- Birth Name: Сергей Вячеславович Деревянченко
- Birth Place: Contribute
- Born: October 31, 1985
- Died: Contribute
- Age: 37
- Height: 5′ 9″
- Weight: 160 lb
- Reach: 67½″
- Stance: Orthodox
- Pro Debut: July 23, 2014
- Nationality: Ukraine
- Status: Contribute
- Manager: Contribute
- Promoter: Contribute
- Total Bouts: 18
- Total Rounds: 37
Sergiy Derevyanchenko, born on October 31, 1985, is a professional boxer from Ukraine who fights in the middleweight division. He entered the boxing ring for the first time at the age of 28 on July 23, 2014, against Cromwell Gordon, where he achieved a 2nd round RTD victory. He then went on to win another 11 consecutive fights via stoppage and faced Daniel Jacobs, his first world-title fight at the age of 32 on October 27, 2018, for the IBF (vacant) title, which he lost via a 12 round split-decision. Despite failing to win a world title, Derevyanchenko has had some notable victories in his career, including wins over Joshua Conley, Sam Soliman, Tureano Johnson, Jack Culcay, Dashon Johnson, and Elvin Ayala.
With a career-record of 14-4, including 10 knockouts, Derevyanchenko has never been knocked out in his career. Besides, he has never suffered a draw or no-contest in his professional boxing career. His most recent fight was against American boxer Joshua Conley on July 30, 2022, which he won via a unanimous decision over ten rounds. Derevyanchenko’s nickname is "The Technician".
As of February 2021, Derevyanchenko is currently ranked 4th in the Middleweight Division by The Ring magazine, 8th by BoxRec, and fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Derevyanchenko's professional boxing career started in 2014 when he signed with promoter Lou DiBella and fought out of New York City. After winning his first two fights, Derevyanchenko signed a deal with manager Al Haymon. He headlined his first televised card in August 2015, facing off against Elvin Ayala in an eight-round bout aired on ShoBox, which he won by a wide unanimous decision, improving his record to 6–0.
In August 2016, Derevyanchenko faced former world champion Sam Soliman. In the first round, he landed a left-right combination to the head, causing Soliman to take a knee. Soliman was dropped a further two times in the second-round, causing the referee to wave off the fight, giving Derevyanchenko the win by technical knockout (TKO).
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) ordered an eliminator between Derevyanchenko and Tureano Johnson, with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger to the unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The fight was originally set for April 2016, but Johnson had to pull out due to injury. The fight was then rescheduled for August 25, 2017, and was televised on Fox Sports 1. Derevyanchenko slowly broke down Johnson, hurting him repeatedly throughout the fight, finally dropping Johnson in the twelfth round, at which point the referee waved off the fight.
Derevyanchenko faced Daniel Jacobs for the vacant IBF middleweight title on October 27, 2018. It was his first world-title fight, and he lost by a split decision, which handed Derevyanchenko the first loss of his professional career. In April 2019, he fought Jack Culcay in a final eliminator for the IBF middleweight title, winning by unanimous decision and becoming the mandatory challenger for unified middleweight champion Canelo Álvarez. However, after extended negotiations between Álvarez and Derevyanchenko, both parties failed to schedule a fight before the IBF's deadline, causing the IBF to strip Álvarez of their title.
On October 5, 2019, Derevyanchenko faced Gennady Golovkin for the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight titles at Madison Square Garden, New York City. After a tentative start to the opening round, which saw both fighters sizing each other up with probing jabs, Golovkin fired off a six punch combination ending with a right hook to Derevyanchenko's head, dropping the Ukrainian with 1 minute left in the first round. Derevyanchenko rose to his feet within seconds, showing no signs of being hurt. Golovkin won the fight by unanimous decision with two judges scoring the bout 115–112 and the third scoring it 114–113, all in favor of Golovkin.
Derevyanchenko fought Jermall Charlo for the WBC middleweight title on September 26, 2020. Derevyanchenko fought a tough fight, but Charlo's powerful jab and good game plan were too much for the Ukrainian. Charlo connected on more punches than Derevyanchenko, and ultimately deserved the unanimous decision win, with the scorecards reading 118–110, 117-111 and 116–112 in favor of Charlo.
In summary, the Ukrainian boxer Sergiy Derevyanchenko, nicknamed "The Technician," has achieved great success in his professional boxing career, with a record of 14 wins and only four losses. Although he has never won a world title, his impressive career matches against some of the top middleweight boxers is an indicator of his prowess in the ring.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko Fight Record
|18||Jul 30, 2022||36||Joshua Conley||Win||UD|
|17||Dec 5, 2021||36||Carlos Adames||Loss||MD|
|16||Sep 26, 2020||34||Jermall Charlo||Loss||UD|
|15||Oct 5, 2019||33||Gennady Golovkin||Loss||UD|
|14||Apr 13, 2019||33||Jack Culcay||Win||UD|
|13||Oct 27, 2018||32||Daniel Jacobs||Loss||SD|
|12||Mar 3, 2018||32||Dashon Johnson||Win||RTD6|
|11||Aug 25, 2017||31||Tureano Johnson||Win||TKO12|
|10||Mar 14, 2017||31||Kemahl Russell||Win||TKO5|
|9||Jul 21, 2016||30||Sam Soliman||Win||TKO2|
|8||Mar 15, 2016||30||Mike Guy||Win||TKO8|
|7||Nov 14, 2015||30||Jessie Nicklow||Win||TKO3|
|6||Aug 7, 2015||29||Elvin Ayala||Win||UD|
|5||Apr 10, 2015||29||Alan Campa||Win||TKO4|
|4||Feb 20, 2015||29||Vladine Biosse||Win||TKO2|
|3||Dec 12, 2014||29||Raul Munoz||Win||KO1|
|2||Oct 1, 2014||28||Laatekwei Hammond||Win||UD|
|1||Jul 23, 2014||28||Cromwell Gordon||Win||RTD2|