TEVIN FARMER PICKS UP PHILADELPHIA AWARDS
He's closing in on IBF title shot
Press Release: Philadelphia junior lightweight Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) will go home with two awards at Sunday's 10th Annual Briscoe Awards on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The annual event will be held at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia. Farmer, currently riding an 18-bout winning streak, is looking toward a December crack at the vacant IBF 130-pound world title. [Gervonta Davis was stripped for failing to make weight]. However, before that milestone comes, he will stop by the Briscoe Awards on Sunday, to receive recognition for Philadelphia boxing's "2016 Performance of the Year" and as the "2016 Prospect of the Year".
Farmer defeated Ivan Redkach last year, and his virtuoso performance will be honored as the best among all other Philly fighters for 2016. This is the second straight year that Farmer has won the award.
Overall, Farmer posted four victories in 2016, pushing himself up the rankings and in position for his upcoming title opportunity. That four-fight run earned him the nod as Philly's best prospect. If he can wrest the title in December, he'll surely be in the running for the "2017 Philly Fighter of the Year Award".
The Briscoe Awards are named in honor of legendary Philly middleweight Bennie Briscoe and the trophies given away - the Briscoe Statue and the Briscoe Medal - all bear the deceased icon's likeness. The event brings together the local boxing community, including the award winners, their families, past and present boxers, fight fans, other boxing people, and general sports fans.