Jono Carroll predicts stoppage World Title win as fighting talk commences

Jono Carroll [16(3)-0-1] suggests he will play with ‘little child’ Tevin Farmer and predicts his IBF world title fight will be a ‘taking candy from a baby’ exercise.

One of the best talkers and fight builders in Irish boxing didn’t hold back when it was finally officially confirmed that he would challenge the American for his super featherweight world title live on DAZN and Sky Sports on Friday March 15th.

‘King Kong’ brought their Twitter warring to the next level when first speaking the a announcement of a fight that was mooted to such an extent over the past few months that all we were waiting for was the official stamp.

The Dubliner labelled ‘The American Idol’ fake, arrogant, and flash, laying the groundwork for what looks like a bad blood build-up to the fight at the Liacouras Center in Farmer’s home city of Philadelphia.

“I’ll do what I want with Tevin, he’s a tiny little child and I’m not afraid of him,” said Carroll.

“When we meet, if he’s respectful of me, I’ll be respectful back as that’s how I’ve been brought up – but if comes talking rubbish then I’ll put him in his place.

“I see a fakeness in him when I see him interviewed, I see a fake person. My thoughts on him are that he wants to be liked, but he’s not. I reckon he’s arrogant, that’s the man I think he is and I know he’s that sort of flashy person saying stupid things on Twitter.”

From what he has experienced so far, the Matchroom southpaw doesn’t rate the champion as a person and it seems he doesn’t overly rate him as a fighter either.

Indeed, the 26-year-old believes he will stop the American who himself stopped Belfast’s James Tennyson in his first defence.

Carroll described how “Tevin is a man that wants to be liked but he plays like he’s Floyd Mayweather, but he’s not half as good as him.”

“He has serious holes in his armory, and I am going to poke every single one of them, I’ll break him up and stop him.”

While the pair have warred on Twitter and will most likely verbally spar come press conference and weigh-in time, Carroll assures neither will cross the line during the build-up.

“He’s never met a man like me in his life. He came from a rough background yes, but so did I. We’re both from crazy places but we’re in the limelight now, so we have to be grown-up and responsible as we’re going to have cameras around us.”


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