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Who won Jacobs vs Derevyanchenko?
Daniel Jacobs beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 27th October 2018 at Hulu Theater @ MSG in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 113-114, 115-112, 115-112 in favor of winner Daniel Jacobs.
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 IBF middleweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Machado vs Evans for the WBA World Super Featherweight championship.
Jacobs vs Derevyanchenko stats
Daniel Jacobs stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Jacobs had a slight advantage in power over Derevyanchenko, with a 85% knock out percentage over Derevyanchenko's 83%.
Daniel Jacobs was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Jacobs had a height advantage of 3 inches over Derevyanchenko. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Daniel Jacobs & Sergiy Derevyanchenko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Jacobs was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years and 7 months earlier than Derevyanchenko, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 81 more professional rounds, 186 to Derevyanchenko's 105.
Daniel Jacobs 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.
Jacobs vs Derevyanchenko form
Jacobs had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Maciej Sulecki on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Luis Arias on 11th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Gennady Golovkin on 18th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had beat Sergio Mora on 9th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Santander Arena, Reading.
He had won against Peter Quillin on 5th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Derevyanchenko had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Tureano Johnson on 25th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Sam Soliman on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mike Guy on 15th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice.
Before that, he had won against Jessie Nicklow on 14th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.
Hehad defeated Elvin Ayala on 7th August 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Daniel Jacobs had been fighting more than Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
Going to this contest, Daniel Jacobs had last fought 3 years and 18 days ago, while Sergiy Derevyanchenko's last outing had been 3 years, 8 months and 21 days ago.
Jacobs' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Derevyanchenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
What time did Jacobs vs Derevyanchenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Hulu Theater @ MSG, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Jacobs vs Derevyanchenko?
Daniel Jacobs was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Sergiy Derevyanchenko made his way into the ring at 81/50 (+162) with oddsmakers.