Category Archives: Tevin Farmer

Tevin Farmer will move up in weight to fight Ivan Redkach at the Barclays Center – Who Wins?

On July 30, 2016, Tevin Sucessful Farmer(21-4-1, 5 ko’s) takes a big step in his journey towards a world title fight. The upcoming assignment has the 25-year-old Philadelphian moving up in weight to face Premier Boxing Champions backed lightweight Ivan El Terribel Redkach (19-1, 15 ko’s) over 10 rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NYC. Public opinion is split with some calling it easy work for the “American Idol” while others saying he is about to run into a Ukranian buzz saw. Vegas has yet to release odds.

This one is a tale of two fighters trending in different directions. Not long ago, many were calling Redkach a “can’t miss” prospect. The former Olympian (representing Ukraine) kicked off his pro career with an 18-0 record and looked good in the process. Today, not everyone is so sure of that label as the now Los Angeles based fighter has gone 1-1-1 in his last three fights, being stopped once and most recently boxing to a draw with the unknown Luis Cruz of Puerto Rico.

Tevin Farmer shines in his first Broadway performance. The top 10 awaits…

On March 30, 2016, business brought me to “The Crossroads of the World” – Times Square, New York City. It just so happened that while I was in town, DiBella Entertainment was hosting a special Wednesday night boxing event that had North Philly Jr. Lightweight contender Tevin Farmer in a featured bout. The venue was B.B. King Blues Club on W 42nd street in midtown Manhattan, a short cab ride away from where I was staying on the Upper East Side. With a last minute media pass secured and a suite already checked-in, I was making an impromptu trip to Broadway to watch a hometown fighter get his feet wet on the big stage.

On this evening, the only thing standing between Farmer and a top ten in the world rating and NABF gold was a Mexican journeyman named Gamaliel Diaz. Farmer won 13 consecutive fights coming into this one. Number 14 would likely springboard him into a new tax bracket.

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Tevin Farmer makes his Broadway debut this Wednesday with the NABF Jr. lightweight title on the line.

With one more win, North Philly’s Tevin Farmer will be recognized around the world as a legitimate contender in the 130 pound division. The 25-year-old southpaw has gotten the job done on under cards and he has won on the road. Now he finally get the chance to headline a show in a bright light city that will run you out-of-town if you aren’t for real.

On Wednesday March 30, 2016 – Farmer and the Club 1957 team will head to midtown Manhattan as the main event in the upcoming edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series from the famed B.B. King Blues Club. The opponent is a Mexican veteran named Gamaliel Diaz (39-13-3, 18KO’s). The Jr. Welterweight NABF title is up-for-grabs in this 10-round showcase. The table has been set for him to succeed, now it is in the hands of the fighter to make it happen.

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Six Philly & Area Super Feather & Lightweights to Keep an Eye On

By Ken Hissner

They come from Camden, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and Reading, PA, and all six can fight. They have a combined record of 79-7-8, with 32 knockouts.

Jason Sosa 2015JASON SOSA, 18-1-3 (14) of Camden, NJ, has a Dec. 19 date with Nicholas Walters, 26-0 (21), of Montego Bay, Jamaica, the former WBA Featherweight Champion.  They collide over 10 rounds—or less—at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.   Heavyweights Bryant “By By” Jennings, of Philadelphia, and Luis Ortiz, of Havana, Cuba, meet in the main event.

Ranked No. 8 by the IBF and No. 13 in the WBO, Sosa faces his biggest test against Walters, who lost his title in June when he failed to make the 126-pound featherweight limit.  Walters has fought over the featherweight limit in 10 of his 26 fights.

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Tevin Farmer schools Luna to win his 12th in a row

Philly Keith Sports was live on location at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut – the site where Tevin Sucessful Farmer dropped some sweet science on a willing yet unrefined Angel Luna – winning a wide unanimous decision in front of a live national audience.

It was all Farmer, all night long in this one. Luna spent the night charging in head first looking for a knockout. Farmer was slippery in the pocket, placing meaningful shots without taking a whole lot in return. The contrast of styles made a TV friendly fight despite the wide range in the scorecards. Two judges scored it 80-72 and a third saw it 79-73 for Farmer.

The victory marks 12 in a row for the North Philly southpaw. This may have been his best showing to date. Salute! Photos by John Ryan

Tevin Farmer vs Angel Luna 2015 (2) Tevin Farmer vs Angel Luna 2015

Double shot of Philly Boxing Tonight. Tevin Farmer on ESPN, Tyrone Brunson on CBS

It’s a double shot of Philly boxing tonight. Two fights on two networks televising two careers trending in opposite directions. All it takes is one impressive showing to open new doors.

Local product Tevin Farmer (18-4-1, 4 ko’s) will kick things off by opening this week’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights. The “American Idol” travels to the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to face undefeated Angel “El Gato” Luna (10-0-1, 6 ko’s) in an 8-round junior lightweight contest. On the other side of the country, North Philly’s Tyrone Brunson (22-4-1, 21 ko’s) gets a final shot at glory when he takes on Ireland’s Dennis Hogan (20-0-1, 7 ko’s) in a 10 round Jr. Middleweight match up on the CBS Sports Network from the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.

After a rough start to his career, Farmer is riding the wave of an 11 fight win streak. Since teaming up with Club 1957 management, he has rebooted his career to the point where Star Boxing saw enough to sign him to a promotional contract. Since then, Farmer has taken his show on the road with his three most recent wins coming outside of his home base of Philadelphia. The run has some believing that the southpaw has the potential to compete against upper level competition.

Luna, a former officer in the Dominican Navy, is facing his first opponent with a winning record. His undefeated record looks nice on paper but tonight it is time to scratch beneath the surface and see how he reacts against a fighter who is coming to win. At the moment, the 25-year-old is a bit of a mystery. The world will know a whole lot more come Saturday.

After the Farmer – Luna fight – flip the switch over to CBS to check in on boxing’s triumphant return to free, network television. The main event is full of sub plots. It has been a long, twisted journey in the boxing world for Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson. The North Philly native started his career by setting a world record – knocking out his first 19 opponents in the first round. The latest chapter will read that he travels to Hinckley, Minnesota take part in the main event of the second live boxing show on CBS since the 1990’s.

Don’t get it twisted, the purpose of this bout is to showcase Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan who is being put in a prime opportunity to cash in on American love for exciting Irish fighters. Promoter Greg Cohen has gone to great lengths to put this boxing card on TV for free in front of a worldwide audience. Hogan is the promotional backed boxer and clear favorite in this contest.

As the world knows, Brunson started out red-hot. But once it was revealed that his record was paper thin, things got real in a hurry. Without going into specifics, the facts show that Brunson is 3-4-1 in his last 8 bouts. While that is average at best, there are some who still believe that he has special talent. Those who have spent time in camps with “Young Gun” testify to how he would barrel through fighters like Andy Lee, Ronald Hearns, and Kassim Ouma in sparring sessions. Boxing is a fickle sport and most only remember your last fight. This is likely Brunson’s last chance to do something big in a meaningful situation in the ring.

Overall it is good spotlight for two who have dedicated their lives to the sport of boxing. In the ESPN bout, Farmer weighed in at 130 lbs while Luna checked in at 128.25 LBS. In Minnesota, Hogan weighed in at 153.5 lbs vs. while Brunson scaled out at 153 lbs. What are your thoughts on these contests?