It seems we’re up for a great middleweight championship fight this fall.
Former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1) and Sergey Derevyanchenko (13-1) have agreed to the financial terms of their fight and they’ll meet inside the ring on October 5 at MSG in New York.
— 𝐆𝐆𝐆 𝐃𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐤𝐨 (@BatmanBoxing) August 12, 2019
The winner of the bout will go home as the new IBF world middleweight champion. Lastly, the belt was around Saul Alvarez but failed negotiations between him and the 33-year-old Derevyanchenko led to the stripping of the title.
Both @GGGBoxing and @SDerevyanchenko have agreed to the money to fight for IBF 160 belt on Oct 5 at @TheGarden. Minor details remain to be worked out. DAZN chief John Skipper instrumental in getting sides together
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) August 15, 2019
A win for GGG will surely mean a trilogy with Canelo, but in order for that to happen, DAZN must open their checkbooks and do some serious business with the Mexican. Meanwhile, this will be Derevyanchenko’s second attempt to get the IBF belt. Last year he faced Daniel Jacobs, but the American was too much for the Ukrainian and Brooklyn’s finest got the W via SD.
Golovkin, 37, last fought in June when he destroyed Steve Rolls. Sergey’s last bout was in April when he decisioned Jack Culcay.