Tevin Farmer defended his IBF World Super Featherweight title against Jono Carroll at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on Friday March 15, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Farmer (29-4-1 6KOs) scored a wide-points unanimous decision over the tough-as-nails Irishman, Carroll.
Also in action on DAZN was top-rated and undefeated women’s champion, Katie Taylor who took on fellow undefeated champion, Rose Volante.
Taylore dominated and stopped Volante.
Check out the full-card results below.
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PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2019: 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, and Katie Taylor became the unified WBO, WBA, IBF Female Lightweight Champion after an late stoppage against Rose Volante. In a thrilling middleweight bout with both men hitting the canvas twice, Maciej Sulecki came out victorious after beating Gabriel Rosado by unanimous decision.
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.”
On her performance: “I thought it as a great performance. Volante is a tough opponent and she got the best out of me. We saw a great showcase for women’s boxing tonight.”
On going for the knockout: “That’s a problem. I need to stay composed but my coach is a genius. He kept me composed and we got it.”
On challenging for the fourth and final title of the division: “Let’s start talking about that fight. We have to get that next. She (Delfine Persoon) has the WBC and I want it. I would take Amanda Serrano or Cecilia Braekhus but I really want that last belt.”
On what happened in 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.”
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.”
Tevin Farmer vs. Jono Carroll
IBF Super Featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (29-4-1, 6 KOs) cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Jono Carroll (16-1-1, 3 KOs).
It was a great show by the champion as he dominated the entirety of the contest. The world has been waiting for both Gervonta Davis and Tevin Farmer to settle their differences in the ring and unify their titles. Let’s all hope that is the contest we get next.
Katie Taylor vs. Rose Volante
Katie Taylor (13-0, 6 KOs) added even more gold to her resume as she stopped Rose Volante (14-1, 8 KOs) in the ninth round of their contest.
With the win Taylor now has the WBO, WBA and IBF world Lightweight titles strapped around her waist. It will truly take a special fighter in order to dethrone the Irish born Taylor
Gabriel Rosado vs. Maciej Sulecki
Gabe Rosado (24-12-1, 14 KOs) came up short in his bid to upset Maciej Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) but he sure gave the fans one helluva show. Within the first 30 seconds of the contest Sulecki scored a quick knockdown.
It seemed as though Rosado would be in for a long night. Sulecki continually beat his man to the punch. In round 8 Sulecki scored yet another knockdown which seemed to really hurt his opponent. Rosado found a way to get out of the round but was seriously behind on the score cards.
Needing a miracle to get back in the fight Rosado delivered in the ninth round as he scored not one but two knockdowns. Sulecki seemed to be on his way to being put away but was saved by the bell. In the final round both fighters left it all in ring. When the final scores were read it was Rosado who was on the losing end of a close decision as the judges scored the bout 95-91 and two scores of 95-93 all in favor of Sulecki.
D’Mitrius Ballard vs. Victor Fonseca
D’Mitrius Ballard (20-0, 13 KOs) kept his extended his undefeated winning streak to 20 with a knockout win over Victor Fonseca (17-10-1, 14 KOs).
From the very beginning it was clear that Ballard had the edge in almost every category. Fonseca was punched with vicious shot after shot. In the fifth round Ballard really let his hands go while he had his man pinned against the ropes.
The referee was forced to put an end to the contest once it became clear that Fonseca was unable to defend himself.
Henry Lundy vs. Avery Sparrow
Avery Sparrow (10-1, 3 KOs) picked up the biggest win in his young career when he defeated former title challenger Henry Lundy (29-8-1, 14 KOs) at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Lundy got off to a rocky start as his opponent started things off aggressively. That aggression paid off in the second round as Sparrow scored two knockdowns in the period.
Lundy had his moments of success as well. In the third round he connected with a right hand that had his opponent on wobbly legs. Both men kept the pace going for the remainder of the fight but it was Sparrow who did just enough to eek out a victory. The scores read 95-93, 96-94 and 94-94.
Luke Campbell vs. Adrian Young
Lightweight contender Luke Campbell scored his. third victory in a row as he knocked out little known Adrian Young in the fifth round of their contest at the Liacouras Center.
It was a dominant showing from Campbell as he is looking to reestablish himself as a contender in the division. The mission was accomplished as Campbell dominated from start to finish.
Daniyar Yeleussinov vs. Silverio Ortiz
Daniyar Yeleussinov (6-0, 3 KOs) Won an epic eight round contest against Silverio Ortiz (37-24, 18 KOs). The contest was action packed from the start. Yeleussinov picked up a ton of steam as the contest continued as he was landing the harder shots. Ortiz however would not be denied as he found his own success landing some monster shots of his own.
Round 7 saw a bit of controversy occur as Yeleussinov landed a shot behind the head of his opponent. Ortiz needed several minutes to gain his composure before he was able to continue. When the fight resumed both men picked up where they left off. In the end it was Yeleussinov who got the victory as the scores read, 79-70 and two scores of 79-71.
In article photos by Marilyn Paulino/RX Water
Header photo by Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA