More At Stake For GGG-Derevyanchenko

On October 5th, Gennadiy Golovkin will look to not only add the vacant IBF welterweight championship against Sergiy Derevyanchenko, but the MSG showdown now has the IBO middleweight title on the line.

“Gennady and his team have been fantastic to work with over the years,” IBO president Ed Levine said in a story posted to Boxing Scene. They are some of the most open and honest people I have ever worked with in boxing and that is what the IBO stands for as an organization. So working with the likes of Gennady and his team has always been a pleasure.

“Gennady has represented the IBO in a fantastic way. He is an honorable and fighting champion. That is what being world champion is about and that is what the IBO as an organization wants as its champion. Gennady is an absolute credit to the sport of boxing.”

Levine said, “It’s a massive event and a massive fight that I am glad the IBO is an integral part of. This fight is a fantastic fight. Dereyvanchenko is a top-quality operator who I believe will eventually become a world champion. This fight on October 5 is a difficult fight for Gennady. We are going to get a fantastic fight at the Mecca of Boxing Madison Square Garden and it will be a fight that will be remembered for years to come.”


Report: Boxing Scene

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