Matchroom Boxing brings a title bout to Philly featuring a hometown hero, but Stallone won't be in this ring. See if the Pennsylvania native can successfully defend his title Friday as Tevin Farmer takes on Jono Carroll live on DAZN.
Farmer vs. Carroll is airing on Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Eastern time from the Liacouras Center in the City of Rocky Balboa — Philadelphia. This is a full-card event on DAZN, so be sure to tune in early and enjoy a packed card of boxing.
Tevin "American Idol" Farmer (28-4-1) is a champion who has been through a lot. He was a nursing student who gave up a chance at a stable career to take a chance on the fight game. Farmer lost his first pro fight to Oscar Santana eight years ago, and his career was almost over before it started. Once he got his career on track, Tevin appeared unstoppable. But after 18 straight wins, as he prepared for his shot at the IBF Super Featherweight title, Tevin Farmer was shot through the hand at a family event. He recovered, but went on to lose that match. However, his opponent failed a prefight drug test, and Farmer claimed that vacant title in his next match. He has retained the title ever since, and he puts it on the line again in this match.
Jono "King Kong" Carroll (16-0-1) is an intense character. The self proclaimed "Celtic Warrior" posts photos of movie mobsters and Spartan soldiers. Jono also openly discusses playing a psychological game in an effort to get a leg up on opponents, and it shows. But Carroll and Farmer appear to genuinely dislike each other. They've traded barbs long before they were matched up. They insult each other's dedication to boxing. DAZN produced a video to demonstrate how deep their beef is, only to have them upstage it with this "heated exchange" at the press conference.
Leading up to the main event is what may be the best female boxing match of the year so far. Katie Taylor (12-0) takes on Rose Volante (14-0) in a World Female Lightweight title unification bout. Taylor holds the IBF and WBA World titles, and Volante is the WBO World champion in the class. The fighter who remains undefeated at the end will hold all three titles, and become undisputed World Female Lightweight champion! The rest of the Friday night card, subject to change, features:
- Gabriel Rosado (24-11-1) vs Maciej Sulecki (27-1)
- D'Mitrius Ballard (19-0) vs Victor Fonseca (17-9-1)
- Luke Campbell (19-2) vs Adrian Yung (26-5-2)
- Daniyar Yeleussinov (5-0) vs Silverio Ortiz (37-23)
- John Joe Nevin (11-0) vs Andres Figueroa (9-3)
- Raymond Ford (debut) vs Weusi Johnson (3-10)
DAZN is the streaming sports service that does boxing the right way. Events like Farmer vs Carroll could previously have been part of a more expensive pay per view package. With DAZN, this matchup and more boxing, MMA, soccer and cricket are included in the regular subscription. DAZN will even have a nightly live look-in show for MLB starting soon. With over 100 fights per year, including major promotions from Bellator, Combate Americas, Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom USA and World Boxing Super Series, DAZN is for fight fans and sports lovers who also appreciate a good deal.
DAZN is widely available on a variety of devices, so getting the fights should be no sweat. Go mobile with your Android devices, iPhone or iPad. Settle in on your couch and watch DAZN on the big screen using Android TV, Apple TV (4th gen or 4K), Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, or smart TVs from LG, Samsung or Vizio. DAZN also supports game consoles including Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
DAZN is available for $10 per month. That is a knockout of a deal for any fight fan. Even better, you can get your first month, and Farmer vs Carroll, for free.
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