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Derevyanchenko's Trainer is Pleased That Golovkin Got Stripped

By Steve Kim

Trainer Andre Rozier - who works with Sergey Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) - is overjoyed with the recent ruling of the IBF to strip Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) as their middleweight champion.

The International Boxing Federation announced on Wednesday that Golovkin was being stripped of his title - due to his failure to obligate himself to make a mandatory defense against Derevyanchenko,

"Finally, a sanctioning body that follows through as they should, finally!," Rozier said excitedly to on Thursday afternoon.


With the ruling Derevyancheko - who is rated number one by the organization - will soon be getting his shot at the vacant title.

"I would actually like to see him and (Jermall) Charlo get it on for this IBF title," said Rozier.

Charlo is currently rated fourth by the IBF but is also in in line for the WBC title, which is still held by Golovkin. Last month, Charlo captured the WBC's interim-title.

"But if not, I guess whoever's going to come after that. I just want to see Sergey, who's the most deserving young man in the game of boxing, you're not going to find a more kind, considerate, faithful kid on the planet. He never complains, he works hard and he deserves a shot - he deserves a shot," Rozier said.

The IBF stated in their ruling that the two highest available contenders will be paired off for their middleweight title.

"So hopefully this moment has come in his life where he can reap the rewards of all that work that he's put in to get to the point he's at now," said Rozier, who believes this upcoming title opportunity will take place, "around the end of August, early September."

Derevyanchenko was last seen in action back in March, when he took a stay-busy fight and stopped Dashon Johnson in six rounds.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by TonyGe on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=BoxingTech718;18841474]This isn’t necessarily a bad thing for GGG. If Charlo and Derevyanchenko fight for the title the winner will have a large enough profile to make a money fight with.[/QUOTE] That's a good point. Hadn't considered that.

Comment by j.razor on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18840202]I don't think there is a person in this world that wouldn't want that Canelo pay day. Fight Canelo for $20m or some crazy Ukrainian for $1m, hmmm GGG be like 'let me think about it I'm 36 beaten all…

Comment by j.razor on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=IRONCHINHAGLER;18840169]After feeding Charlo MW tomato cans Heiland and Centeno, no way Haymon puts him in against Derevyanchenko.[/QUOTE] WTF? Derevyanchenko can fight Boo Boo while Jermall whoops lil g.

Comment by b00g13man on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=havocman;18841404]I'm Happy because Sergei would have never gotten a shot that's exactly why we're happy and we would have a shot we would have fought Triple G in May and before you ask another question yes we did want to…

Comment by BoxingTech718 on 06-08-2018

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing for GGG. If Charlo and Derevyanchenko fight for the title the winner will have a large enough profile to make a money fight with.

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