Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Farmer vs Fonseca?
Tevin Farmer beat Francisco Fonseca by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th December 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tevin Farmer.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Rocky Fielding losing to Canelo Alvarez for the WBA World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Sadam Ali defeated Mauricio Herrera and Ryan Garcia was victorious over Braulio Rodriguez.
Farmer vs Fonseca stats
Back in December 2018, Tevin Farmer stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Francisco Fonseca made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Fonseca had a massive power advantage over Farmer, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Farmer's 22%.
Tevin Farmer was the older man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Fonseca had a height advantage of 1 inch over Farmer. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Tevin Farmer & Francisco Fonseca fought out of an orthodox stance.
Farmer was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Fonseca, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 115 more professional rounds, 292 to Fonseca's 177.
Francisco Fonseca was ranked number 11 by the WBA and 13 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Farmer vs Fonseca form
Farmer had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated James Tennyson on 20th October 2018 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at TD Garden, Massachusetts, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Billy Dib on 3rd August 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Technology Park, New South Wales, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kenichi Ogawa on 9th December 2017 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Arturo Santos Reyes on 29th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania, USA.
He had won against Dardan Zenunaj on 2nd December 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Farmer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Farmer vs Fonseca start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 2:30 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Farmer vs Fonseca?
Tevin Farmer was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Francisco Fonseca made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.