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Tevin Farmer wants Gervonta Davis but insists he’s not overlooking James Tennyson

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IBF super featherweight champion Tevin ‘American Dream’ Farmer 26-4-1 (5) is targeting a high-profile showdown with WBA ‘super’ champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 20-0 (19) – but first he must get past James ‘The Assassin’ Tennyson 22-2 (18) at the TD Garden in Boston this Saturday night.

The 28-year-old from Philadelphia is making the first defence of the vacant title he won against Australian veteran Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib 43-5 (24) in Sydney in August.

“It’s beautiful to have this support and backing now from Lou [DiBella], Eddie [Hearn] and DAZN,” said Farmer. “We can really talk our stuff now, I’ve got the big money behind me to make any fight. It feels so good to be told I am going to be busy. Three fights – I can’t go four months without fighting, that’s great.

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“I have a big fight on Saturday and I’m not over-looking James. you don’t get to this level for no reason and I know he’s going to come to fight and try to beat me, but that’s not going to be easy – he needs to make sure he brings his A-game.

“I want to fight Gervonta Davis. I have a title, I have a great contract, so I don’t need him – but I have to have that fight. There’s been a lot of talking but I am about handling business. We’ve talked enough, I want the fight so let’s make it happen.

“There’s no more ‘get a title’ talk, there’s millions of dollars in that fight and it can be made, it’s one of the biggest fights in boxing. I don’t have to chase anyone, I’m the money out there now, get your ticket and I’ll pick it.

“The best want to fight the best and it’s got to happen. I am a fighter, that’s all I want, let’s leave the streets on the streets and doing the fighting in the ring.”

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