Trainer: Sergiy Will Beat GGG

In less than a month, Gennadiy Golovkin’s quest to regain the middleweight championship of the world continues, as he battles Sergiy Derevyanchenko inside Madison Square Garden.

Golovkin is looking to reclaim what he was stripped of a year ago, Derevyanchenko is also looking for a second chance to claim the vacant IBF middleweight title, the first coming against teammate and now former champion Daniel Jacobs.

“We’re working very hard for Sergey’s jab to be finite,” trainer Andre Rozier told “He’s going to be jabbing up down around outside the ring post, wherever a jab can be landed, that’s where he’s going to be throwing. We’re going to make sure that his defensive circle at an all-time crispness. He’s going to give angles and make Golovkin uncomfortable.”

“You have to back GGG up,” Rozier continued. “He does not do well backing up. It has not changed and it won’t change even now with a new trainer in Johnathan Banks who’s like family to me. We are going angle him back him up. It’s going to be like a hammerhead shark working off angles.”

“If I tell you to double your jab or keep circling or stay off the ropes, and you don’t do that, it means you’re not listening and if you don’t listen that means we’re not going to be victorious,” explained Rozier. “Sergey doesn’t have an issue. He listens and I think that’s the reason why I think we’ll be victorious and why it will be the difference. If I tell him to not be on the ropes, change directions, He will do that.”

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