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Andrade Promoter: Derevyanchenko Not That Good, Tailor-Made!

By Steve Kim

According to this prior report on BoxingScene.com penned by Keith Idec, Demetrius Andrade, turned down an opportunity to face Sergey Derevyanchenko (11-0, 9 KOs) on December 16th as part of an HBO broadcast.

“We were in the ninth inning of negotiations to fight Andrade and had agreed on pretty much everything,” said Keith Connolly, Derevyanchenko's manager, to BoxingScene.com. “We were told by his people that he was ready and that he had agreed. But then, at the last second, he pulled out.

“He claimed he didn’t have enough time [to get ready], but these negotiations took place seven weeks before the fight date. So that’s plenty of time. If you think you’re gonna take the fight, you start training right away.”

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But Matt Rowland of Banner Promotions, who promote Andrade, wanted to clear the air.

"It's a fight that we'll definitely make. Derevyanchenko's not that good. He's right in front of you, he's tailor made for Demetrius - it's the perfect fight for Demetrius. We didn't turn down the fight," Rowland told BoxingScene.com.

Andrade (25-0, 16 KO's), who recently entered into a multi-fight agreement with HBO, defeated Alantez Fox on October 21st.

Rowland countered the claims of Derevyancheko's manager:

"Connolly says that negotiating in October... well, we didn't find out about this fight from Peter Nelson (Executive V.P. of HBO Sports) till the second week of November and we were already told by HBO that there was no fight for Demetrius till the first quarter of next year.

"We still tried to make the fight, Lou (DiBella, the promoter of Derevyanchenko) I guess was having trouble with Connolly. They were saying there was a management dispute, promotional dispute. I didn't really know but I guess they worked it out."

Rowland makes it clear - "Our goal was to try to make that fight the first quarter of 2018."

And he believes this potential match-up can be salvaged.

"Yeah, I think so," says Rowland. "Because listen, we only knew about the fight four weeks before the scheduled date. Even HBO was in agreement that it was just too crazy. So if we actually pulled out like Connolly says, like we did something terrible like he said - why isn't his guy fighting December 16th?"

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-10-2018

stop talking and make the fight..derevyanchenko vs andrade keep moving @160

Comment by richardt on 12-06-2017

[QUOTE=Thraxox;18268799]Man there are so few Andrade fans right here. And Right now you are the only one yet that is an Andrade fan and there is me.[/QUOTE]I think Andrade's style will neutralize the effectiveness of some top middleweights. He is…

Comment by IlikeBikeTython on 12-02-2017

Unfortunately it seems that for whatever reason many fighters are undisciplined when it comes to staying in shape between fights. Sparring can be limited to just training camp. But everything else should be standard. I don’t understand the logic behind…

Comment by Ake-Dawg on 12-02-2017

[QUOTE=FLY TY;18266916]I understand what he said, and I also understand that he just fought a little over a month ago, so he shouldn't be out of shape either. There have been fighters who have taken fights on less notice, and…

Comment by Thraxox on 11-30-2017

[QUOTE=richardt;18266038]I have been a fan of Andrade and his high level abilities and I do think he has the style to beat Derevyanchenko but how is it he needs more time to prepare when Derevyanchenko would be getting the same…

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