Jono Carroll looking set for a St. Patrick's Day world title fight
Irish boxer Jono Carroll looks set to be given a shot at Tevin Farmer's IBF super featherweight title despite his split decision draw with Guillaume Frenois earlier this month.
Carroll drew 115-113, 113-115, 114-114 with Frenois at the Sheffield Arena on a disappointing night for the Ashbourne native with a win over the Frenchman all but guaranteeing him a shot at Farmer's super featherweight strap.
Carroll and Famrer have been verbally sparring over the last few months and the American champion said he would still fight the Prizefighter winner at a reduced rate.
— TEVIN FARMER (@TevinFarmer22) December 8, 2018
Farmer said he would look to fight Carroll in March and promoter Eddie Hearn seemed to confirm that timeline when speaking to IFL TV.
"I think Jono Carroll will be next for Tevin Farmer on Paddy’s Day weekend in Philly. We’ll hopefully announce it next week."
Meanwhile Hearn said that WBA and IBF female lightweight champion Katie Taylor would look to fight Rose Volante, Delfine Persoon and Amanda Serrano in her upcoming fights.
Taylor extended her professional record to 12-0 last weekend with a dominant unanimous decision win over Eva Wahlström at Madison Square Garden and Hearn said that he's excited to get the 2012 Olympic Gold medalist into some fights where there is real danger for her and her undefeated record.
"Serrano is going to box on January 18 at Madison Square Garden and she is going to fight for her seventh world title at 115 pounds which is madness but that's what she wants to do. She'll have a fight probably at 135 then fight Katie.
"Basically it's [Rose] Volante, Delfine Persoon and Serrano. They're the three. I'm excited to jump into those fights where you can get a bit nervous because they're really tough fights those three. Particularly Persoon and particularly Serrano."