The Dublin super featherweight last week called out new IBF 130lbs champ Tevin Farmer [26(5)-4(2)-1] and the pair have exchanged words over Twitter.
Talk of a potential fight has been widespread on social media among fans and fight figures alike and a clash now looks likelier than ever.
Yesterday the Philadelphia fighter, who is promoted by Lou DiBella, teased that a fight with ‘King Kong’ Carroll could be next.
You might be getting what you ask for @jono_carroll 😅
— TEVIN FARMER (@TevinFarmer22) August 16, 2018
26-year-old Carroll [16(3)-0] was, unsurprisingly, agreeable and quickly hit the champion back.
yes son lets get it on :). would be a great scrap 👑👑👑👑🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪💪💪💪🕺🕺🕺🕺🕺
— jono carroll (@jono_carroll) August 16, 2018
Following an IBF Inter-Continental win and defence versus Humberto De Santiago and Declan Geraghty respectively, Carroll has risen to #5 in the IBF’s rankings. This makes him the third-highest ranked fighter at super featherweight as the top two slots are not filled. Above Carroll are former European champions Guillaume Frenois and Devis Boschiero.
The IBF rankings also feature another Irish fighter in Belfast’s European champion James Tennyson [22(18)-2(2)] who is placed at #7 (fifth-highest).
‘American Idol’ Farmer won the vacant belt earlier this month with a dominant points win over Aussie veteran Billy Dib in Sydney.
The 28-year-old American is now set for a voluntary defence, and has a to-be-announced fight date already set, and a battle of the southpaws with the immensely marketable Carroll is one which would look to make sense.
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)