Report: Tevin Farmer To Defend IBF Super Featherweight Title On July 27

Tevin Farmer's next IBF super featherweight title defense could come as soon as next month.

According to Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, who spoke with ESPN's Dan Rafael, Farmer will defend his title against mandatory challenger Guillaume Frenois on July 27. That fight would take place on the undercard of the WBO and WBC junior welterweight title unification between Maurice Hooker and Jose Ramirez and both title fights would be  streamed on DAZN in the United States.

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This would be Farmer's fourth world title defense since winning the belt last August in Australia where he won a lopsided decision against Billy Dib. Farmer would then go on to defend his title three times in the span of five months with all of those defenses being streamed on DAZN. Farmer's first defense of the belt was a fifth-round stoppage win over James Tennyson last October and followed it up with 12-round decision wins against Francisco Fonseca last December and against Jono Carroll this past March.

Frenois has been fighting professionally since 2006 and had won a number of regional titles throughout his career, but never fought for a world title. Frenois, who sports a 46-1-1 record, is unbeaten in his last 16 fights dating all the way back to 2013. 

The 35-year-old Frenois, ranked No. 3 by the IBF, last fought in December 2018 in a title eliminator against Carroll. The fight ended in a split draw with each fighter getting a 115-113 score in their favor by one judge and the third judge scoring it a 114-114 draw.

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