Gennady Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko are in negotiations for a fight for the vacant IBF middleweight title. The fight could take place on October 5 at “Madison Square Garden” in New York, according to Mike Coppinger
“The IBF is expected to now officially order a middleweight title fight between Sergey Derevyanchenko and Gennadiy Golovkin, and it’s expected negotiations will go more smoothly, per sources. There’s no deal yet between GGG and Sergey Derevyanchenko, but it’s expected one will be completed soon. They’ll vie for the IBF middleweight vacated by Canelo once a deal is signed. That fight could take place Oct. 5 at “Madison Square Garden”, per sources, and of course, would be streamed by DAZN ” said Mike Coppinger.
Saul Canelo Alvarez gave up his IBF 160 pound title earlier on Thursday when he was unable to put together a deal with his mandatory Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs).