Jono Carroll ready for IBF world champion Tevin Farmer

Carroll, who has 16 wins and one draw since turning pro in 2012, is determined to seize his chance and has been encouraged that Farmer has been stopped twice in his career.

“He’s the defending world champion, he’s already won a few others afterwards so it’s a true world champion. It’s amazing, it’s a great opportunity, something that I will grab with both hands and I’m looking forward to taking that belt and making it my own,” added Carroll.

“I’ve seen Tevin Farmer quit before, so for me, I know there’s quitting in him. It doesn’t matter whether your skills have developed and what not, that just makes you better at getting away.”

Jono Carroll

“In the gym it says ‘quitters never win and winners never quit’ and I’m always skipping, just reading that and reading that. And I’ve seen Tevin Farmer quit before in a fight with [Jose] Pedraza.

“I’ve seen Tevin Farmer quit before, so for me, I know there’s quitting in him. It doesn’t matter whether your skills have developed and what not, that just makes you better at getting away.

“But when times get tough, I just believe I’m head and shoulders above anyone mentally. Physically, he has good skills, he has good movement, but when it gets tough in there, let’s see how he is mentally. I know I’m much better than him mentally for sure, 110 per cent.

“I’m a massive believer in the law of attraction and I’ve put it out there and spoke it since I was a kid and here I am now today. Everything I said I was going to do, I’ve accomplished and I’ve accomplished in a time frame that I said I was going to do.

“This is my destiny.”

Watch Katie Taylor’s unification clash with Rose Volante, and Tevin Farmer’s IBF title fight with Jono Carroll in Philadelphia on Friday, from 11pm on Sky Sports Action.

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