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Tevin Farmer wins hometown title defense

Farmer defends title at home

IBF super featherweight world champion Tevin Farmer (29-4-1 6KOs) was forced to dig deep in his hometown title defense against a game Jono Carroll (16-1-1 3KOs) in a main event bout from The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pa, on a card promoted by Matchroom USA, and shown by DAZN, the upstart streaming sports app.

Farmer lost a few early rounds trying to get into rhythm as the pressure of Carroll was troubling, but Farmer did good work to the body to separate himself from Carroll, as Carroll had one gear, forward and Farmer had much more.

The bout was close with swing rounds, but Farmer seemed to solidly win it.

The judges saw the bout 117-111, 117-111 and 117-110 for Farmer.

Taylor holds three of four titles

In a scheduled 10-round women’s lightweight world title unification bout , Katie Taylor (13-0 6 KOs) battered Rose Volante (14-1 8 KOs) into submission after a nine-round beating. Taylor dropped Volante in the first round, and was too fast, too strong and too talented for Volante, who just had no answers besides being tough.

The win now secured Taylor three of the four major world titles in the women’s lightweight division as she hold the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles. The only remaining title Taylor doesn’t have is the WBC lightweight title which Delfine Persoon holds, Persoon fought last week stopping Melissa St. Vil in the seventh round.

Sulecki next for ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade

Middleweight Maciej Sulecki, Warsaw (28-1 11 KOs) won the Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade sweepstakes with a unanimous decision over Gabriel Rosado (24-12-1 14 KOs) in a quality ten-round fight. Rosado went down in the first round as well as the eighth but saw Rosado send Sulecki to the canvas twice in the ninth round. The only thing that stopped Rosado from stopping Sulecki in the ninth round was the bell as Sulecki was ready to get up out of there.

The scores were all over the places as they had it all for Sulecki, but with scores of 95-93, 95-91 and 95-93.


Luke Campbell (20-2 16 KOs) stopped Adrian Young (26-6-2 20 KOs) in five rounds with the stoppage coming at 1:37. Campbell is the number one contender for the WBC lightweight world title that Mikey Garcia currently holds.

Featherweight Raymond Ford (1-0) won his first fight by four-round unanimous decision over Weusi Johnson (3-11).

Welterweight Daniyar Yeleussinov (6-0 3 KOs) beat Silverio Ortiz (37-24 18 KOs) via an eight-round unanimous decision.

Lightweight Avery Sparrow (10-1, 3 KOs) got the biggest win of his career defeating veteran Hank Lundy (29-8-1 14 KOs) in a 10-round battle. The bout was a majority decision with one judge having it a draw.

Super middleweight D’Mitrius Ballard (20-0, 13 KOs) stopped Victor Fonseca (17-10-1 14 KOs) in five rounds. Ballard had knocked out Fonseca three years prior in Indio, Ca.

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