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TEVIN FARMER EXPLAINS WHY HE FEELS LIKE HE'S IN MAYWEATHER'S SHOES; KEEPS IT REAL ON 5 TITLE FIGHTS IN A YEAR

"You can’t win with the world. You gotta do what you want to do and do what you can do while making the money you can make and go home to your family safe and sound. That’s all that matters. That’s why I kind of understand where Floyd is coming from. Not 100%, but a lot of things he says, I understand where he’s coming from because I’m kind of in them shoes," stated super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer, who talked about his future plans and much more. Check it out!

PC: Congratulations on the win over Jono Carrol. You won the fight and took him out for cheesesteak.

TF: People said it was fake beef, but not everybody. We got a lot of compliments on that. Wasn’t nothing about that fake. We really didn’t like each other. Well, I didn’t like him in the beginning. I took it personal. All of that stuff you seen in the interviews was real. I really thought I was going to fight him when I saw him, but I was like, “Damn, I don’t want to mess up a big check because I’m in my feelings.” But yeah, we went for a cheesesteak and it was fun.

PC: And I’m sure sometimes getting it off of your chest in the ring helps as well.

TF: It’s nothing personal never, man. In boxing, you have to keep it a sport. I think some people...even myself sometimes, although I think this was my first time, but we tend to take things a little too serious when it’s really not that deep. It’s a sport.

PC: What was it about Jono that got you out of character like that?

TF: It was him talking and just everything about him. I wanted respect. I’m the champ; I gave you a title shot. You wasn’t the mandatory. I could have fought anybody I wanted and I chose you, so it was all about respect and I just felt he was talking too much. I never fought anybody that talk that much. I didn’t even know I could get like that at a press conference. I shocked myself. I think the hood in me came out. That definitely was a first. My heart and everything just felt hot. I just wanted to punch him in the face, but I’m glad I didn’t because after the fight, it was all good. We went to go eat. It went pretty good.

PC: Did you guys spend that entire day together or just had some cheesesteak and went your separate ways?

TF: No, I woke up and the next morning, I see him across the street and I can’t remember if I said I was going to make him eat a cheesesteak or he said he wanted a cheesesteak during the buildup of the fight. I can’t remember. I got in the car and went over there to him like, “What’s up, you still want a cheesesteak?” He was like, “Yeah, I wanna go.” He hopped in the car with his girlfriend and somebody else. The rest of his team hopped in another car and we went to the hood, North Philly. I got him a cheesesteak from the corner store.

PC: You will be receiving the Briscoe Award for “Philly Fighter of the Year.” What does that honor mean to you?

TF: We have been talking for a long time, man. To get Fighter of the Year and Performer of the Year and stuff like that is huge. We got a lot of good fighters coming out of the same place I’m coming out of and I’m the one to get it, so it says a lot about me and my hard work and dedication.

PC: Did you ever think about quitting boxing and just finding something else to do?

TF: Yeah! Sike (laughing), there was never a time. It was never a time I felt like that. I knew I had it and I knew I would get it. I knew I could fight really well. It was the politics holding me back, it wasn’t myself. I knew once I got past the politics that I could get it. I’m proving it right now. This is my fourth...you gotta let this sink in, this is my fourth world title fight in 7 1/2 months. Who is doing that? I’m fighting again before August, which I won the fight in August, so I will have 5 world title fights in less than a year. Who has 5 world title fights in less than a year? Nobody is doing that. I have a great team around me. My training staff and promoters, we work together as a team and we respect each other. Most promoters out here tell these fighters what they going to do and what they can do and stuff like that. The difference is with Tevin Farmer, Lou DiBella, and Eddie Hearn, we respect each other and we have conversations on what we want to do, not what the promoter wants to do, and that brings a respect amongst all of us. That’s the good thing about Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella.

PC: There was also a period where you just wanted to fight and you wasn’t really tripping on the money, and I’m sure Lou remembers those days, and you’re now being rewarded for it.

TF: Yeah! At one point...I never turned a fight down under Lou DiBella, I never argued about money. I took whatever he gave me. Right now, it’s paying off. Luckily, I have a guy like him in my corner because he’s a genuine person. He remembers all of the times I never gave him problems. There were times he just couldn’t do certain things and I understood. Now, the reward is crazy.

PC: There was something interesting that you had to say on Twitter, and I even quoted it. You said, “It’s a sad day when a fighter has to defend not wanting or liking to be hit.” How crazy is that?

TF: This is the thing that I have learned to live with as a fighter and as an entertainer because that’s what we are. We are entertainers. I feel like we come out to entertain y'all. I feel like a lot of fans, I wouldn’t say all of them, but some of them have an opinion on what you do. You go into a fight...early in my career, I would beat the hell out of people and make them miss and make them pay. I would probably get hit one time during an entire fight and they would say, “You running.” Then I would be like, “Okay, I’m going to stay in the pocket.” So I get hit a little more because I take a little more risk. That comes with the game. That comes with anything; the more risk you take, the more things can happen. Now they say, “You get hit too much." So you can’t win with the world. You gotta do what you want to do and do what you can do while making the money you can make and go home to your family safe and sound. That’s all that matters. That’s why I kind of understand where Floyd is coming from. Not 100%, but a lot of things he says, I understand where he’s coming from because I’m kind of in them shoes. When you’re successful, people will judge you no matter what. You get to a point in your life where you’re like, “Fuck em!” You really do feel that way because you can’t please everybody.

The hardest thing to do when you’re famous or a celebrity is be humble. That’s the hardest thing to do. Not due to yourself, but due to how people treat you. It’s really not me changing, it's how people change and how they treat you. When you start to become a certain person, they treat you different. So you gotta treat them different. You get a chip on your shoulder like, “Fuck everybody!” And that’s not what I’m saying because I know how to control my emotions and my feelings, but some people don’t. I understand where they come from. I don’t judge them. I just do what I do and...I put a tweet on Twitter. Let me read it and then I’ll let you go. Somebody said, “I remember that brother. My train of thought was that you were sympathetic and understanding. You can never forget where you came from. All respect.” And my reply was, “Being understanding in this world means nothing. People will still shit on you and be ungrateful. I’m moving how I want out here.” I was basically saying I’m going to do what I want.



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