What Does Sergiy Derevyanchenko Think About Jermall Charlo?
Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2) has praise for Jermall Charlo (30-0), but it seems he’s well aware of the task at hand.
On September 26, Derevyanchenko will challenge Charlo for the WBC Middleweight Championship. The championship fight is set to headline a Showtime pay-per-view event and the action will take place inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Charlo is undefeated, while Derevyanchenko is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Gennadiy Golovkin.
Derevyanchenko recently shared his thoughts on the upcoming tilt against Charlo. While he was complimentary of Charlo, he certainly isn’t lacking in confidence (via Boxing Scene).
“I believe I am still improving. Team Havoc are always pushing me to improve in different ways. Every day is different and I am pushed to continue to improve as much as I can in every session. My energy to get better is still there and I am getting a better fighter.
“This fight is going to be a great fight, but I believe that my experience and skill set will be too much for Charlo. I mean no disrespect, but I believe I am at a level where Jermall has never been at before. He has not boxed anybody with my skills, and it will show on the night when I become WBC middleweight champion of the world.”
Charlo’s last outing was back in December 2019. He put his WBC Middleweight Title on the line against Dennis Hogan. Charlo emerged victorious via seven-round TKO, his 22nd win by way of knockout or TKO.
Speaking to reporters during a media event in July, Charlo expressed his belief that a knockout victory over Derevyanchenko would be a huge feather in his cap. The WBC Middleweight Champion has stated he wants to make a statement on fight night.