‘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.