Rozier Picks Jacobs Corner Over Dervyanchenko’s

Following the order by the IBF for Daniel Jacobs to face mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko for their middleweight title, Andre Rozier has been stuck with a touch decision.

With Dervyanchenko given the opportunity after his mandatory fight with Gennady Golovkin was passed up for a fight with Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin would be stripped of the title, and he would be ordered to face Jacobs. The issue is Rozier trains both fighters, but has made a decision on which corner he’d stand in.

‘If the fight does happen,” Rozier told Boxing Scene. “I will be working my son’s corner – Daniel Jacobs. We’ve been together since he was 14 years old and that his truly my ephemeral son and that’s just the way it will be with anything or anyone involved with fights against anybody in the middleweight division. I’m always with my son.”

“Sergey is like my new nephew and you just don’t want to see your guys fight each other. If it has to happen unfortunately, it is what it is.”

The purse bid was originally set for Thursday by the IBF, but both sides have been given until July 10th to reach a deal.


Original Report: Boxing Scene

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