Sergiy Derevyanchenko

Middleweight
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Sergiy Derevyanchenko
"The Technician"

14

Wins

4

Losses

0

Draws

None

KO%
  • 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

# Date Age Opponent Result Via
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