GGG vs. Derevyanchenko Boxing Preview, Pick And Betting Odds
One of boxing’s biggest fights will take place this weekend as a legendary fighter, Gennady Golovkin takes on Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a middleweight title fight.
The matchup will be broadcasted on DAZN, which is a premium subscription channel. It will take place on Saturday, October 5, at Madison Square Garden.
GGG vs. Derevyanchenko Betting Preview And Odds
Not surprisingly, GGG comes into this fight as a decent favorite, with markets not moving much since the odds opened. He’s -450 to win this fight, with Sergiy’s odds coming at +350 at MyBookie.ag Sportsbook.
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You will find similar odds elsewhere. As of now, there is no over/under on rounds, but be sure to check for that as we get closer to fight night.
Tale Of The Tape
|Gennady Golovkin||vs.||Sergiy Derevynanchenko|
|April 8th, 1982||Date Of Birth||October 10th, 1985|
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GGG has quite the advantage when it comes to fighting experience and physicality. He has a three-inch height edge with a height of 5’10 compared to Sergiy’s 5’7 stature. He has the same lead with his reach, with 70” reach compared to 67” reach, respectively.
The only true “advantage” for Derevyanchenko is his age. He’s four years younger than Golovkin, but if you’ve seen GGG fight lately, you wouldn’t be worried about his age or the number of fights he has taken. He looks spry and as powerful as ever.
IBF Middleweight Title Controversy
It’s worth noting that the IBF title is vacant and that neither GGG nor Derervyanchecko currently has the belt. The IBF stripped the belt from Golovokin after he pulled out of a fight against Derevyanchecko last year to face Canelo Alvarez.
The vacant belt was contested between Daniel Jacobs and Derevyanchenko. Jacobs won in a split decision. Then Canelo Alvarez bested Jacobs in May of this year, grabbing the belt.
He was then ordered to face Derevyanchenko in this year, but those negotiations fell through. Canelo got his belt stripped, so now we will see Gennady vs. Sergiy for the vacant IBF middleweight title. Whew, that was a lot. Okay, let’s get to the fight.
Gennady Golovkin – A Boxing Legend
GGG has been remarkable throughout his boxing career. He’s one of the legends of the sport and has only been beaten by Canelo Alvarez, but even that is up for debate in some people’s eyes.
Golovkin made the most of DAZN debut in June, delivering a devastating knockout to challenger, Steve Rolls, in the fourth round.
He’s has fought 41 times, which includes 39 wins, and 35 knockouts. His only tie and loss came in the two fights against Canelo Alvarez.
Sergiy Derevynanchenko – The Technician
Sergiy isn’t flashy, but he’s got great fundamentals. The Ukrainian is nicknamed “The Technician” for a reason. He has plenty of pop and doesn’t make many mistakes in the ring. He competed in the 2008 Olympics before going pro in 2014.
The best fight in recent memory was against Daniel Jacobs in October. He went down in the first round but didn’t give up that easily. The Ukrainian won a split decision in 12 rounds.
He notched another victory against Jack Culcay, but this fight was on FS1 and was not highly publicized. Overall, he has 13 wins and one loss. Ten of those wins have come by knockout.
GGG vs. Derevyanchenko – Who Will Win?
This fight will almost certainly be more entertaining than GGG’s fight against Steve Rolls, but I am a big fan of the Kazak Killer and happen to think all his fights are entertaining.
But, we shouldn’t underestimate Derevyanchenko in this fight. He’s an experienced fighter and not one to be taken lightly.
However, I don’t think Gennady and his camp under prepare for anyone. GGG is undoubtedly not in his prime and he’s a bit slower, but his power, to me, seems as strong as ever.
He is facing a top-10 middleweight in Sergiy, but I do think he’s more than equipped to win this fight. Dereyvanchenko has a style that is favorable to Golovkin.
The Technician Isn’t Fast enough For GGG
He isn’t very mobile and not especially quick. He has an advantage when it comes to both height and reach. GGG did seem to expose himself a bit more against Rolls and took some shots, which could be a problem in this fight, but the same can be said for Derevynchenko.
The Technician isn’t known for his defense, which could be quite devastating for him in this fight, especially since he doesn’t move around too much in the ring and isn’t especially quick.
There could be some rocky moments in this fight for GGG, but I expect him to come out as the victor. An early knockout in favor of Golovkin also would not shock me.
More props will be available this weekend. I would look for markets on an early stoppage (under rounds) and GGG’s odds to win by knockout. Still, I think there is a lot of value on him at -450.
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