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Sergiy Derevyanchenko News
The two-time world title challenger says he's leaving nothing to chance when he takes on WBC World Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo Saturday night in a blockbuster SHOWTIME PPV.
The two-time world welterweight champion discusses recent current events and the changes needed while Derevyanchenko and Gausha are gunning for the top spot in their respective divisions.
The anticipated super middleweight clash between Peter Quillin and Caleb Truax ends in a no decision after an accidental clash of heads opened a bad cut near Truax's right eye.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko Fights
LOSS vs Gennady Golovkin 39-1-1
Oct 05, 2019 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Gennady Golovkin WINS against Sergiy Derevyanchenko by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Jack Culcay 25-3-0
Apr 13, 2019 • Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Jack Culcay by UD in Round 12 of 12
LOSS vs Daniel Jacobs 36-3-0
Oct 27, 2018 • Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA
Daniel Jacobs WINS against Sergiy Derevyanchenko by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Dashon Johnson
Mar 03, 2018 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Sergey Derevyanchenko WINS against Dashon Johnson by TD in Round 6 of 8
Win vs Tureano Johnson 21-2-1
Aug 25, 2017 • Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Tureano Johnson by TKO in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Kemahl Russell 13-1-0
Mar 14, 2017 • Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Kemahl Russell by TKO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Sam Soliman 44-13-0
Jul 21, 2016 • Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Sam Soliman by TKO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Mike Guy 8-1-1
Mar 15, 2016 • Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice, California, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Mike Guy by TKO in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Jessie Nicklow 25-7-3
Nov 14, 2015 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Jessie Nicklow by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Elvin Ayala 28-6-1
Aug 07, 2015 • Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Elvin Ayala by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Alan Campa 13-1-0
Apr 10, 2015 • Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Alan Campa by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Vladine Biosse 15-5-2
Feb 20, 2015 • Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, New York, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Vladine Biosse by TKO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Raul Munoz 23-16-1
Dec 12, 2014 • UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Raul Munoz by KO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Laatekwei Hammond 21-7-0
Oct 01, 2014 • Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Laatekwei Hammond by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Cromwell Gordon 4-10-0
Jul 23, 2014 • BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York, USA
Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Cromwell Gordon by RTD in Round 2 of 6
Sergiy Derevyanchenko Bio
Hailing from the Ukraine and fighting out of Brooklyn, New York, Sergiy Derevyanchenko has proven time and time again that he is one of the world's best middleweights. The man they call "The Technician" is out for a world title at 160-pounds and is fast closing in on one.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
As a youth, Ukrainian Sergiy Derveyanchenko was open to many disciplines, including following his father and former fighter Viacheslav into boxing.
"I was 10 years old when my father brought me to a boxing gym, and he showed me a couple of things before introducing me to my first trainer, Sergiy Korchynskyy,” said Dereyanchenko. “I was young, but I liked fighting right away. I didn’t mind getting hit, but, obviously, I preferred being the guy who did the hitting."
A native of Feodosia, Crimea, Dereyancheko went 390-20 as an amateur, won the gold medal at the European Cadet Championships in 2001 and 2002, earned the bronze at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, represented Ukraine at the 2008 Olympics, and went 23-1 in the World Series of Boxing, a professional-style competition allowing fighters to maintain amateur eligibility.
Nicknamed “The Technician” for his attention to fundamental detail, technique and hand speed, Dereyanchenko’s amateur teammates included future professional world champions Vasiliy Lomachenko, Oleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
"I was successful right away," said Derevyanchenko, who defeated Usyk and Gvozdyk in the amateurs, "even against older boys who had been fighting a lot longer.”
A LATE BUT GREAT START
A 28-year-old Derevyanchenko won his initial three professional bouts of 2014 comprising second- and first-round stoppages of Cromwell Gordon (July) and Raul Munoz (December) which sandwiched a four-round unanimous decision over Laatekwei Hammond (October), the latter during the month of “The Technician’s” 29th birthday.
Dereyanchenko, who moved to Brooklyn to train with Andre Rozier in 2014, stopped three of four opponents in 2015, with TKOs over Vladine Biosse (February), Alan Campa (April) and Jesse Nikow (November) in the second, fourth and third rounds to go along with a eight-round unanimous decision over Elvin Ayala (August).
Campa was knocked out for the first time after entering at 13-1 (9 KOs) as “The Technician” improved 7-0 with five knockouts.
The years 2016 and 2017 were knockouts for Derevyanchenko with none of his four bouts --two in each 12-month period -- lasting the distance against Mike Guy (TKO 8, March), former champion Sam Soliman (TKO 2, July), previously unbeaten southpaw Kemahl Russell (TKO 5, March) and Tureano Johnson (TKO 12, August).
Guy entered at 8-1-1 with four KOs and was stopped for the first time as was Russell, who was 10-0 with eight stoppage victories. Derevyanchenko scored three knockdowns and became only the second man to stop Soliman over the veteran’s 19-year career, and Johnson was knocked out for only the second time, having entered at 20-1 (14 KOs).
DON'T SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE
Derevyanchenko scored his sixth straight stoppage against Dashon Johnson in March 2018 to set up an October clash with the nearly 6-foot former champion world champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, with whom he had shared trainers in Rozier and Gary Stark Sr., the latter of whom worked “The Technician’s” corner and Rozier, Jacobs.
“Of course I always knew there was the potential for Danny and I to fight each other, but not necessarily for the title, and, not so fast,” said Derevyanchenko. “I often imagine myself in the ring with the strongest fighters in my weight during the training process for the opponent whom I will fight. Danny was among them.
Jacobs earned a contentious split-decision at New York’s Madison Square Garden not far from the fighters’ mutual training facility in Brooklyn, this, after having sparred more than 40 rounds with Derevyancheko in advance of the latter’s victory over Russell and Jacobs’ unanimous decision to then-unbeaten Gennady Golovkin in their title unification bout in March 2017.
“It was a bit of an awkward situation to have the corners split like that,” said Derevyancheko. “But I was able to maintain a warm relationship with Danny Jacobs afterward, so I was able to put that behind me.”
Derevyanchenko rebounded from the loss to Jacobs with an April 2019 unanimous decision over former title holder Jack Culcay before losing his last fight in an October 2019 clash for the IBF’s vacant crown by disputed unanimous decision against then ex-champion Golovkin.
Golovkin scored a first-round knockdown in the first round and swept the 12th round on the judges’ scorecards, but Derevyhancheko rocked the eventual winner at times during their clash.
“I thought that I could have done more, but I thought I should have been announced as the winner of the fight against Golovkin,” said Dereyanchenko, who had both Rozier and Starks in his corner against Golovkin.
“I made a few mistakes, but if there’s a rematch between myself and Golovkin, I know what I need to do differently, which is to be more aggressive, and, at some point during the fight, go for the knockout if there is an opportunity to do that.”
Derevyanchenko’s wish list includes, in order, shapes up as unbeaten WBC champion Jermall Charlo, four-division title winner Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin and left-handed WBO titlist Demetrius Andrade.
“When I beat every one of thoses guys, that would be a tremendous accomplishment,” said Derevyanchenko, 34. “After that, I can decide whether or not I feel I need to rest and retire.”