Journalist the Athletic lance Palmer revealed the financial details of his failed fight for the IBF title in the Middleweight division between Mexican Saulem Alvarez and Ukrainian Sergey Derevyanchenko.
Pahmeier reported that Golden Boy Promotions did not want to pay the Ukrainian requested seven million dollars, at a maximum of 5.5 million.
Interestingly, according to Palmiere for the likely battle between Derevyanchenko and Gennady Golovkin Ukrainian boxer will be able to earn the same seven million. The fight could take place in October in new York at Madison Square Garden.
Recall that Saul Alvarez was unable to negotiate a fight with mandatory Challenger Sergey Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KO). As a result, the Mexican was stripped of his IBF title.
Derevyanchenko has become a mandatory Challenger for a world title fight in April, winning by decision of judges Jack Kulka. After that, he climbed to first place in the IBF ranking. At the moment, Derevyanchenko yet officially have an opponent.