Belts on The Line
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Who won Farmer vs Tennyson?
Tevin Farmer beat James Tennyson by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 20th October 2018 at TD Garden in Massachusetts.
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 vacant IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Demetrius Andrade beating Walter Kautondokwa for the WBO World Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Kid Galahad beat Toka Kahn Clary for the IBF World Featherweight belt and Tommy Coyle defeated Ryan Kielczweski.
Farmer vs Tennyson stats
Tevin Farmer stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
James Tennyson made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tennyson had a massive power advantage over Farmer, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Farmer's 19%.
Tevin Farmer was the older man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Tennyson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Farmer.
Both Tevin Farmer & James Tennyson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Farmer was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Tennyson, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 169 more professional rounds, 276 to Tennyson's 107.
James Tennyson was ranked number 6 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Farmer vs Tennyson form
Tevin Farmer had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Billy Dib on 3rd August 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Technology Park, New South Wales, Australia.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Arturo Santos Reyes on 29th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania, USA.
Before that, he had won against Dardan Zenunaj on 2nd December 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
He had beat Orlando Rizo on 14th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
James Tennyson had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Martin Joseph Ward on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Arnoldo Solano on 3rd February 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Europa Hotel, Northern Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Darren Traynor on 21st October 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.
Before that, he had defeated Ryan Doyle on 10th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Hehad beat Declan Geraghty on 10th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Waterfront Hall, Northern Ireland.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, James Tennyson had been fighting more than Tevin Farmer.
Going to this contest, Tevin Farmer had last fought 3 years, 2 months and 24 days ago, while James Tennyson's last outing had been 3 years, 5 months and 22 days ago.
Farmer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Tennyson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
What time did Farmer vs Tennyson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at TD Garden, Massachusetts, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Farmer vs Tennyson?
Tevin Farmer was a 33/100 (-303) favourite going into the contest, while James Tennyson made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.