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Jono Carroll doesn’t care about Guillaume Frenois or Tevin Farmer

Jono Carroll [16(3)-0] steps up his mission to take a belt he claims is his heats up next week, but the Dubliner couldn’t be any cooler.

‘King Kong’ can win the right to challenge for the IBF world super featherweight crown – currently held by Tevin Farmer and recently challenged for by Belfast’s James Tennyson – by overcoming Frenchman Frenois [46(12)-1(0)] in Sheffield on Saturday December 8th.

The final eliminator represents the start of the most significant period of the entertaining southpaw’s career – however, the former Prizefighter winner doesn’t seem to be feeling the pressure.

A major money fight with Farmer, who he has shared verbals with this year, is within touching distance but Carroll is staying calm

The charismatic Marbella-based boxer believes world title success is his destiny, is adamant he belongs at the world stage, doesn’t see Frenois as a threat to his world title dream, and points out that Farmer is just keeping ‘his’ title warm.

“I’m very excited about this fight but I can’t say I’m surprised, because this is exactly where I need to be at this stage of my career,” outlined the ambitious Carroll.

“The details don’t really matter – I was always going to get to those world titles,” added the Irishman before looking at his upcoming foe – and the man that could come afterwards.

“I don’t know much about Frenois, to be honest,” admits Carroll.

“To tell you the truth, I don’t really care. All I do is just work on being the best boxer I can be and the rest will take care of itself.”

“Tevin Farmer is a little clown. I’m not even thinking about him. I’ve got a job to do on this next guy and then I’ll break up whoever is holding my belt when that time comes.”

Champ Farmer defends his belt in a voluntary versus Francisco Fonseca the week after and the winners of the two December bouts must face off next Spring – most likely on a big Matchroom DAZN show in America.


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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 sports for a living for over 20 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