How Does Sergiy Derevyanchenko Plan On Being A Tough Test For Jermall Charlo?
Sergiy Derevyanchenko believes he’s prepared to give Jermall Charlo all he can handle.
Derevyanchenko is set to challenge Charlo for the WBC Middleweight Championship. The bout will take place this Saturday, September 26. It’ll be part of a doubleheader on Showtime pay-per-view. Jermall’s brother Jermell will put his WBC Light-Middleweight Title on the line while going after Jeison Rosario’s WBA (Super) and IBF gold on the same card.
Ahead of the action this weekend, Derevyanchenko explained why he feels he is a tough out for Charlo (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“I’ll definitely be his toughest test at middleweight. Jermall has never faced anyone like me. I’ll apply more pressure than he’s used to. He’s also never faced anyone with my footwork. I’ll fight more on the inside than his previous opponents.”
In terms of how he sees the fight playing out, Derevyanchenko says he’ll be prepared for any situation that may occur on fight night.
“I’m not solely focused on the fight going one certain way, we just have our game plan and we’ll see what happens in the ring. If I can knock him out, I’ll be ready to go for it. But if it goes 12 rounds, I have all of the skills to win a decision.”
Derevyanchenko is known for having close fights against Gennadiy Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs. Both bouts were title fights. Derevyanchenko was dropped in the first round of both bouts. While Derevyanchenko rallied against Golovkin and Jacobs, he couldn’t sway the judges in either fight. He’s hoping to finally win a major championship before 2020 comes to a close.