Derevyanchenko-Jacobs Aimed For MSG
The mandatory showdown for the vacant IBF middleweight title between Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Daniel Jacobs has now moved from November 10th at the Nassau Coliseum, to October 27th at Madison Square Garden.
Per a report from Boxing Scene, the two sides are near a deal to bring the fight to the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Ocrober 27th, following a request by HBO Sports Executive Vice President Peter Nelson asked promoters Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella, to schedule the fight on October 27th.
The two fighters are squaring off following the New Jersey based sanctioning body stripping Gennady Golovkin of the title for not negotiating a deal with mandatory challenger Dereveyanchenko, instead he focused on finalizing a deal with Canelo Alvarez.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene