Tevin Farmer On Diaz Post-Fight Rant: “JoJo Sounded Like A Dickhead”

Tevin Farmer is clapping hard at Joseph Diaz

Tevin Farmer (left), Joseph Diaz
Tevin Farmer (left), Joseph Diaz

Tevin Farmer is clapping hard at Joseph Diaz


Former IBF Junior Lightweight champion Tevin “American Idol” Farmer (30-5-1, 6ko) is on social media going hard at former champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz (31-1-1, 15ko) after the California fighter lost the championship on the scales.

When arch-rival Gervonta Davis lost the championship on the scale, it set things up for Farmer to finally get a chance at becoming a champion. However, in a fight against Kenichi Ogawa, the judges delivered bad scorecards denying the American Idol a victory. Farmer would get a chance at redemption after news broke of Ogawa testing positive for a banned substance. In 2018, the 30-year-old Philadelphian capitalized on a second bite at the apple by defeating Billy Dib.

The former champion would enjoy a run of four successful title defenses before losing the championship against former featherweight title contender Diaz at the beginning of 2020. The American Idol had a rematch clause and wanted to regain his title. However, COVID-19 hit, killing any chance of a rematch taking place. During an interview with 3kingsboxing.com, he explained that team Diaz found a loophole and used it to get out of the rematch that should have taken place five months after the first fight.

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JoJo never got a chance to make a title defense. He came in weighing three and a half pounds overweight for his fight against unknown former IBO champion Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov. Furthermore, Diaz was coming off a thirteen-month layoff and it showed in his performance as the fight was declared a draw.

As of right now, the belt remains vacant since there was no winner. In addition, Diaz was also fined $100,000 from his purse. JoJo did not do himself any favors in the post-fight interview explaining the issues he had making weight.

“They don’t have no sauna here. They had me walking around my room with a fucking heater on. It was completely different to how a professional world title fight should be.”

“I’m not going to risk my life trying to make weight…There is no need to fucking please anybody.”

Farmer has a vested interest in getting back his title and was paying close attention to everything. He took to social media to throw shade at his former foe.

Tevin Farmer pokes fun at Joseph Diaz coming in overweight
Tevin Farmer pokes fun at Joseph Diaz coming in overweight
Tevin Farmer claps at Joseph Diaz over his post-fight interview
Tevin Farmer claps at Joseph Diaz over his post-fight interview

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."