Sergiy Looks To End GGG On October 5th

When addressing the press on Thursday, former world title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko made sure to let people know he respects his October 5th opponent, Gennadiy Golovkin.

“I know exactly who I’m getting in the ring with,” Derevyanchenko said inside Madison Square Garden of the man standing in the way of his first world middleweight championship. “He is a former middleweight champion of the world, one of the best fighters in the world. But his time is coming to an end. And I wanna be the one that makes that time come to an end.”

“Sergiy Derevyanchenko, I know him [from] a long time ago,” Golovkin said of their time as amateur fighters.

“He’s a real, very good fighter. I understand my situation. This is not a game. This is a real fight. I’m a little bit scared because he’s absolutely right. I listen to his coach [Andre Rozier] – he is absolutely right, too. I know his team is very strong. Very strong team. And why [am I] scared? Because he looks good, he looks strong. He feels his time is right now. Maybe. Maybe. This is boxing. Nobody knows, guys. Nobody knows. If you want to watch real show, real fight, welcome to Madison Square Garden October 5th. Or live [on] DAZN.”

Quotes transcribed by Boxing Scene

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