Is Sergiy Derevyanchenko Prepared For Jermall Charlo?
Sergiy Derevyanchenko is gearing up for his matchup with Jermall Charlo.
It’ll be a big title fight on September 26. Charlo’s WBC Middleweight Title will be on the line. Charlo vs. Derevyanchenko will be a part of a doubleheader on Showtime PPV. Jermall’s brother Jermell will be in a Light-Middleweight Title unification bout against Jeison Rosario.
Ahead of the big title fight with Jermall, Derevyanchenko talked about how he might be able to figure out how to find success in big fights better than his opponent (via Boxing Scene).
“Of course, my amateur experience gave me a lot in my professional career. I understand that I have this, so I’m mentally ready for this fight because in my amateur career, I had fights with a lot of good boxers, world champions. And when I came to the USA, not all my opponents were good like Charlo, of course, but I was ready for those fights since my first professional fight. My experience has helped me always. I can get a feel for the opponents, work with them in the ring and after one, two, three rounds, I can figure them out a little bit better than maybe Charlo can.”
Derevyanchenko went on to say that he is indeed prepared for the undefeated Charlo and plans to go the distance if he has to.
“I’m ready for everything, 12 rounds, 12 rounds. If it’s less, I’m ready for that, too.”
Derevyanchenko is best known for giving Gennadiy Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs tough fights. While Derevyanchenko lost both fights via decision, he has gained the respect of boxing fans to the point where he isn’t a massive underdog against Charlo. Fans and media members have taken notice and believe Derevyanchenko is a credible threat.