Farmer-Bey set for August 12 in Arizona

After an unforeseen delay postponed the bout between former world champions Mickey Bey (23-3-1, 11 KOs) and Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs, that saw their originally fight in Dubai postponed, a new location and date has been set. Bey vs. Farmer, a 10-round lightweight bout, will now take place at the Findlay Toyota Center, in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on August 12, 2022, broadcasted worldwide on

“Putting this fight together has been a challenge but now we finally have a date and location.” said Bey, who is returning to the ring after nearly a three-year layoff. “I’m happy that we can bring a world-class fight to the fans at an affordable price. It was unfortunate what happened with the fight getting postponed in April, but everything happens for a reason. This postponement gave us more time to prepare and the fans will be the beneficiaries of a great fight. We’ll both be going to war!”

Farmer, who last fought against Joseph Diaz (32-2-1, 15 KOs) back in January of 2020, is now at a new weight class…lightweight. Motivated by the new faces of the division, a win against Mickey Bey provides him a chance to get in the ring with the likes of Ryan Garcia, Tank Davis and Devin Haney.

“This is for our legacy as we’re both former world champions looking to end our careers on a high note,” said Farmer. “I want to go down as a true old-school fighter, and I believe Mickey feels the same, that is why we are putting everything on the line. Everything we have ever gotten in our careers has been earned. Fans can expect an explosive fight and everyone should order this PPV to see a great night of boxing.”As it has been well documented, Mickey Bey’s last bout was a split-decision loss to George Kambosos Jr. (20-1, 10 KOs), at Madison Square Garden in New York City in December of 2019. The fight was extremely close, and not long after, Kambosos Jr. would upset the biggest emerging star in the sport of boxing in Teófimo López (16-1, 12 KOs).

“I want to come back, win a world title, and face some of the biggest names in the sport,” furthered the fighter and coach Bey, who trains in Las Vegas. “One of my goals is to finish my career off on a world tour, mostly fighting internationally to see where my skillset ranks amongst the very best the world has to offer.”

Mickey Bey to battle Anthony Peterson on August 22

LAS VEGAS (August 2, 2017) – Former lightweight world champion Mickey Bey (22-2-1, 10 KOs) will face once-beaten contender Anthony Peterson (37-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight matchup that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes August 22 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas in Las Vegas.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT as part of an exciting week of events presented by Mayweather Promotions and leading up to the Mayweather vs. McGregor showdown on Saturday.
“It’s been over a year since I was in the ring and I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my career as a fighter and as a man,” said Bey. “I realize what’s important now and how I can protect my legacy as a fighter. I’ve put in more work fir this fight than I have for any other and I’m ready to let my performance speak for me. I’m focusing on my mental toughness and my ring IQ and I’m looking to put on a perfect performance onAugust 22.”
“I’m just happy to be back in the ring and fighting again,” said Peterson. “I’ve known Mickey Bey for years and he’s a good friend of mine. But business is business and onAugust 22 I will be all business when I step into the ring.”
The August 22 show will feature a showdown between former world champion Juan Carlos Payano (18-1, 9 KOs) and Phoenix’s Alexis Santiago (21-4-1, 8 KOs) in 10 rounds of bantamweight action.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $125, $100, $75 and $50 and are on sale Friday, August 4 at 12 p.m. PT. Tickets are available online at
“This is an incredible event to kick-off the biggest fight week in the history of boxing,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “We are proud to announce that some of Mayweather Promotions’ top prospects will be featured on their own FS1 and FOX Deportes card, giving the fans nonstop action and excitement for the whole week. We have a great lineup in store with Mickey Bey and Anthony Peterson in the main event, and former world champion Juan Carlos Payano taking on Alexis Santiago in the co-feature. It is truly going to be an action filled night of boxing.”
Originally from Cleveland but fighting out of Las Vegas, Bey steps back into the ring after challenging unbeaten two-division champion Rances Barthelemy last June. Bey won his world title in 2014 with a decision victory over long reigning champion Miguel Vasquez. He vacated his title due to injuries but returned in December 2015 to defeat previously unbeaten Naim Nelson by decision and earn his most recent title fight. Bey’s previous victories include triumphs over Alan Herrera, Carlos Cardenas and Hector Velazquez.
The brother of current welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson, Anthony enters this fight the winner of his last seven bouts, including a dominant decision over once-beaten Samuel Neequaye last April. The fighter out of Washington, D.C., was unbeaten in his first 30 pro fights before dropping a title eliminator to Brandon Rios in 2010. He returns to the ring looking to take out a former champion on his way to another shot at a title.
The two-time Dominican Olympian Payano began his path towards another world title with a stoppage of Isao Gonzalo Carranza in January, after first becoming a champion via a technical decision over Anselmo Moreno in September 2014. The accomplished amateur won gold at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean games with victories over McJoe Arroyo and Yoandris Salinas. He defeated Jundy Maraon, Jose Silveria and Luis Maldonado on the way to his title shot and engaged in a pair of exciting fights with Rau’shee Warren that saw him defend his title in August 2015 and lose in June 2016.
A pro since 2009, the 26-year-old Santiago had won ten consecutive bouts before dropping a decision to Jose Cayetano in his last contest. The Phoenix-native defeated Gustavo Molina, Javier Gallo and Antonio Tostado Garcia in 2015 and and has also taken down once-beaten fighters Alex Rangel and Hanzel Martinez. He will make his 2017 debut against one of his most experienced foes to date in Payano.