Ukrainian Middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) shared his thoughts on the upcoming fight with Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KO’s) for the title of world champion under version IBF.
Ukrainian respects the opponent, but will do everything to fulfill the dream of his life.
Very pleased that my team provided me with another opportunity to compete for the title of world champion on the average weight. Great respect for Golovkin and look forward to the opportunity to prove in the ring that I am ready to challenge and to fulfill the dream of a lifetime – to become world champion. Viewers will see a big battle, can’t wait to get back in the ring,
– quotes Derevyanchenko Boxingscene.com.
Sport 24 wrote that the Derevyanchenko fight – Golovkin will take place on 5 October in new York. The winner of the duel will be obliged to conduct the first defense of the title in the last six months after the October match.
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.
Sergei wants to get at least 5.5 million dollars for the fight against Golovkin. Derevyanchenko had not earned in battle more than 500 thousand dollars. Consequently, his fight for the IBF title will bring Sergei to the biggest earnings.