Junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, and Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, will meet in a scheduled eight-round contest Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. First of eight fights is at 7 p.m.
The Farmer-Rizobout is a major added attraction to the card which already features junior middleweight Tyrone Brunson, of North Philadelphia, against Ismael "Tito" Garcia, of Vineland, NJ, in an eight-round match.
Farmer is ranked No. 6 in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC), No. 14 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
"It feels great to be back here in Philly," Farmer said. "I haven’t fought here in almost three years. I get a chance to let my city see my growth as a boxer. It really means a lot to me because I have been itching to fight here. I have friends and family who have never seen me fight in person. Now they have that chance.
"October 14 is another day toward my goal of becoming a world champion. I am not taking Rizo lightly; I must be at my best. It’s time to continue my winning streak. Philly stand up!"
Another six-round all-Philly lightweight contest pits Anthony Burgin against Gerald Smith.
Local junior middleweight Isaiah Wise faces James Robinson, of York, PA, over four rounds.
Also on the card: Lightweight Steven Ortiz plus the return of welterweight Hasan Young and middleweight Fred Jenkins, Jr.
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September 22 2016