Loffler Doesn’t Get IBF Ordering Jacobs-Derevyanchenko
Less than a week after his fighter was stripped of the IBF middlweight title, Tom Loeffler is perplexed by the decisions made by the governing body.
Loffler, who promotes IBO, WBA and WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkinis confused why not only did they strip Golovkin of the title, but why slot Daniel Jacobs against mandatory challenger Sergey Derevyanchenko.
Golovkin was requesting an exception to his mandatory defense against Derevyanchenko, to make a voluntary defense against Canelo Alvarez in a rematch. Instead, with the Alvarez fight left in limbo, the IBF would reject the exception and strip Golovkin for not agreeing to face Derevyanchenko by early August.
“The ordered Jacobs versus Derevyanchenko, the guy who broke their rules, who refused to fight for their title to gain an unfair advantage,” said Loeffler, referring to Jacobs refusal to do the second day weigh-in for his bout against Golovkin last year.
“And now the guy who followed all their rules is being stripped. And the guy who didn’t fight for their title and broke their rules is ordered for the vacant title.
“It’s really contradictory of them.”
Original Report: Boxing Scene