Serhiy Derevianchenko

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Sergei Derevyanchenko
Сергій Дерев'янченко
Nickname(s)The Technician
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Reach171 cm (67 in)
Born (1985-10-31) 31 October 1985 (age 33)
Feodosiya, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Boxing record
Total fights15
Wins by KO10

Sergiy Vyacheslavovich Derevyanchenko (Ukrainian: Сергій Дерев'янченко, born 31 October, 1985) is a Ukrainian professional boxer. As an amateur, he won the bronze medal at middleweight at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships. As of October 2019, Derevyanchenko is ranked as the world's third best active middleweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, fifth by BoxRec and sixth by The Ring magazine.

Amateur career[edit]

His father was a boxer, who introduced him to the sport. Sergiy trained with his father in his hometown, Feodosiya, until he was 10.[1]

At the 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships, he beat Argenis Casimiro Núñez in the quarter-finals to win a bronze medal, but was unable to progress any further, losing to Matvey Korobov in the semi-final. He participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics but lost to Emilio Correa in the second round. Derevianchenko took part in the 2009 AIBA World Boxing Championships, where he reached the quarter-finals but fell short against Vijender Singh.

Between 2010 and 2014, Derevianchenko took part in the World Series of Boxing, where he became known as one of the best boxers in the competition. Derevyanchenko became known for his excellent technique and his handspeed.[2] He competed in 24 bouts, winning 23 of them. His sole loss in this competition came to Brian Castaño in the 2012-13 season quarter-final. Derevyanchenko was a champion twice, in the 2011-12 season with the Milano Thunder, and in the 2012-13 season with the Astana Arlans.


AIBA World Boxing Championships[edit]


  • Defeated Victor Cotiujanschi (Moldova) 28-12
  • Defeated Oliver Obradovic (Austria) RSCO 2
  • Defeated Alexander Rubjuk (Estonia) 23-12
  • Defeated Argenis Casimiro Núñez (Dominican Republic) RSCO 3
  • Lost to Matvey Korobov (Russia) AB 2


  • Defeated Danijel Topalovic (Bosnia) RSC 3
  • Defeated Alex Theran (Colombia) 13-8
  • Defeated Adem Kılıççı (Turkey) 13-6
  • Lost to Vijender Singh (India) 4-12

Olympic Games[edit]

2008 (as a middleweight)

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Derevyanchenko turned professional in 2014, signing with promoter Lou DiBella and fighting out of New York City.[1][3] After winning his first two fights, he signed a deal with manager Al Haymon.[4] Derevyanchenko headlined his first televised card on August 2015, facing off against Elvin Ayala in an eight-round bout aired on ShoBox,[5] winning by a wide unanimous decision, improving his record to 6-0. In August 2016, he faced former world champion Sam Soliman. In the first round, Derevyanchenko 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).[6]

Rise up the ranks[edit]

The 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.[7] The fight was rescheduled for 25 August 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 waived off the fight.[8]

Derevyanchenko vs. Jacobs[edit]

27 October 2018, Derevyanchenko fought Daniel Jacobs for the vacant IBF middleweight title at the Hulu Theater, New York. Losing by split decision, handing Derevyanchenko the first lost of his professional career.

Derevyanchenko vs. Culcay[edit]

13 April 2019, Derevyanchenko fought Jack Culcay in a final eliminator for the IBF middleweight title. Winning by unanimous decision, Derevyanchenko became 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. Álvarez's promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, expressed his displeasure with the decision to strip Álvarez of the belt, insisting Derevyanchenko had been offered an "unprecedented amount of money for a fighter of his limited stature and limited popularity".[9]

Derevyanchenko vs. Golovkin[edit]

On 5 October 2019, Derevyanchenko is scheduled to face off against former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight titles at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
15 fights 13 wins 2 losses
By knockout 10 0
By decision 3 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
15 Loss 13–2 Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin UD 12 5 Oct, 2019 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For vacant IBF and IBO middleweight titles
14 Win 13–1 Germany Jack Culcay UD 12 13 Apr, 2019 United States Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
13 Loss 12–1 United States Daniel Jacobs SD 12 27 Oct, 2018 United States Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S. For vacant IBF middleweight title
12 Win 12–0 United States Dashon Johnson RTD 6 (8), 3:00 3 Mar, 2018 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 The Bahamas Tureano Johnson TKO 12 (12), 0:40 25 Aug, 2017 United States Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Jamaica Kemahl Russell TKO 5 (10), 1:06 14 Mar, 2017 United States Fitz Tunica Casino and Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Australia Sam Soliman TKO 2 (12), 2:41 21 Jul, 2016 United States Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Mike Guy TKO 8 (8), 2:24 15 Mar, 2016 United States Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino, Nice, California, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Jessie Nicklow TKO 3 (8), 2:18 14 Nov, 2015 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Elvin Ayala UD 8 7 Aug, 2015 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Alan Campa TKO 4 (8), 1:17 10 Apr, 2015 United States Aviator Sports Complex, New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Cape Verde Vladine Biosse TKO 2 (8), 1:42 20 Feb, 2015 United States Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Raul Munoz KO 1 (6), 2:50 12 Dec, 2014 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Ghana Laatekwei Hammond UD 4 1 Oct, 2014 United States Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Cromwell Gordon RTD 2 (6), 3:00 23 Jul, 2014 United States BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York City, New York, U.S.


  1. ^ a b "New Faces: Sergiy Derevyanchenko". August 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "Can anyone topple Middleweight king Derevyanchenko?". World Series Boxing. February 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sergiy Derevyanchenko Inks Pact With Lou DiBella".
  4. ^ "Sergey Derevyanchenko Inks Pact With Al Haymon".
  5. ^ "Derevyanchenko-Ayala, Khytrov-Brinson on ShoBox".
  6. ^ Satterfield, Lem. "Derevyanchenko overwhelms Soliman to gain second-round TKO". PBC Boxing.
  7. ^ "IBF Orders Johnson-Derevyanchenko Eliminator For Golovkin Shot".
  8. ^ Christ, Scott (August 25, 2017). "Derevyanchenko stops Johnson to win IBF shot". Bad Left Hook.
  9. ^ "Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez: IBF decision to strip title angers Oscar de la Hoya". 2019-08-02. Retrieved 2019-08-23.

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