Farmer vs Fonseca Info
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 took place over 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.
Farmer vs Fonseca stats
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 30 years old.
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, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 127 more professional rounds, 276 to Fonseca's 149.
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.
Fonseca had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 26th August 2017 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Farmer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Fonseca's last 1 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 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.
Who broadcast Farmer vs Fonseca?
Farmer vs Fonseca was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Main Event.