Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Kemahl Russell full fight Video – 2017

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3 Star RatingReview by 2017-03-14, pretty good fight between Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Kemahl Russell: it gets three stars.

Both undefeated, the Russian Sergiy Derevyanchenko entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 9-0-0 (7 KOs=78%) and he is ranked as the No.6 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Gennady Golovkin) while his opponent, Kemahl Russell, has an official record of 10-0-0 (8 KOs=80%) and he entered as the No.96 in the same weight class. Both boxers fought twice last year: Derevyanchenko beat Mike Guy and Sam Soliman (=Derevyanchenko vs Soliman) while Russell won over Denny Dalton and Henry Mercer. Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Kemahl Russell is the main event of the evening. Watch the video and rate this fight!



Date: 2017-03-14

Where: Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Division: super middleweight (168 lbs, 76.2 kg)

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Sergiy Derevyanchenko def. Kemahl Russell (TKO at 1:06, round 5)


Derevyanchenko’s previous fight: Derevyanchenko vs Soliman

Derevyanchenko’s next fight: Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Tureano Johnson



Derevyanchenko vs Russell Fight Video:

(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)

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6 comments on “Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Kemahl Russell full fight Video – 2017”

  1. First – typo Middleweight 160 lbs.
    Though fight was set at 164.

    Russell started of really well.
    Better than I had anticipated given his limited career. He took the 1st round easily. Then in the 2nd Derevyanchenk stepped it up. He kept that pace up and Russell stopped doing what he was doing right. Which was using his jab.
    The experience gap difference was just to much.
    Derevyanchenk was landing consistently by using angles. Lomachenko Sr.’s hand print was clearly visible here.
    Derevyanchenk wants a title fight next.
    I really don’t think he is ready for it. Except Saunders. I want to see him fight a good technical fighter. Which he hasn’t. And when Soliman is your best opponent to date. Well don’t get ahead of yourself.

    • Man! Another solid fighter from Ukraine who utilizes angles superbly. Although he likes to fight in the inside (of course, given his stocky physique and forward pressing style), you can clearly see he’s no Chavez Jr.

      Picks his shots very well, lands fluid combos both to the body and head, and slips most of big shots… You can see how well-seasoned he is in the ring. Well, it comes as no surprise given his stellar amateur career where he amassed over 400 pro fights with a 95% win rate!

      Let’s see how far he goes. I think given a bit more pro experience, he could give Golovkin a run for his money. Now that’s an exciting thought!

      • Indeed it is an exciting thought.

        Given his vast amateur experience and age, the Technician is surely ready to start a run through the division. I’d like to see how he’d fare with a very busy fighter like Eubank Jr. My guess is he’d outclass him in every department. There is a fading yet game Hassan N’Dam who’d make a good test too, being a rangier and cannier fighter than the unschooled Russell.

        While Gennady gets due praise for cutting off the ring, the inside maneuverability of Derevyanchenko — that Loma-like step-around — would blunt some of his attack and make for problems. And speaking of problems, I’m going to develop arthritis trying to type this guy’s name!

    • “Lomachenko Sr.’s hand print was clearly visible here.”

      Nicely observed, No10Count.

      Very enjoyable watching Derevyanchenko work!

      Russell was overmatched, but he has a decent skill set and looks promising.

  2. not sure why they written in the article he was Russian is it like calling an American a Mexican….Great fight otherwise

  3. Nice fight between two powerful and promising boxers. Russel has a nice jab but too soft as to keep his adversary at the proper distance to take advantage of his reach. With his jab was just trying to find openings to punch with his right with no success because lack of precision and the good moves of Sergiy. It was very bad for him since he has not other choice than to fall in the game of Sergiy who is a very good and versatile fighter at short distance. His accuracy and strong power punches did the rest very easily.


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