Lightweight contender Tevin Farmer suffered a gunshot to his hand in a shooting over the weekend but thankfully will be okay to resume his career, promoter Lou DiBella has confirmed.
The 27 year-old was hit during an altercation in which DiBella says Farmer was trying to stop the shooter before being taken for treatment in the aftermath.
Whilst in hospital and as police were trying to piece together what happened, Farmer was cuffed to his bed as authorities went through the investigation.
A photo of Farmer lying shot was then released on social media, which misleadingly gave the wrong impression and upset DiBella immensely.
“God had Tevin Farmer’s back yesterday (Saturday) when shot through his hand trying to disarm a would be killer. No broken bones or serious damage,” confirmed DiBella.
“Both Farmer and his brother escaped serious injury; both have been cleared of any wrongdoing. The shooter is in jail and charged,” he added.
In response to a question on whether Farmer will be able to fight again, DiBella revealed: “Yes, Tevin can resume his boxing career later this year. Just another speed bump for a kid who always finds a way to fly over them.”
And on the handcuff situation, he stated: “(Tevin) Was in custody in hospital until details of incident investigated. Question: who violated (his) civil and privacy rights by posting damaging/misleading photo on social media? That photo is how most learned of incident. Question must be answered…just terrible!”
Farmer held the NABF super-featherweight title until recently making a more permanent move up to 135 pounds and last fought in April when defeating Arturo Reyes.