Tevin Farmer boxes and punches his way to victory
Championship boxing returned to Philadelphia on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center as IBF Super Featherweight Titlist Tevin Farmer successfully defended his belt going toe-to-toe with Jono Carroll.
In a thrilling middleweight bout with both men hitting the canvas twice, Maciej Sulecki came out victorious after beating Gabriel Rosado by unanimous decision.
Tevin Farmer on his performance: “It was a good performance, even when I am at my best, I will think I need to improve. He talked a lot but he showed up. That was a great fight.”
On fighting his fight at times: “ You see, I boxed when I wanted to but I went inside when I wanted to. I wanted to go inside and see what he was hitting for, we had a lot of words. But he has a lot of heart and he showed it.”
On fighting Gervonta Davis: “Honestly, I don’t care. I handled business tonight. We go back behind the scenes and we will talk. This fight has been building since 2014. He and I have built this fight up. We both deserve this money. So, yes, I do want to fight Gervonta Davis, but we need to make sure the money is right.”
Maciej Sulecki on what happened in the 9th round:
“I don’t know why, it was stupid, my coach told me that this all very stupid. When I started to fall short, I started to box.” On overall performance: “I’m not happy, this wasn’t a good fight. I lost concentration, but I’m very happy.”
On fighting Andrade next: “Yeah I want Demetrius Andrade next. I want to fight him and become world champion. I’m ready.”
Gabriel Rosado on how he was able to change the fight: “I thought by the middle rounds I turned it around. In the middle rounds I fought well, applied pressure. I had a 10-8 round, closed it by the time I got to the ninth, and closed hard in the tenth. I don’t know man, what can I do.” On Sulecki figuring him out earlier than expected: “I mean not really, he’s a seasoned fighter, but I was landing my right hand, I was throwing jabs, throwing shots to the body. I was throwing subtle veteran moves. I mean I thought I won, you can hear the crowd.”
12-Round IBF World Super Featherweight Title Bout @ 130 lbs. Tevin Farmer vs. Jono Carroll Tevin Farmer (29-4-1, 6 KOs) defeats Jono Carroll (16-1-1, 3 KOs) by unanimous decision (117-110, 117-111, 117-111)
10-Round Middleweight Bout @ 160 lbs. Gabriel Rosado vs. Maciej Sulecki Maciej Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) defeats Gabriel Rosado (24-12-1, 14 KOs) by unanimous decision (95-91, 95-91, 95-93)