“He’s not a true champion” – Jono Carroll vows to dethrone Tevin Farmer


A heartless, soft, fake idiotic, joke of a man – Jono Carroll [16(3)-0] certainly doesn’t think too much of IBF world champion Tevin Farmer [27(6)-4(2)-1]. 

The unbeaten Dublin star can earn the right to challenge for the IBF super featherweight world title with victory in his final eliminator at the Sheffield Arena this day next week [December 8th].

However, despite a massive fight with experienced former European champion Guillaume Frenois [46(12)-1(0)] just around the corner, the ever-vocal King Kong was keen to take aim the champion.

Farmer had plenty to say about the former Prizefighter winner on Twitter this week, promising to stop his fellow southpaw should they ever meet in the ring and Carroll was only to happy to respond.

“Tevin is an idiot, he’s a joke of a man,” blasted Carroll.

“He gives backhanded compliments to his previous opponents that he’s beaten. He does a lot of immature things. He hasn’t got respect for anybody. He’s a fake person.

“All that flashiness is ridiculous. He does my head in as a person. He’s not a true Champion, he doesn’t hold himself like a Champion and he doesn’t behave like a Champion,” added the rapidly rising fighter before adding that he plans to expose Farmer.

“I can’t wait to put him on a platform and smash him up. I’ll show everyone that he’s nothing but a heartless little bitch. I’m going to tear him apart. I’m as real as they come but I’m a fighter, I’m a warrior.”

“I’ve seen him quit before in the past. I’ve watched his fights where he was beaten. Even the commentators said that he looked to the referee for help. If you’re once soft, you’re always soft.”

“For me, he hasn’t got a heart. He’s just had opponents smartly picked for him at this stage of his career and the ones that weren’t smartly picked for him smashed him up and beat him.”

Carroll is completely sure he will win should the pair face.

Both first need to overcome their upcoming fights – with Farmer having a voluntary against Costa Rican Francisco Fonseca in New York on December 15th – before a showdown can happen in early 2019

“I guarantee you I’m going to take that belt off him. I visualise the fight happening and I visualise winning the belt. There’s many ways it can happen. He’s literally just keeping that belt warm for me.”

Despite the heated back and forth with ‘American Idol’ on social media, Carroll claims he remains fully focused at the task at hand and insists he is not overlooking 47-fight Frenchman Frenois.

“I don’t know too much about him,” admitted Carrol. “He’s experienced, that’s as much as I know. He’s experienced and in boxing you cannot buy experience. I have to be switched on and I have to be on my game.

“In some ways this is my World title fight because it’s all or nothing. He’s a very dangerous opponent, I’m not overlooking him. But at the same time I believe that I’m operating at World level. I’ve looked at one or two of his fights and I believe he is European level. I’ll adapt to him and I’ll beat him, and hopefully stop him.”

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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com