Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

DiBella: Davis-Farmer 'Meaningful Possibility' For Late 2019

By Lem Satterfield

A grudge match of 130-pound southpaws between Baltimore’s WBA “super” champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and IBF counterpart Tevin Farmer is “probably inevitable” and “a meaningful possibility” for 2019, Farmer’s promoter, Lou DiBella told Tha Boxing Voice during a Tuesday podcast hosted by Nestor Gibbs, Ronald Goodall, Michael Gross and Mario Mungia.

“You could probably see a Gervonta Davis fight [with Farmer.] I think it’s probably inevitable,” said DiBella. “If it happens in 2019 it will be late in the year. It won’t be early because of Tevin’s contract with DAZN. But late in the year, it’s certainly a meaningful possibility.”

The 24-year-old Davis (20-0, 19 KOs) will pursue his 12th straight knockout and first defense on February 9 at The Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, against three-division champion Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs), who will make his 130-pound debut on Showtime.

 farmer-davis

Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KOs) earned his 21st consecutive victory and second defense against Francisco Fonseca (22-2-1, 19 KOs) last month at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In August, the 28-year-old Farmer traveled to Australia to win the vacant crown by near shutout (120-107, 119-108, 118-109) unanimous decision over Billy Dib, dropping the former IBF featherweight champion with a clean left hand in the ninth-round.

In October, Farmer scored two knockdowns during a fifth-round KO of Ireland’s James Tennyson (22-3, 18 KOs), ending the loser’s six fight winning streak, including five knockouts in a row. Tennyson was Farmer’s first KO since an eighth-round stoppage of Daulis Prescott in August 2015, a span of 38 months.

The 24-year-old Fonseca had won three straight since August 2017, when a one-knockdown, eighth-round stoppage loss to two-time 130-pound champion Davis ended his run of five straight stoppage wins.

Farmer has gone 20-0 with five knockouts since October 2012, when a seventh-round TKO as a late replacement to Puerto Rican Olympian Jose “Sniper” Pedraza improved the winner to 11-0 with seven knockouts.

A two-division title winner and current WBO 135-pound champion, Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) lost last month’s unification by two-knockdown, unanimous decision to WBA counterpart Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs), a three-division title-winner and two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist.

Davis’ seventh-round TKO dethroned Pedraza (January 2017), representing “Tank’s” eighth consecutive stoppage, claiming a world title in his first try and, at age 22, making him boxing’s youngest reigning champion. Davis also became the second youngest champion from his hometown of Baltimore and the first Baltimore boxer to hold a title in any division since Hasim Rahman upset Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight crown in April 2001.

For his initial IBF title defense in May 2017, Davis traveled to London, where he dropped and stopped previously undefeated southpaw Liam Walsh (21-1, 14 KOs) in the third round in front of Walsh’s hometown fans.

But Davis lost his crown on the scales before his second defense against Fonseca on the under card of Floyd Mayweather’s 10th-round TKO of Conor McGregor.

Davis became a two-time champion with April’s WBA "super" super featherweight title-earning two-knockdown third-round TKO of fellow southpaw Jesus Cuellar (28-3, 21 KOs), of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In victory over Cuellar, Davis returned to Barclays Center where he defeated Pedraza.

Mares had previously beaten Cuellar in December 2016 by split-decision for a WBA 126-pound title.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-11-2019

Davis would stop Farmer. Farmer got skills but his power is trash.

Comment by Butch.McRae on 01-10-2019

[QUOTE=Chrismart;19422650]Agree, I think it would be a one sided fight.[/QUOTE] I agree, Tank is going to destroy him whenever they fight. But the internet is a powerful tool for convincing casuals lol

Comment by Chrismart on 01-10-2019

[QUOTE=Hatesrats;19421731]Davis would destroy Farmer, Anyone really want to watch this fight??? Farmer couldnt punch his way out of a wet paper bag. Never understood why some want this match-up.[/QUOTE] Agree, I think it would be a one sided fight.

Comment by KTFOKING on 01-10-2019

[QUOTE=filup79;19422166]Do you really believe hes making 500k per fight with Hearn? He was just making 15k 2 years ago. I don't really believe this whole thing Hearn says about offering Tank more money to fight Farmer on DAZN. Farmer is…

Comment by filup79 on 01-10-2019

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;19421756]Did Farmer sign a three fight deal or something with DAZN? And the March fight would be the 3rd one on his contract? Farmer is getting paid a pretty penny being on DAZN. I mean he can take this one…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (27)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
For Fighter of The Decade, The BWAA Got it Right Daily Bread Mailbag: Charlo Bros, Spence-Crawford, More Makabu vs. Cieslak Back on Course For WBC Title on January 31 McCarter: Claressa Shields Lacks Power, Still Fights in Amateur Style Deontay Wilder Believes He's Far Too Dangerous To Do MMA Billy Joe Saunders Brings Back Ben Davison As Trainer Blair Cobbs vs. Samuel Kotey Set For Garcia-Fonseca DAZN Bill Claressa Shield's Wish-List Includes Headlining PPV, P4P Lists, MMA Kownacki: After Helenius, I Want The Wilder vs. Fury Winner! Shishkin Defeats Sierra On Points In Uneventful Bout Ergashev Knocks Out Estrella With Body Shot In First Round O'Quinn Out-Points Vasquez In 'ShoBox' Opener Spencer vs. Spring, Cota vs. Cornflake, Mielnicki - Weights Chris Colbert, Jezreel Corrales - Set For Showdown Julian Williams, Jeison Rosario - Ready For War in Philly Helenius: I've Fought Guys Like Kownacki - I Can Beat Him! Felix Verdejo, Christopher Diaz, Nova, Anderson - Weights Julian Williams-Jeison Rosario Weigh-In Results From Philadelphia Eleider Alvarez, Michael Seals - Ready For Battle Kownacki vs. Helenius is Official, March 7 at Barclays Center Steve Rolls vs. Shady Gamhour - UFC Fight Pass on Jan. 28 Williams Learned From Hurd's Mistakes In Handling Hometown Fight Michael Seals: They Wrote Me Off After TKO Loss To Rodriguez Joe Joyce May Have Warm-Up Bout Before Dubois Bout in April Jarrett Hurd: No Intention of Going To 160, I Want Williams Canelo Alvarez Is The BWAA 2019 Fighter Of The Year Floyd Mayweather Is The BWAA's Fighter Of The Decade Ja'Rico O'Quinn Vows To Make a Statement in ShoBox Clash James-Dulorme For 3rd WBA Welterweight Title 4/11 In Minneapolis Scott Quigg vs. Jono Carroll on March 7 in Manchester Parker's Trainer Expects Usyk To Perform Much Better in Next Time Tyson Fury: "If I Don't Knock Wilder Out, It Doesn't Count!" BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - January 17 Brandun Lee: I Need This Step Up In Competition Peter Kahn - A Boxing Success Story, 25 Years In The Making Jordan Gill Cleared After Health Scare, Hopes To Return In March Brook's Trainer Hopes Khan Clash Finally Happens - For The Fans Nearly 19 Years, 250 Editions Later, 'ShoBox' Still True To Mission Ja'Rico O'Quinn Aims To Impress in TV Debut on Showtime McGregor Very Interested in Pacquiao Clash at Allegiant Stadium
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement