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Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko report
Who won Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko?
Gennady Golovkin beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 5th October 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 115-112, 114-113 in favor of winner Gennady Golovkin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the vacant IBF middleweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Israil Madrimov beat Alejandro Barrera and Ivan Baranchyk defeated Gabriel Bracero.
Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko stats
Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 35 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Golovkin had advantage in power over Derevyanchenko, with a 90% knock out percentage over Derevyanchenko's 77%.
Gennady Golovkin was the older man by 4 years, at 41 years old.
Golovkin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Derevyanchenko. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Gennady Golovkin & Sergiy Derevyanchenko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Golovkin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 8 years and 2 months earlier than Derevyanchenko, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 115 more professional rounds, 240 to Derevyanchenko's 125.
Gennady Golovkin went into the fight ranked number 3 by the IBF at middleweight.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 160lb division.
Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko form
Derevyanchenko had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jack Culcay on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight eliminator fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Daniel Jacobs on 27th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Hulu Theater @ MSG, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Tureano Johnson on 25th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Buffalo Run Casino, Miami.
Before that, he had beat Sam Soliman on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
He had won against Mike Guy on 15th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice.
Derevyanchenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Action broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko?
Gennady Golovkin was a 4/25 (-630) favourite going into the contest, while Sergiy Derevyanchenko made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.
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