Derevyanchenko Aiming Towards Middleweight Elites
While Sergiy Derevyanchenko was unable to secure the IBF and IBO world middleweight championships against Gennady Golovkin, many believe he could have walked out of Madison Square Garden with the belts.
“I felt I boxed well and my team Andre Rozier and Gary Stark Sr got me in amazing condition at SNAC and come up with an amazing game plan which was effective throughout the fight,” Derevyanchenko said following the fight.
“I have to give them a lot of praise for coming up with such an excellent plan and helping me show the world what Sergiy Derevyanchenko is all about.”
“I do want the rematch and I believe the world wants to see the rematch,” the Ukrainian said of a rematch with Golovkin. “That fight was the most competitive fight Golovkin has been in in years and if people will want to see us do it again and I am confident that next time I will become IBF and IBO world champion. I believe there is a public demand for this fight and my manager Keith Connolly and promoter Lou DiBella will be pushing to make it happen.”
“If the Golovkin rematch isn’t available I would love to fight Canelo after he boxes Kovalev. This was a fight I was due to have and I believe that I would take the fight to Canelo in a way nobody has done at middleweight. If Canelo is not available I would happily jump in with Charlo and give him a real fight at 160 pounds that people would be interested in seeing.”
Report: Boxing Scene