming off a TKO win over Declan Geraghty in June.

And Frenois entered the ring with a 15 fight win streak since suffering his first career defeat back in September 2013 to Devis Boschiero.

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Neither boxer becomes the mandatory challenger to IBF world champion Tevin Farmer, who makes a voluntary defense of his title on December 15 against Francisco Fonseca - as  part of the Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding undercard at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Carroll started well in the early going, but eventually the boxing of Frenois was giving him fits. Frenois was using his jab and more accurate punches to take rounds.

Carroll began to rally with more pressure and hard punches in the ninth round. Both fighters had sustained cuts early on in the fight and those injuries were bleeding.

The action was very close as the championship rounds played out. Carroll was working hard with his aggressive style of boxing and his harder punches, but Frenois was boxing, moving and using sharp punches. The fight appeared to be up for grabs in the twelfth round, and both boxers were fighting hard to secure the title shot opportunity.

Also on the card, Olympian Anthony Fowler (9-0, 8 KOs) crushed Jose Carlos Paz (23-8) in the first round with a left hook to the body. And Kid Galahad (26-0, 15 KOs) stayed on pace to a featherweight world title shot with a stay-busy eight round unanimous decision over  Brayan Mairena (10-5).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Scipio2009 on 12-09-2018

[QUOTE=Kezzer;19339963]He suggested afterwards he would try and setup so carol has shot first but both men get a shot as they drew - but would be dependent on the governing boards decision[/QUOTE] Both are in the IBF's top 10, making…

Comment by GlassJoey on 12-09-2018

I think Farmer will fear neither of them after last night

Comment by Kezzer on 12-09-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;19338343]Another Eddie Hearn setup goes bust, lol. For all the love that Farmer has been given, it's clear as day that the plan was to feed Farmer a few Brits on DAZN, before using that momentum to then try and…

Comment by DaNeutral. on 12-09-2018

Carroll would not beat Farmer. Carroll is not world title material even if some of the belt holders in his division might be seen as beatable. Carroll lost last night.

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 12-09-2018

This fight was a mandatory challenge soft touch to Tevin Farmer via class-D domestic fighters that fail. What is your next move Eddie Hearns and Dibella.:beerchug:

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