The IBF has ordered champion on the average weight of Soulja Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KO’s) to protect the belt from the mandatory Challenger Sergey Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KO’s)
The team boxers have 30 days to negotiate, or will be assigned to the promotional sale. About it the correspondent of The Ring and FOX Sports Mike Coppinger.
Derevyanchenko has become a mandatory Challenger for a world title fight in April, winning by decision of judges Jack Kulka (25-4, 13 KO’s). After that, he climbed to first place in the IBF ranking. In WBC Derevyanchenko climbed to fourth place.
4 may Alvarez by unanimous decision defeated American Daniel Jacobs (35-3, 29 KO’s) in Las Vegas. This result allowed the Mexican for the first time to defend the WBC and WBA (Super) and to take away the opponent’s IBF belt.