Farmer’s real-life Rocky story continues on Saturday


Tevin FarmerNew York, NY / Indio, Calif. (8/6/15) – This Saturday night, Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KO’s) continues his real-life Rocky story when the junior-lightweight contender takes on hard-hitting, former world title challenger Daulis Prescott (30-2, 22 KO’s). The bout, scheduled for 10 rounds, will be part of a three-fight HBO Latino telecast, taking place at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.

It is hard to think of another fighter in recent memory that has had as drastic a career turnaround as Farmer has had. Three years ago, Farmer’s record stood at 7-4-1, and he was considered nothing more than a tough Philly fighter who was a good opponent to match against up-and-coming prospects. Fast-forward three years and 12 impressive wins later and Farmer has not only emerged as one of the prospects he was once put in against, but as a legitimate contender.

In his most recent outing in April, Farmer dominated previously undefeated Angel Luna (10-0-1), winning an eight-round unanimous decision, in a bout that was shown live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. The win over Luna was Farmer’s third over a previously undefeated opponent during his 12-fight win streak, which dates back to October of 2012, when Farmer was stopped in eight by current IBF junior-lightweight champion Jose Pedraza.

In Prescott, Farmer meets his toughest opponent to date since taking on the aforementioned Pedraza. The bout is a true crossroads battle between two young contenders who simply cannot afford another loss at this point in their career if they want to take the next step up the ladder of the 130 lb. division. Prescott last tasted defeat in 2012, when he was stopped by one of boxing’s biggest punchers pound-for-pound, undefeated and reigning featherweight kingpin Nicholas Walters. Since the loss to Walters, Prescott has rattled off four consecutive victories, three inside the distance. Farmer knows that if he wants to continue his ascent up the ranks of the 130 lb. division and close in on a shot at the junior-welterweight title, he must not only win, but do so in impressive fashion come Saturday night.

“I am ready. This is a huge opportunity for me to show the world that I am truly one of the best 130 lb. fighters in all of boxing. This is a very tough and very dangerous fight. At this point in my career, though, those are the fights that I want, and I need to take me to the next level. Three years ago, no one believed in me or my ability. A world-title shot was fantasy. Now I am here on the doorstep. I know that Prescott is going to bring his best come Saturday night, but I have worked so hard to get to this point and I am not about to see all that hard work go down the drain. I am going to put on a spectacular performance, and I will be victorious on Saturday night,” said Farmer.

“This is a huge opportunity for Tevin. Prescott is a huge puncher and very dangerous. Tevin is on an unprecedented winning streak, and we expect that streak to continue on Saturday night. We want to thank HBO for this opportunity for Tevin to showcase his skills on HBO Latino,” said promoter Lou DiBella.

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