The former Olympian and former Wbc, Wba, Ibo champion Gennady Golovkin entered this fight with a professional record of 39-1-1 (35 KOs=90%) and he is ranked as the No.2 middleweight in the world. The only man who stopped him in a draw and defeated GGG in 2018 was current #1 Mw Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, but both fights ended in a controversial split and majority decision (Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin I and Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Canelo Alvarez II); after the loss GGG came back to win against Steve Rolls in 2019 (Gennady Golovkin vs Steve Rolls).
His opponent, the former Olympian Sergiy Derevyanchenko, has a boxing record of 13-1-0 (10 KOs=77%) and he entered as the No.8 in the same weight class. He lost to Daniel Jacobs last year (via split decision, Daniel Jacobs vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko while Golovkin had beat Jacobs in 2017 Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs) but then he has beat Jack Culcay in 2019 (Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Jack Culcay). Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko is valid for the vacant IBF and IBO World middleweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Division: middleweight (160 lbs, 72.6 kg)
Title: vacant IBF and IBO World middleweight titles
Derevyanchenko’s next fight: Jermall Charlo vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Golovkin’s next fight: Gennady Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta
Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko full fight video:
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