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Discussion in 'Boxing' started by Charles Martel, Jul 25, 2014.
Sergey Derevyanchenko's pro debut:
He fights Ghanaian Laatekwei Hammond 21-7 (14) tonight in California.
Good to see you posting here again! :thumb:
From Fightnews. Sergiy fought a late sub.
Derevyanchenko won last night by KO 1 over Mexican Raul Munoz. He'll be another force to be reckoned with at middleweight.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Elvin Ayala on Shobox Friday August 7.
The bookies have D a 16 - 1 favorite.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko W8 Elvin Ayala
Scores: 80-72, 80-71 (twice)
Records: Derevyanchenko (6-0, 4 KOs); Ayala (28-7-1 12 KOs)
Rafael's remarks: Derevyanchenko, 29, who is from Ukraine but now fighting out of Brooklyn, New York, had a monster amateur career. He was reportedly 390-20 as an amateur, a 2008 Olympian and then went 23-1 with seven knockouts during his stint in the World Series of Boxing. So even though he only has a few professional fights, he has vast experience and is being moved quickly.
Headlining on Showtime's "ShoBox: The New Generation," Derevyanchenko was matched against the very experienced pro Ayala, of New Haven, Connecticut, who has faced (and lost to) Arthur Abraham (in a world title bout), David Lemieux (who later won a world title) and Curtis Stevens (who challenged for a world title).
Ayala, 34, came into the fight having won two bouts in a row and was coming off an eight-round decision against prospect Ronald Gavril in a March upset. But Ayala, slow and with little pop on his punches, had nothing much to offer Derevyanchenko, and got knocked around the ring in a one-sided fight. Derevyanchenko got what he needed -- true professional experience. He went past the fourth round for the first time and made it look easy.
"I am happy with my performance. I would have liked to have scored the knockout, but Elvin showed he has a lot of heart," Derevyanchenko said. "I was able to work on a lot of different things and show a lot of different dimensions to my game. This was my first time going eight rounds and I feel great. My stamina was great and I was able to do pretty much everything that I wanted to do in there. Elvin was my toughest opponent to date and I think that I passed this test with flying colors."
Derevyanchenko defeats Nicklow by TKO 3
On Fox Sports 1 Tuesday Mar 15.
Having seen him fight a few times, he doesn't seem to be a huge puncher, but his quickness is something to behold. He's got to be the quickest middleweight in the top 20-30.
Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Khytrov-Mendez in Play: 7/21 on ESPN
Final eliminator to fight Golovkin:
Soliman: I’m going to take Derevyanchenko to school and stop him
Derevyanchenko and Soliman make weight for IBF middleweight eliminator
The ESPN card starts at 5 PM Eastern time (very soon).
Teddy Atlas will be discrediting the Ukrainian boxers, but I'll watch it with the volume turned down so I can hear the old racist rail against them.
Khytrov put a terrible beating on his very durable opponent, and won by TKO 9.
The fight should have been stopped sooner for the sake of Mendez' health.
Derevyanchenko dominated and stopped Soliman inside two rounds
He's now IBF #2 at middleweight and is qualified for the final eliminator - winner becomes GGG's mandatory.
Too early for GGG. He needs another 15 pro fights.
After a long period of inactivity (despite being healthy and willing to fight) Sergiy Derevyanchenko will return on Tuesday March 14 against Kemahl Russell (10-0, 8 KOs), pictured below. It will be televised by USA Fox Sports 1.
Anybody know how to see this fight?