Tevin Farmer to face Gamaliel Diaz tonight
Tevin Farmer has been patiently waiting for a fight. Any fight.
Wanting to build on the momentum of winning by knockout in a televised fight, Farmer did not get that fight – until tonight.
The junior lightweight will fight former titleholder Gamaliel Diaz at BB King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. The 10-round bout will top a DiBella Entertainment card.
Farmer (20-4-1, 5 knockouts) has not fought since Aug. 8, when he scored an impressive eighth round knockout victory over fringe contender Daulis Prescott. The bout opened an HBO Latino broadcast.
The Philadelphia resident has won his last 13 bouts straight since his Oct. 2012 loss to Jose Pedraza. During that streak, Farmer has defeated three unbeaten fighters.
There were discussions regarding Farmer possibly facing Edner Cherry on a “ShoBox” broadcast this past Friday but the fight did not materialize.
Diaz (39-13-3, 18 KOs) has lost four of his last six bouts. Since his technical draw against Anthony Crolla in Sept. of 2014, Diaz has lost back-to-back decisions to Petr Petrov and Emiliano Marsili.
The Mexico City resident made his pro debut at the age of 17.
Also on the card, middleweight Chris Galeano will fight Devaun Lee in a 10-round bout. Unbeaten Travis Peterkin faces Larry Pryor in an eight-round cruiserweight bout.
Cindy Serrano squares off against Renata Domsodi in a six-round junior lightweight bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since Oct. of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.