Former IBF world super featherweight world champion Tevin Farmer (31-5-1) marked a successful ring return following a lay-off of over three years with a unanimous points win over Avery Sparrow (11-4) at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
Farmer, who had been absent from the ring since his defeat to Joseph Diaz in January 2020, won with scorecards of 97-92 & 95-94x2 against the hardened Sparrow. Tevin secured a knockdown in the process of victory, which ultimately gave him the nod on two of the judge’s scorecards upon reflection.
Better performances will now be expected of Farmer, who has featured in seven world title contests, winning six against one sole defeat to Diaz in world title fights.
Tevin has been expected to return in 2022 against Mickey Bey on several BLK Prime promotions. However, issues with the promotional company had curtailed that prospect, much to the annoyance of Farmer.
“I was supposed to fight Mickey Bey, but it was fucked up.” when speaking to ProBox TV on June 23rd.
Farmer returned to the ring against Sparrow at 135lbs; however, he did suggest that his future will be back at the super-featherweight division, where he secured his world title glory predominantly due to “politics” currently involved with those involved in the lightweight division.
“[I am now a lightweight] That is where I want to campaign at, but there is a lot of politics. I weighed myself the other day, and I was only 147 [lbs], so I know I could still make [130 lbs] with a proper weight cut...we will see.”