Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Gervonta Davis, Tevin Farmer, Diaz Continue To Trade Words

By Jake Donovan

The super featherweight three-way of Gervonta Davis, Tevin Farmer and Joseph Diaz continue to save their best talk for when the others already have booked their next fights.

All three have managed to begin the week by renewing claims of wanting to face one another. It began on Sunday, when Farmer—who next defends his version of the 130-pound title versus France’s Guillaume Frenois on July 27 in Arlington, Tex.—publicly floated an idea for his next fight.

“Me and Joseph Diaz should fight in October,” tweeted the Philadelphia-bred southpaw, referring to the 2012 U.S. Olympian with whom he’s been feuding for the past few months.

farmer-davis

The two exchanged hard words in person during fight week for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s eventual 12-round win over Daniel Jacobs in their World middleweight championship clash at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where Diaz appeared on the undercard in a knockout win over Freddy Fonseca.

Little else was said beyond fight night. Farmer remained in talks for his mandatory title defense versus Frenois (46-1-1, 12KOs) which will land July 27 on DAZN. With that fight in queue, Farmer is ready to line up his next defense, seemingly with a willing participant.

“Send the contract over, I’m wit’ it,” replied Diaz (28-1, 14KOs), who has won three straight since his lone career loss, versus featherweight titlist Gary Russell Jr. last May. “Man, I’mma beat Tevin Farmer’s a**.”

Farmer’s next fight happens to take place on the same night that Davis (21-0, 20KOs) will appear atop a Showtime card in his Baltimore (Md.) hometown. The unbeaten southpaw will also make a mandatory title defense on July 27, as he faces Panama’s Ricardo Nuñez in a long overdue homecoming title fight.

A press conference for the event is scheduled for Wednesday, but the 24-year old knockout artist was in the mood to generate headlines a few days early. A long-standing feud between Davis and Farmer has existed through social media and nearly played out in real life when the two were in each other’s presence as spectators for an April 2017 show in Oxon Hill, Md.

All that’s come of the confrontation since then has been more talk, up to an including Monday afternoon when Davis announced his next move.

“[M]e and Tevin both fight [July] 27th I’m calling him out after my (fight),” Davis stated on Monday. “[I]f we don’t fight by the end of the year I’m knocking him out whenever I see him[,] on my daughter… since he want to keep talking and da promotion not trying to make the shit happen.”

Naturally, Farmer couldn’t resist taking the bait—not that it requires much prompting.

“P***y you wouldn’t dare,” insisted the 28-year old, who makes the fourth defense of his title he claimed just last August. “You ain’t crazy. We can meet whenever. We ain’t gotta wait ‘til after no fight!”

As the two extended additional offers to fight beyond the ropes, there came the reminder of the very real opportunity to actually settle this in the ring and for plenty of cash.

“You’ve had [three] offers now and the last one was BIG,” noted Eddie Hearn, who co-promotes Farmer along with Lou DiBella. “We’ve had none (from Mayweather Promotions, Davis’ promoter). “Let’s get these July fights won then get it made.”

The last offer extended by Hearn came shortly after Farmer’s last win, a 12-round nod over Jono Carroll this past March in his Philly hometown.

Davis had already fought by that point, tearing through late replacement Hugo Ruiz in one round and awaiting word on his next move. As both are saddled with mandatory defenses, a unification bout would’ve easily trumped the pair of perceived mismatches instead being offered to boxing fans.

Instead, we remain stuck with more of ‘see you next time’ from all involved parties.

“I been ready I’m ready now and [I}will be ready after July,” promises Davis, who makes the second defense of his second tour as a 130-pound titlist. “[L]et’s make it happen.”

Three boxers, plenty of words spoken, zero fights produced among them. Now more than ever, it’s time for some action.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by j.razor on 06-19-2019

[QUOTE=powershots;19840763]Tank Davis will KO Farmer. Farmer fights very amateurish like Amir Khan. Tank will be too much for him IMO.[/QUOTE] I would probably bet that fight goes the distance.

Comment by j.razor on 06-19-2019

[QUOTE=daggum;19840742]sharmba is not a bigger or better fish and for far less money. same with judah coming off an embarrassing loss instead of marg who had been #1 for 3 years oh well...bigger and better right? rewriting history! there are…

Comment by j.razor on 06-19-2019

[QUOTE=ceylon mooney;19840716]dunno bout scared, but a while back mayweather threatened to make davis fight lomachenko, and davis STFU real quick. id really dig seein [B]davis fight lomachenko, berchelt, farmer[/B], any a these guys. but...[B]lomachenko would humiliate him, and i think…

Comment by j.razor on 06-19-2019

[QUOTE=Htown-Finest;19840313]Other than Fury vs wilder. Tell your master Haymon to make the fights happen Loma and Crawford would arguably beat your Kings network stable Make the fights happen. DAZN And ESPN looks like there collaborating more. Farmer Vs tank should…

Comment by j.razor on 06-19-2019

[QUOTE=deanrw;19840142]You do realize that Floyd only did that as a way to put Tank in his place?[/QUOTE] Maybe so but if Tank would of said yes then we would of had the fight. Floyd wouldn't of stopped it from happening.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (65)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
UFC's Dana White Unloads on Boxing, Says It's Very "F--ked Up" Jacobs: Benavidez Strongest, Plant Most Beatable Of 168-Pound Champs Saunders: No Excuse For My Actions, In Poor Taste, I Apologize WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Sugar Ray Robinson Blasts Fernando Vargas in Five Hearn Discusses The Status of Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev Japan’s Rookie Of The Year Tournament Postponed Due To COVID-19 Pacquiao Angered By Leaked Letter, Wants Full Investigation Hearn on Saunders Domestic Violence Video: It Was So Idiotic! Tokyo Olympics Rescheduled For July 23-August 8, 2021 Vazquez: Second Fight With Marquez Is My Favorite, Without A Doubt Saunders Suspended By British Boxing Board For Controversial Video Mikey Garcia: I Would Fight Pacquiao Similar To How Marquez Did Whyte-Povetkin, Usyk-Chisora Cards Pushed Back Due To COVID-19 Thurman: I Wanna Become Complete Monster Again, Dominate Welterweight Division Luke Campbell Staying Patient, But Fears Title Shot May Never Come Horn vs. Tszyu: Both Sides Open To Doing Closed Doors Fight Hearn Confident Boxing Recovers, Not Sure Every Promoter Will De La Hoya Calls On Mayweather For Push-Up Contest To Battle Coronavirus Michael Hunter Ready To Face Charles Martin in Final Eliminator Live Boxing Returns In Japan; Boxing Companies Elsewhere Dip Into Their Archives Sergio Martinez Postpones June 6 Comeback Due To COVID-19 Pandemic Anthony Crolla "Absolutely Heartbroken" After Gym Burns Down Pacquiao Hopes Countrymen Will Follow Social Distancing Guidelines WBSS Fantasy Tournament: The Middleweights Are Up Next Boxing Hall of Fame To Enshrine 2020, 2021 Classes in June of 21 Devin Haney Not Buying Tyson Fury Glove Rumors Angelo Rottoli Passes Away at 61, Loses Battle With Coronavirus WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Mike Tyson Shocks Muhammad Ali Anthony Yarde's Father Dies of Coronavirus, Urges Everyone To Stay Home Israel Vazquez: I Nearly Retired After First Fight With Marquez Devin Haney's Rehab Coming Along Well, Targets July Return Mikey Garcia: It's Almost Impossible For Me To Get Title Fight At 140 Ryan Garcia: "I'm Going To F--king Knock Linares' Ass Out" Davison: Canelo-Saunders Will Boil Down To Who's The Smarter Fighter Frank Warren Hopes Boxing Is Back In 3 Months: "There Are No Answers" Boxing Without Boxing: Michael Carbajal vs. Muangchai Kittikasem: 07/29/90 Oleksandr Khyzhniak Elected To AIBA Athlete's Commission Joseph Parker: Oleksandr Usyk is a Fighter I Want To Fight! Kell Brook: Terence Crawford Wants The Fight, Arum Does Too Boxing Grinds To a Halt: The Present, The Past, and The Future
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement