Derevyanchenko Ready To Face Boxing’s Elite
Over the past two years, Sergiy Derevyanchenko has become one of the biggest commodities in all of boxing. The 34-year-old has pushed some of the best boxing has to offer to their limits, while doing so on some of the biggest stages in the world.
While he has not won a major world title yet, it appears to be only a matter of time. Currently training with the legendary Andre Rozier, Derevyanchenko (13-2) will look to continue his run of earning huge moments. One of those early moments comes from the recent fight with Gennadiy Golovkin, in which Derevyanchenko pushed the middleweight king to his limit.
“I look back at the fight with Golovkin and I am happy that the fans enjoyed it so much. It was a great fight and it was a privilege to be involved in such a great fight…I really felt like I showed the world the level I am at in that fight and I believe that I am still improving,” Derevyanchenko stated via Boxing Scene.
“I want the opportunity to get back in the ring and show that I am still an improving fighter. When you work with elite level fighters like Joe Williams, Edgar Berlanga and Marcus Browne you have to be at your best. They push you to improve and I do my best to always try to learn from everyone inside the Havoc Camp.”
In the Golovkin fight, Derevyanchenko pushed Golovkin back after an early eye injury. The middle rounds were all Derevyanchenko, who was shocking the world, those in attendance at least, with his skills. In the end Golovkin won via unanimous decision (114-113, 115-112, 115-112) but it opened the eyes of those who dismissed Derevyanchenko.
That fight was another case for Derevyanchenko, as two fights before that one he faced partner Daniel Jacobs inside Madison Square Garden. Once again, Derevyanchenko controlled the middle rounds and Jacobs had to dig deep in order to earn the win. Both fights for the IBF Middleweight Title, Derevyanchenko was able to back the first fight up with the Golovkin fight.
As for what is next for Derevyanchenko? He continues to express interest in big fights, whether it be Canelo Alvarez or Jermall Charlo. One fighter who was expressed interest in facing him is WBO Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade. Whenever the coronavirus is no longer an issue and he can get back into fighting, Derevyanchenko will be ready for his next big challenge.
“I still believe 2020 will be a good year for me and I’m excited to get back to Brooklyn when I am permitted to do so and get back into the mix for the likes of a fight with Jermall Charlo and Canelo Alvarez,” Derevyanchenko said. “I would love a rematch with Golovkin if that was on the table but these are the level of fights I want to be involved in when I return as I am focused on becoming world middleweight champion.”