By Joseph Santoliquito
PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — This wasn’t precisely the best way Tevin Farmer envisioned Saturday night time to go. The world-class tremendous featherweight, preventing on the Liacouras Middle with Joel Embiid sitting at ringside, beat gutsy Arturo Santos Reyes by a unanimous 10-spherical choice, however tore his proper biceps within the course of.
The damage will in all probability set Farmer, who moved to 25-four-1, with 5 KOs, again in all probability 4 months. Farmer, who prolonged his profitable streak to 18-straight fights, tore his biceps tendon within the second spherical. His objective is to have surgical procedure this coming week to restore it and look towards the longer term.
“There was ache there each time I threw the appropriate hook,” stated Farmer, a southpaw. “I’ll take this as a studying expertise. This doesn’t cease something. I’m nonetheless good. I did every part with one hand for 9 rounds. (Reyes) higher have given me good work. I used to be preventing with one hand.”
Farmer gained simply by scores of ninety eight-ninety four, ninety seven-ninety three and ninety six-ninety four on the decide’s scorecards.
Reyes (19-eight, 5 KOs) was a recreation opponent. He stored coming at Farmer, and there have been a number of occasions when he related. However for probably the most half, Farmer was in management from begin to end.
On the undercard, budding star Branden Pizarro (5-zero, 2 KOs) gained a 4-spherical light-weight determination over Chris Gutierrez (zero-three).
“It wasn’t troublesome in any respect,” Pizarro stated. “(Gutierrez) didn’t need to struggle. Once I touched him with my proper within the first spherical, he didn’t know what to do. He tried to get in my thoughts. He tried speaking to me. He cursed at me. I simply laughed at him.”