Gennadiy Golovkin v Sergiy Derevyanchenko Odds and Preview – Boxing Betting October 5

Triple G can outpoint The Technician

Nobody will ever shake Gennadiy Golovkin’s conviction that he didn’t deserve to be voted the winner in both of his fights with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Golovkin drew his first match-up with the three-weight world champion in Las Vegas in 2017 and was ruled to have lost the rematch in a spilt decision last year. Both verdicts were controversial to say the least but Triple G got over his frustration by stopping Canadian Steve Rolls in June and now returns to Madision Square Garden in New York to fight Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight world titles.

Golovkin, from Kazakhstan, has just one draw and one defeat on his record. He is the king of the knockout having stopped his opponent 35 times in 39 victories as a professional. Now based in California, it still rankles the 37-year-old that he’s not rated among the greats of his weight division. His record and ability is certainly on a par with the likes of Alvarez, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Terence Crawford and he still harbours hopes of reuniting the various belts by regaining the WBC and WBO versions of the title. Sergey Kovalev is next up for Alvarez, however, and time is probably running out for a second rematch to be arranged with the Mexican.

Gennady Golovkin Tale of The Tape Sergiy Derevyanchenko
39 Wins 13
1 Lost 1
35 KOs 10
1 Draws 0
41 Total Bouts 14
85% KO% 71%
5’10” Height 5’7″
70″ Reach 67″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Karaganda, Kazakhstan Nationality Feodosia, Crimea, Russia
April 8th, 1982 Date of Birth October 10th 1985

Sergiy Derevyanchenko has already fought for the IBF middleweight title but lost a split decision to Daniel Jacobs in New York a year ago. Jacobs had lost a unanimous points decision against Golovkin early in 2017 so the Ukrainian, nicknamed The Technician, clearly has something to find if he is to upset Triple G.
Derevyanchenko earned another title at the title after outpointing Germany’s Jack Culcay in an eliminator in Minneapolis in April and his team will regard it as a bonus that Alvarez couldn’t agree a date for a defence, thus forfeiting the belt. Golovkin is just as tough an opponent, however, for the 33-year-old who hasn’t had much ring time for his age and is unproven at the very highest level.

The Big Fight Verdict

It’s something of a surprise that Golovkin is a best 2/9 with Coral just to beat Derevyanchenko. The older man has the wider experience and the much stronger record against a calibre of fighter which has so far eluded his opponent.
Golovkin should not have to work too hard to beat his younger opponent but will not want to take any chances. He is 13/8 to win by Decision or Technical Decision with Betfred.

Fight To Go The Distance
Yes Evens
No 4/5

Bet at Betfred